Voices Literary Magazine & Featured Writing

Voices: A journal for work by young and emerging writers.

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Congratulations to our contest winners! Read featured writing from Write Local’s creative thinking event and contest participants by exploring the posts below.

  • The Birch Spider

    The Birch Spider By Ethan Duman Honorable Mention, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Short Story Contest Download a PDF of The Birch Spider. Jim absolutely despised the cold chill of winter, and Uncle William wasn’t changing his opinion by a long shot. It was the first day of Christmas break and as was customary for most families in […]
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  • The Crime

    The Crime By Dominic McCaffrey Second Prize Winner, 2016-2017 Young Writers Short Story Contest Download a PDF of The Crime. “Wake up! Wake up!” whispered James. “It’s only three in the morning,” complained Jay. “I can’t find my favorite pillow. I have to have it to sleep,” James whined. “Do you know where it is?” “No, […]
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  • Traveling around the U.S.A.

    Traveling around the U.S.A. By Esther Campanella Honorable Mention, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Short Story Contest Download a PDF of Traveling around the USA. There is a family who is very busy traveling. You will find out about them if you keep reading this story. On Autumn Drive, in Grapevine, Texas, a little brown house sits. Inside this […]
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  • Middle School Jitters

    Middle School Jitters By Camilla Wu First Prize Winner, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Story Contest Download a PDF of Middle School Jitters. Was I the only one, or did anyone else have an aversion to Mondays? That was exactly how I felt on the first day of middle school—on a Monday. I reluctantly trudged down the staircase […]
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  • Origami World

    Origami World By Zachary Smith Download a PDF of Origami World “Yawwwn …” groans Allen. It’s dawn and it’s time to get ready for the beautiful day ahead of him. He grabs his pencil, draws himself some clothes, and rushes outside to his amazing town called “The Craft Table.” Yes, he and all his friends are […]
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  • Knowledge Is Power

    Knowledge Is Power By Yamna Boukaabar Third Prize Winner, 2016-2017 Young Writer’s Story Contest Download a PDF of Knowledge is Power I am so scared, so very scared. I have done nothing, yet I am being persecuted for five violations I have committed. I have twenty-four hours before the Council comes after me and sentences me to my […]
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  • “Home”

    By Aarushi Agrawal / San Jose, CA Home is where The inner peace takes over mind. Cement of love will keep family members bind. Home is where The heart craves to return. Fire of gripes and grudges is often seem to burn. Home is where Empathy is must to survive. Floors of pains and sorrows not […]
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  • “Sliding Into My Kitchen”

    By Marcia Speicher / Donegal, PA A little girl snuggles deeper into the safety of her down comforter, only a small oval of face visible to the fresh morning air. The smell of toasting bread slides under her bedroom door and makes its way to the oval. Opening one eye just a peep, she sees […]
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  • “Home”

    By Paisley Adams / Ligonier, PA / 12th Grade every place my foot falls, is home whether verdant green or lost in snow where the leaves cascade on their frigid parade and the buds of new life show every place the road goes, is my home from bustling town to  pastures far under city street […]
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