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Monday, September 26, 2011

TOS Review Aletheia Magazine

When you have a teen that loves to write or draw it can be hard to find an outlet for them to use their talents.  There aren't many opportunities for our children to get published or have their writing read by others.  That experience can be invaluable if your teen is serious about writing.  Finding a trusted outlet can be even harder.

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Aletheia Magazine could be just that outlet for your teen writer or artist. 

Aletheia Writing Magazine is a quarterly publication focusing on the literary and artistic works of Christian teens, ages 13 to 19*.

We are excited to offer Christian teens a healthy platform in which to express themselves, especially in a culture that so definitively shapes and saturates their worldview with unhealthy imagery and values.

Moreover, we're interested in publishing teen work in a quality manner while preserving its honesty and integrity- we're not interested in dumbing down or overly sanitizing the writing we receive.

But whether teens use their writing to explore the darker realities of life or celebrate the brighter ones, their writing, in the end, must contain hope.

In addition to the literary and artistic expressions of Christian teens, each issue offers a variety of unique features: a Writer's Challenge, the Featured Contributor, a book review, Glory to God for the Beauty of Nature, Ancient Ink, and an interview or other feature for edification and enjoyment.

Check out their FAQ page to find out more about them and to find out how to submit your own work to Aletheia.

What did we think about Aletheia Magazine?

My 13yo daughter really enjoyed it.  She couldn't believe that other teens had their stories published and that it was a possibility for her as well.  She liked the variety of stories and seeing so many different artists represented. 

I thought Aletheia Magazine was very well done and was/am amazed at the opportunity for young people.  It is an appealing layout that is well done.  I really enjoyed seeing the different articles by so many different people/ages.  In the issue we reviewed, there was an interview with a graphic artist that is sure to inspire future artists in their pursuits.  I also enjoyed the Featured Contributor article where a teen is featured and able to tell about themselves.  In this issue there is a great story written by a 15 yo and illustrated by a 17 yo.

Aletheia Spring 2011 Magazine CoverWhere else can talented teens get this kind of experience?  Amazing!

I have to say that another thing that I loved was that the advertisements didn't over-power the rest of the magazine.  They were there but not pages and pages of them.  The real focus of the magazine is the articles, photographs, and drawings. 

Aletheia Magazine is geared toward 13-19 year olds, so if you have a teen that loves to write, draw, or take pictures check out this magazine!  Subscriptions run $26 US and $29 Canada for four issues a year(which of course includes S&H as magazine subscriptions usually do.)

If you want to read what other Crew Members thought of Aletheia, head on over to The Crew Blog and check them out.

**I received a copy of Aletheia Magazine through The TOS Crew in exchange for my honest review.


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