In our home it wouldn’t be difficult to find a writer or composer, a photographer or three, or a designer, an engineer, an architect or a young inventor. I could show you stories and poetry, music and lyrics, photographs, sketches, drawings and paintings, structures and gadgets built out of Legos, or Lincoln Logs, tin cans and wooden pallets. Presently, there are few copy righted, less recorded and none published. It’s difficult enough for adults to break into their field, but often it is even harder for a teenager to find a respectable outlet for their work.
We’ve made a recent discovery, though, and it’s one that gives us hope. Aletheia Writing Magazine is a Christian magazine for teens, by youth, ages 13-19 years old. Pronounced Ah-Lay-thei-uh, it is the Greek word for “truth” or “unveiling.”
A one year subscription, published quarterly, costs just $26 when delivered to an address in the United States. That’s four issues, 40 color pages, including shipping and handling. My children found it interesting that many of the writers and artists, contributing to the magazine, have been homeschooled. They were also pleased that they did not find this publication full of cookie-cutter stories and articles. Yes, faith and hope are evident throughout, and the publishers state that they “will not accept work that contains profanity, tasteless violence, or inappropriate sexual content,” but you can see the individual author in his writing or art.
You’ll find – stories, poetry, articles, reviews, photographs and contests. Every issue features: a Writer’s Challenge, the Featured Contributor, a book review, Glory to God for the beauty of nature, Ancient Ink, and an interview. Aletheia Writing Magazine has made their entire Spring 2011 issue available for you to preview, for free. It is full of energy, creativity and a bold freedom of expression.
Content page from the current issue – Fall 2011
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Aletheia Writing Magazine
P.O. Box 1602
Lansdale, PA 19446
You can also read other reviews of Aletheia on The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew Blog.
Although, we hope that a submission will be accepted for publication in Aletheia Writing Magazine, the opinions expressed in this review are my own, and were not coerced in any way.
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