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Read Issue #301

Mall of America

By Suzanne Wang

In this debut story, an unlikely bond is forged between an elderly immigrant from China and a customer service AI program installed in an American mall.

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Read Issue #300

What Next

By Vauhini Vara

As eighteen-year-old Mayuri gets ready to meet her biological father for the first time, her mother’s secret past begins to unfurl, revealing a coming-of-age (and coming-to-America) story full of ambition, loss, courage, and fierce parental love.

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Read Issue #72

The Dangers of Pitying the Devil

By Saskia de Leeuw Kyle

In the first of the three winning stories in our 2023 Teen Writing Contest, Saskia de Leeuw Kyle writes of two ex-best friends who find themselves partnered up for a school project. Will their troubled past overshadow their present? Find out in “The Dangers of Pitying the Devil.”

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Meet our One Teen Story contest winners

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Announcing the Winners of our Teen Writing Contest