You're Write Online Zine
Calling all teens ages 13-17: share your writing in our online zine, You're Write
Anyone from the age of 13 to the age of 17 is welcome to submit short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction via the submission form. We will select and post work on a quarterly basis, with new issues going up in January, April, July, and October. We'll let you know if your work has been selected within a month of your submission date.
Please read our submission guidelines before submitting.
NEXT ISSUE (Spring) comes out July 20, 2018.
DEADLINE for submissions is July 13, 2018.
Please enjoy the selections for our latest issue below.

We’re tranquil during the storm
Cornered in chaos
And coated in grime from
Depths where sea meets land.

In crisis we sing
Our hearts high, souls sought
If you listen close enough
You can hear our ocean calls.

David: The beauty of days of old. The honor, the glory. (Reading out loud) “O goddess! Sing the wrath of Pelus’ son, Achilles. Sing the deadly wrath brought woes numberless upon the Greeks.” These words are greater than have been written for thousands of years, these words are sweet as honey, beautiful as daffodils, bright as the very stars in the sky. They are magnificent. Wondrous. The paragon of paragon. They are...
Emile (offstage): David! David McWilson! Where are you David!
David: Here my sweet Emile.
Emile: David! What are you doing?
David: What am I doing? Listen to these words, my wife. “O goddess! Sing the wrath of Pelus’ son, Achilles. Sing the deadly wrath brought...”
Emile: That’s nice, but shouldn’t you get on to work? There’s no salary for wasted time.

I have spent my life
Running from a reflection
I don’t know how to

Wishing that I could
Redact the marks of
My flesh
And erase these imperfections
That run along my limbs
And twine between ribs.

If I traveled far away,
I couldn't hide.
If I sailed the seven seas,
You'd follow me.

If I heard a song,
I'd follow it.
I'd chase it.
You would understand.


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