Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2017 Magazines
Ages: 15 & Up
Newsstand Price: $6.95
Subscription Price: $33.95 / 6 Issues

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.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is an award-winning ghostwriter, writer, and mother in Vancouver, Washington. She's been a contributing editor for Parents' Choice for over ten years. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a decent soufflé.

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