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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2015 Edition

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My Cry By noemysantana, new york, NY
My Walk By MagicWriter666, Cresco, IA
Aftermath By skyesandstars, Houston, TX
Call Me Mandy By adriaisms, Firestone, CO
Collin and Caroline’s Post-Grad Trip By zoeharris, San Francisco, CA
I Don’t Remember By Lindsey123, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Lesson Number One By Kenna O., Cleburne, TX
Lost in the Mail By AliPearl, Philadelphia, PA
The Elephant Broke By Changeling, Cupertino, CA
He Was Like Asphyxiation By Pamezquita1233, Clemmons, NC
Supernova By juliannatherese, Fair Lawn, NJ
Clockwork City By Awqin, Ventura, CA
Snow White By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
The Seed By OurDigitalAge, Berthoud, CO

Hot Topics

Letters to the EditorA Life Without Charms By Jasmine11, Faridabad, ZZ
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Letters to the EditorBrush Strokes By tyarra M., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorDear Teen Ink Editors, By ABIGAIL.S, Trenton, OH
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Educator of the YearCheryl Lemine, Creative Writing Teacher - LaVilla School of the Arts By Soul_Writerz, Jacksonville, FL
Educator of the YearChumki Gupta, Biology • McNair Academic High School By Tanushree B., Jersey City, NJ
Educator of the YearKevin Ehly, Mathematics • Brooklyn Frontiers High School By Cristal C., Bronx, NY
Educator of the YearSteve Manne, Basketball Coach • St. Joan of Arc and St. Catherine of Alexandria Parishes By Jacob2015, Pewaukee, WI
Educator of the YearTherese Rodeghier, Librarian • Arrowhead High School By xx185, Hartland, WI
MemoirAficionada By SarahWinnie, Lakewood, CA
MemoirGood-Bye Forever By alme3, Double Oak, TX
MemoirHunted & Honored By krickhahn24, Hartland, WI
MemoirNot at All Like Baywatch By chartung97, Junction City, KS
MemoirPetals and Poisons By Claire_A, Pleasanton, CA
MemoirPower Addicts By ErinSprocket, South Orange, NJ
MemoirRemember These Stars By JessA2987, Huntersville, NC
MemoirSandcastles By Heather H., Gilmanton, NH
MemoirShimmers By Anonymous, Irvine, CA
MemoirTexas Tough By prokofiev, Bothell, WA
MemoirThe Secret Life of Boys By Amanda I., Ambler, PA
MemoirThe Small Things By Kelly W., Burbank, CA
MemoirThe Turkey Story By segapovi, Espanola, NM
Personal ExperienceAn Open Letter to the Chinese Cashiers at Whole Foods By CurrentBell, Brookline, MA
Personal ExperienceHow I Met Poetry By CurrentBell, Brookline, MA
Personal ExperienceMisadventures in Publishing By JackFromAK, Anchorage, AK
Personal ExperienceThank You, Google By Kittengoo, Cape Coral, FL
Personal ExperienceThank You, Teen Ink By brettb33, Stanwood, MI
Personal ExperienceThe Unpublished Writer By rachelchace, Stratford, CT


Book ReviewsAfterworlds by Scott Westerfeld By DomusVocis, Green Bay, WI
Book ReviewsAuthor Samantha Van Leer By DanielleAspen, Laguna Hills, CA
Book ReviewsBrave New World by Aldous Huxley By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Book ReviewsLexicon by Max Barry By GirlWhoWrites, littleton, CO
Book ReviewsNever Fall Down by Patricia McCormick By nate_shurtleff, Richfield, MN
Book ReviewsOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell By great, Marietta, GA
Book ReviewsPolly Wants To Be A Writer by Laura Thomas By ninachabanon, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Book ReviewsSpunky by Dori Brink By brandiezucker, Bedford, NY
Book ReviewsThe Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry By Sapphire9, Santa Rosa, CA
Movie ReviewsJiro Dreams of Sushi By Andrew C., Cerritos, CA
Movie ReviewsThe Imitation Game By izzyz, Vienna, ZZ
Movie ReviewsWhiplash By ccb1996, Crowley, TX
Music ReviewsFunerals From The Astral Sphere by Midnight Odyssey By theheavymetalist, Winter Haven, FL
Music ReviewsNight Visions by Imagine Dragons By ScreenName098, New York City, NY
Music ReviewsSongs of Innocence by U2 By super8, Manhattan, KS

Art / Photo

'Buster' By Vipymuss, Perryton, TX
(We Are) the Broken Ones By burningskylines, Birmingham, AL
Abe v2 By , Orlando, FL
Basketball By , Chicago, IL
Black and White, I think Not By Caitie_Stansfield0311, Loveland, CO
Boundless By staceylyn, Fountain Valley, CA
California Drought By K.Marke, Nipomo, CA
Celebrate! By CateWrite, Butterfield, MN
city limits By movimakermarchsonia, Stickney, IL
close to danger By amandasws25, Houston, TX
Come out By Allix, Gainesville, FL
Distractions By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
Empire State in the Summer By WhMaggie, Rumson, NJ
Even A Bird's Song Has Lyrics By heyhannah93, Jackson, TN
Feet on beach By misstori123, Rochester Hills, MI
Florist's Dream By queenbecca, Twinsburg, OH
Good Morning World By rmconnaire, chestertown, MD
Homesick By liow.veronica, San Ramon, CA
I'll Never Fit In By MollyKateCline, Powell, OH
Icelandic Smile By Cymbourine, Easley, SC
In their Atmosphere By JessyBarr, Portland, OR
Jumper By HaleyRichards, Berkeley, CA
Kiss my Breath By Kettle121, Tokyo, ZZ
Light of Life By Fluffylaw, Novi, MI
Media III By , Rome, NY
Michael By eweaver, westernville, NY
Motherly Love By GraphicWriter, Yuba City, CA
Neither Exist By Spooky, Pipestone, MN
Neon Lights By egavin, Belmont, MA
Old Guitar By CrazySissi, Newman Lake, WA
orange moon By SprayKid, Saint Simons Island, GA
Peacefully Floating Along By korynivylane, Nashotah, WI
Pinked By aureliana, Birmingham, AL
Plastic By Axrel, Bothell, WA
Sailors at Sunset By CoCo_nuttts, Tomkins Cove, NY
Self Portrait By , Greenlawn, NY
Somewhere Between Here and There By addisongale, Clarkston, MI
Splash By jaimeexo, Hope, RI
State Of Grace By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
Stay Young By TheMadMoxie, Oxford, MS
Summer Days By , Boulder, CO
The BB Twins By birdafraidofheights, Lowell, IN
The City By theweirdworder, Newtown, PA
Three Loves By RemusPenn, Tuttle, OK
Tired By sameenmaali, San Diego, CA
un œil By , Tustin, CA
Venice Beach By Suryam11, Los Angeles, CA
Wine Tsunami By nellicommaspi, Orlando, FL
Women vs. Society By Kayroxy101, Ringwood, NJ
You are the miracle in me By megara, Jupiter, FL


A Picture By SophieBrockell, Waldorf, MD
Anatomy of Love By Fluffylaw, Novi, MI
Annoyed By lilacboutique11, Voorheesville, NY
Anomaly By ChaliceinWonderland, Oxford, ZZ
Between the walls By MissCadabby, Flemington, NJ
Care on the road By IsaiahREdwards, Daegu, ZZ
Cicatrix By RussiaIsCool, Lititz, PA
Coconut Childhood By asofnow, Troy, MI
constellations By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Contemplating By courtneygrace96, Nicholasville, KY
Controversial Ma(i)l(e) By ronniejk, Philadelphia, PA
Dear Delilah, By ohmeliora, Lakewood, WA
Define: Happy By EleniAneziris, East Setuaket, NY
Delicate By justalittlepoet101, Lake Mary, FL
Elective Boundary By Hannah., Redondo Beach, CA
Elegy for Poets By GirlThatWrites, Needham, MA
fourth of july By MyApocalyptic, Tumwater, WA
Garbage By Anonymous, Gilmanton, NH
Gray Space By Cassidy_Suzanne, Sewickley, PA
Grief By Samanthalijun, Farmington, NM
Gummies By Pander_skow, Mount Prospect, IL
Heaven By Queen_of_Cups, Glen Head, NY
home limited love By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
I hope you see this By Rendeer, Park City, UT
I Want to Know You By zoeharris, San Francisco, CA
Identity Free By ZoeZoe, Westown, New Plymouth 4310, ZZ
In the Dark By BartholomewBrown, santa rosa, CA
Iron-Jawed Angels By jennag4, New city, NY
Jackson, Nebraska By Maya C., Boulder, CO
Kitsugi By TheBibliophile, Gurgaon, ZZ
life support By gotmar19, Elm Grove, WI
Lip gloss By jl123, plantation, FL
Listen, Obey By natalie.schlosberg, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
Long Player By whatmatters, Cannon Falls, MN
Love is … By KaitlynJK16, Rome, ME
mechanism By clericus, Byron Center, MI
Mining By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Monsters By Meopeo, Sturgis, SD
Mother on the Moon By Zinchism, Chalfont, PA
On the Cusp of 19 By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
One Sentence By Bradson, Hartland, WI
Poetic Justice By sydneeharris16, auburn, ME
polaroid By jkind, Furlong, PA
red eyes By Amai-kun, Mercer Island, WA
Seasons By Eng_Lit_Girl123, London, ZZ
Sign Here By Cassie1435, Skokie, IL
Skeleton Trees By Allie P., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Skin Bleach By totally-conceited, new york, NY
Smoked Salmon in Stir Fry By WhittyKitty, Orondo, WA
so ocd By unsaidwords, Cupertino, CA
speech By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
Stay on the Lines By Van1sher, Hebron, KY
Steaming Cup By Jasmine C., Hartland, WI
Sunset, December By serendipities, Ridgefield, CT
Surprise Visit By MarisahCroakman, West Valley, NY
Tapping Back By Kayli612, North Garden, VA
The 238,000 Mile View By 15laflammmem, Gilford, NH
The Art of Tips By Sayuri97, Gilford, NH
the bends By veronika, Pittsburgh, PA
The Noise By katrinaa48, Westminster, CA
The Other Side By Anonymous, Collierville, TN
The Unexpected Mentor By Metacognition42, San Diego, CA
Web of Waters By AlyssaMcPike1327, Monticello, IL
What I’ve Done to Myself By Anonymous, Missoula, MT
White Skies and Brown Stars By freda, New Orleans, LA
with the bark ripped off By Anonymous, 1, PA
Womanhood By NicolaP, New Orleans, LA
Worldly Nightmare By NonchalantDante, Baltimore, MD
Your Horoscope By sadteenclub, Missoula, MT
River Bank By Anonymous, Brookwood, AL
Violent Night By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Waterfall By Bhcomstock, Omaha, NE
Always There By Ryushi, New City, NY
The Sailor By sean45, nashotah, WI

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