Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Aletheia Writing Magazine



Most of my kids enjoy creative writing. I know, I know, hard to imagine. My 16 year old loves to create epic stories with his friend and the four youngest all completed National Novel Writing Month last year. When I had the opportunity to review a quarterly writing magazine for teens ages 13-19, made up of submissions by teens ages 13-19, I was quite interested but afraid that it may be...well...lame. Would it limit their creativity or stifle their freedom? Would it be the type of publication that would outlaw all fantasy or would it recognize the truths fantastical stories can communicate? Would the quality be high enough to grab and hold my teens attention?

The sample issue of Aletheia Magazine arrived and I was pretty impressed. It looked like a writing magazine. The content was good. The variety held our interest. I shouldn't admit that I was surprised but I was. Here is a Christian writing magazine for teens that allows for creativity and varying genres and is actually good.

Pretty cool, huh?


If you'd like to check it out for yourself, you can view a sample online. Head over to their home page and click the link in the top right hand corner. A yearly subscription is available for $26 in USA or $29 in Canada. Although this is not a homeschool magazine, many of the teens submitting are homeschoolers.  Writing for possible publication should bring out the best in every author, this is one possible outlet for the creative student, and a reasonably priced one at that.  Check it out and let me know what you think!





*Disclosure: I received a free sample of this magazine for review purposes. A positive review was not required, merely an honest one. For more reviews of this and other products, please cheek out the TOS Crew.*

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