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 (Fall) comes out October 26, 2018.
DEADLINE for submissions is October 19, 2018.
Please enjoy the selections for our latest issue below.

As the dark closed in, and the golden-red sun slowly set, Evanthe moved in closer to the tree. The fire crackled as a log fell and embers flew up into the sky, twinkling like the emerging stars. Evanthe pulled her black plaid shirt tighter around her. She sighed and shivered slightly. "Thank you so much for inviting me Kavon. You really have no idea how much I appreciate it."

I smiled as I answered, "No prob. I'm glad you could come!" We sat in contented silence as the others laughed and talked around the campsite.

"Wow! The stars are so bright! I've never seen stars so bright."

Evanthe laughed. "That's because you live in the city. The pollution and lights block the most of the stars from view."

"No, I'm serious. Look at them!"

I am ready for my close-up.

Or at least, that’s the impression I’m trying to give the woman taking it. The truth is, I’m not. Playing one of the two servant boys who are only in the first scene of the first act isn’t what I’d be doing right now if it were up to me. But my parents wanted me to. They thought I needed something to take my mind off Andrew coming home tonight, when the truth is nothing will.

We go backstage after everybody’s gotten their picture taken, and I’m sweating in my blue robes. Blue for the Capulets, red for the Montagues. I’m glad I only have to wear mine for less than fifteen minutes.


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