As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Crew I’ve been able to review a interesting writing magazine, written for and by teens. Aletheia is a quarterly magazine that showcases the writings of Christian teens between the ages of 13-19.
“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.” From the Publisher
The word Aletheia is Greek and means truth or unveiling.
I have a daughter who very much LOVES to read AND write! I would consider her to be a budding authoress. You can see that the magazine completely absorbed her attention.
The magazine also includes photography and art, poetry and interviews with people in relating fields . Aletheia is printed in full color on 40 pages nice thick paper.
While I feel the magazine is very professionally done and a great opportunity for other budding authors, I can’t wholeheartedly endorse it. I am both sensitive and literal, therefore, fantasy and allegory don’t sit well with me, even under the promise of Christian beliefs or values. This magazine, in my opinion, definitely has a bent and flavor towards this genre. Not all the writings, mind you. Remember I mentioned being sensitive? I am well aware that my feelings on this are in the minority, but I still think it bears mentioning. You can visit the Aletheia website to see how they decide on what will be included in their magazine and if this magazine will be a good fit for your teens to read or contribute to. And, if you would like to read a back issue, click here.
A one year subscription, 4 issues, of Aletheia will cost you $26.00 (shipping and handling included). You can subscribe here. If you would like to see what other Crew Members thought, visit the crew blog! Thanks for reading!
Disclaimer-I was given 1 issue of this magazine for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own, I was not paid.