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Being published is an honor. But waiting for the magazine is oh, fidgeting.   So, I would like to suggest that once Teen Ink sends the magazine to each of its writer, a notification through an email is also sent. In that case, the writer is... (more »)
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"Good-Bye Forever" by Alex Helm is a very meaningful, sentimental piece about letting go of friends. Within a week, the author speaks about saying goodbye to people, and feeling selfish as they are graduating and have no one to speak to next... (more »)
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     The poem “Waterfall” by Brett Comstock caught my attention immediately. It’s a short poem, only three lines, but it created such a strong feeling inside of me. This poem is about a strong waterfall that flows down really quickly... (more »)
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      "Surprise Visit" by Marisah Croakman poetically provided a real life metaphor. The poem is about how someone who is trying to help is actually the one who has to take on the pure burden. The author conveys these ideas through many... (more »)
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The poem “speech,” simply put, is about exactly what its title states: a speech. However, the author makes the poem seem as if it is about a very difficult experience, in a very creative way. She compares the topic to something that is very... (more »)
Feedback on "Ashamed To Be Americans?"
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      I respect the opinion of the author of this piece, but I disagree. While people often are too quick to hate America, America does have some serious flaws. The claims of America's justice system being racist as you said are not... (more »)
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       The fiction piece "Supernova," by Julianna Therese, sucked me into its contents and then struck my heart with its powerful words and stirring story. "Supernova" is narrated by a girl named Lena, whom is in love with her best... (more »)
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"Aftermath" by Olivia Zhang is one of the most beautifully written and vivid pieces I have ever read. She captured unbelievable amounts of emotion and description, that made me understand exactly what every character was going through. Visiting... (more »)
Cheryl Lemine by Jasmine King
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   "Cheryl Lemine," a piece about a girl starting her first day of school after being homeschooled her whole life, is very relatable for me. She was "shy with nerves," and was scared to enter the creative writing program of her school because... (more »)
Just like you
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     Just Like You by Ren Hoggard struck a chord within me. Nobody thinks that there is a problem with people accepting Autistic people. I have multipul friends with Autism and a brother with Aspburger's syndrome. Just Like You opened my... (more »)
Concerning Rejected Articles
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Dear Ma’am or Sir,   I run under the assumption that you are the one (or most likely one of many) who checks articles for grammatical correctness, and makes sure there is no offensive language in submitted articles. I write because I... (more »)
Ashamed to Be American? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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An anti-American culture is growing before us. The insidious seeds of such a society were planted in the Baby Boomer era, but now in 2015 journalists, celebrities, educators, and even politicians have made loud, crude comments that force many... (more »)
Brush Strokes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I found Emily S.’s article “Brush Strokes” extremely effective because it reflects on what life leaves upon our skin and what it means. She writes, “Birth is the canvas” and our “death, the frame.” In... (more »)
I Run This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“I Run” by Taylor S. simply left me out of breath. This skillfully written piece describes the pure thrill of running and the satisfaction of passing the finish line. Taylor clearly loves running. One of my favorite lines from... (more »)
Dear Teen Ink Editors, This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Most teens might write about something they would like to see changed in Teen Ink magazine or on, but I’m not going to do that. I want to give my thanks. Teen Ink has given me the opportunity to show others what I think... (more »)
A Piece of Gratitude This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Teen Ink, At times I’ve felt the block growing But it seems you pushed me on Letting my ink flow stronger Letting my ink turn darker And when I clicked “SUBMIT NEW WORK” And turned to the home page I found... (more »)
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