Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2012 Magazines
Ages: 14 - 21 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media
Newsstand Price: $4.95
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 9 Issues

If you were lucky enough to attend a high school that had a really good literary magazine, then you have some idea of what Cicada offers: well-written short fiction, neatly crafted poetry, and beautiful pen-and-ink artwork. Each issue is built around a theme, such as "Hands" or "Connections," and the various creative contributions illuminate the theme from multiple viewpoints. Much of the writing is contributed by up-and-coming talents in MFA programs, but there are always several pieces by high school and college students. Young adults who love creative writing and art will welcome this addition to their supply of reading material, and many may find an outlet for their own submissions. And when they're done, their parents can read the cast-off issues, because adults of all ages will enjoy the intriguing short pieces featured in Cicada.

Naomi Lesley   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Naomi Lesley taught middle and high school English for six years. She is currently in a doctoral program at the George Washington University, focusing on American young adult literature.

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