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.

  • Voices Literary Magazine

    Voices A journal for work by young and emerging writers. Read Voices Literary Magazine Issue 1 Read Voices Literary Magazine Issue 2
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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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  • “This is the place”

    By Madison Brackney / Latrobe, PA / 8th Grade This is the place where I grew up. Though we’ve had many dogs, I never raised a pup. My family has shared both laughter and tears. My parents were always there to ease my fears. This place always brought joy to my heart. And made my […]
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  • “Annie’s Wild Trip”

    By Stephen Foss / Latrobe, PA / 3rd Grade Years ago, my parents got us a dog named Annie.  A few years after she died, my brother got a stuffed dog for Easter.  Guess what he named her?  Bingo.  Annie.  This is one of her adventures. Annie yawned.  She looked around.  Why was her dog […]
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  • “Coming Home”

    By Connor Evans / Latrobe, PA He slowly dragged himself out of the ditch. It appeared that the scavengers who had shot him had moved on. As he pulled himself out, he looked at his leg. It was a mess of mangled flesh, and he could see his bone. With a cry of pain, he […]
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  • “I Prayed”

    By Robert Tremblay / Mesa, AZ Home is where the heart is and I was blessed to have been saved after my Near Death Experience.  It was in this realm that I realized where the real “home” actually is. It was an honor to see it and I share it with you and some lessons […]
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  • “Southwest Pennsylvania”

    By Thomas Beck / Acme, PA I’ve heard the Monongahela rush through wooded glade And smelled the richness of your soil as it’s turned by spade. I’ve walked your verdant valleys and climbed your gentle hills. Been told tales of “revenuers” hunting for “shine” stills Where few of your farmers still walk behind horse and […]
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