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Teen Writers Anthology Released as digital Zine called a 'Flip': 'Moons Are not Stars' Debut Lit Mag

Our first teen anthology will be released in phone size zines six issues over the semester, thanks to Northland Caps interns Lauren M. and Jordan Carr.

Over the past three semesters, we rebooted our teen contest and advertised on social media for young writers and creatives. We kept meeting online this year to navigate the publishing process from call for submissions to layout through the stay-at-home order all during 2020 and into this year.

This semester we welcome Jordan Carr as our teen editor and our new digital artist and author. A junior in high school with the Northland Caps Internship Program in the digital media and design strand, they have a popular digital artist Instagram following @blueerror03 where they create OC’s (original characters) and their favorite book is #MurderTrending, a mystery by Gretchen McNeil. Jordan enjoys writing mysteries and fantasies and we are so glad for the directions brought to this work to publication. Each issue like the first one which came out early March will have original art, poetry, and fiction by Teens and Young Adult Emerging Writers. Starting this Spring, we will have seven issues rolling out, each one, beautiful and inspiring. Watch this space.

Cover Art on Issue one is by Isabella Kim, a student at Seoul International School. The second issue will have cover art by artist Dilbert Anderson, Oklahoma City, USA. This work is edited, written, created by young writers age twelve to twenty. The work was selected from creatives who submitted their work through calls on Submittable. Read about their amazing stories here Including art and artists, ideas, prompts, and more...

  • "What I would have wanted" by Megan McLaughlin, Trinity Prep School in Winter Park, Florida

  • "Eileen Renneman is not dead" by Mary Voet, Northern Michigan University pursuing a degree in English Writing

  • "Sugar Eats Calcium" by Avalon Felice Lee, Notre Dame San Jose High School.

  • "Lost" by Shayla Dutta, a 9th grader in California.

  • "Lake Natrone" by Maggie Grabill, West Michigan

  • "Love Never Dies" by Elisa Dash, Edison, NJ

  • "Home" by Trinity Umana Olathe North High School in Kansas.

  • "Forgetting" a poem by Reagan Ricker

  • "Back and Forth" a poem by Kari Trai, Menlo Park, California Menlo Atherton High School

  • "The Gold Disk" by Amrita Bhasin, UC Berkeley

  • "The Pestering Shadow" by Ariella Tamariz-Ella, Palmer Trinity School in Miami Florida

  • "Melon Mischief" by M.M. Odom, Grove School in Madison, CT.

  • "White Flag," by Heather Schulte, Colorado

  • "The Fight" a poem by Luke Avigliano, New Jersey.


"Stand strong" by Avery Multer, Lycée Français de Chicago, pursuing a bilingual French/English IB Diploma. "Nature" by Hyewon Cho, attending Korean International School in Seoul, South Korea. "Surrounded" by Sarah Yun, Seoul International School in South Korea. "Borders" by Choong Yoon Lee, a sophomore attending Westminster High School in Simsbury, Connecticut. "Portal Portrait" by Michelle Kim, attending Seoul International School in South Korea

"Flower Dance" by Ryan Seo, a high school student attending Seoul Foreign School in South Korea. "Encroaching" by Isabella Kim, Isabella Kim is a high school student attending Seoul International School in South Korea. "Dragging My Feet," Ellie Ko, a Sophomore attending Hong Kong International School. "The story of Noles" by Anthony Afairo NZE from Avon, Indiana "Write Over it" art by Lauren McAfee


Flying Ketchup Press ® is a trademarked small press in Kansas City, Missouri to develop new and diverse voices in poetry and short story. Our dream is to salvage lost treasure troves of written and illustrated work-- to create worlds of wonder and delight; to share stories. Maybe yours. Find us at Submit to our calls here.

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