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CICADA Magazine

CICADA Magazine

Spring 2015 Magazines
Ages: 14 & Up
Newsstand Price: $3.95
Subscription Price: $44.95 / 6 Issues

Literary arts publication Cicada offers teens and adults fertile creative ground through a compendium of poetry, journaling, fiction, artwork, and graphic novels by established, emerging and fledgling writers and artists. In one issue, Sarah McCarry, author of the critically-acclaimed YA novel, "All Our Pretty Songs" and its sequel, "Dirty Wings," explored "Seven Ways of Thinking About Medea." Interviews with authors and professional artists add another dimension. Writer and mortician Caitlin Doughty answered questions about her recent book, "The Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory." Readers, challenged to think outside the box, have submitted erasure poems, a dystopian novel in progress, a work of alternative history, poetry and artwork about ghosts, and their designs for a "dream tattoo." The magazine extends its superlative reach with its website and online writing lab, "The Slam."

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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