CicadaSpring 2017 Magazines
Cicada feels like The New Yorker of the teen set. It's an intelligent quality magazine with a thirty year history, and has managed to stay familiar without ever seeming dated or stale.
Cicada has a solid hook, starting with its sleek, smart cover -- a beautiful bold work of art that catches the eye. Inside, it showcases the quality art, poetry and prose of teen artists and writers (alongside adult contributors) - and it's ad-free. The content is a fine blend of astute humor (think "Shouts & Murmurs"), quirky fun and gravitas. The graphic art is superb. The writing, both fiction and non, is adept and fresh. The publisher encourages diversity in submissions - both in subject matter and in the life experience of the writers -- which is an added appeal for readers. For potential contributors, submission requirements are clear, professional and easy to find at Cicada's web site.