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



Spring 2013 Magazines
Ages: 14 - 17 yrs.
Publisher: ePals Media
Newsstand Price: $6.95
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 6 Issues

Published by Cricket Magazine Group, Cicada is a literary magazine targeted to readers 14 years and up. Six times each year, Cicada delivers a diverse and thoughtful collection of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art. Each issue has a theme-Chickens and Curiosity were two recent ones. A Call for Creative Endeavors page instructs readers on how and where to submit their original writing and art.

It's a beautiful magazine. The creative material is polished and engaging, and it's a terrific showcase for creative minds that pairs young contributors with acclaimed writers like Louise Erdrich, a National Book Award winner. In a bonus feature called Week in the Life, readers can use words, photos, doodle art or a combination of all, to illustrate an actual week in his or her life - whether in a bustling urban city or on a Kentucky farm. It's a fun portrait of Cicada readers.

A hidden treasure lies in the editor's note of each magazine, where you can find excellent further reading recommendations tied to the issue's theme.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is an award-winning ghostwriter, writer, and mother in Vancouver, Washington. She's been a contributing editor for Parents' Choice for over ten years. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a decent soufflé.

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