"i still wonder, thought-drunk,

                    if god loves hungry creatures more."

Abdulmueed Balogun | Joanna Chen | Leonardo Espinal |  Kyrah Gomes



Casey Ocasal | Aadit Pahuja | Mariam Shahzad | Muntaqim Syed

Felipe Rodolfo Hendrikson | Audrey Kim | Elise Leise | Jing McCann 


Welcome to the Incandescent Review

The Incandescent Review is an entirely non-profit, teen run literary magazine with a team hailing from across the globe: from San Diego to Toronto, from Chicago to Shanghai. Our purpose is to create a platform for young adults to express their opinions and emotional responses to world issues in the form of the arts in various mediums. We also hope to be part of the solution to world problems such as global warming and COVID-19 through various arts-based fundraising projects.

By illuminating youth voices, we hope to empower young artists, writers, and musicians everywhere and fuel this generation's flame-like passion to be part of the solution.

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The Incandescent Blog

Read "Inequities of Climate Change" by Rebecca Cho

Art by Isabelle Lu, staff artist

Explore content exploring issues ranging from body image to the presidential elections, expressed through a diverse spectrum of forms and perspectives. Read a review on Ocean Vuong’s latest novel; listen to a podcast discussing racism during the pandemic; peruse an interview featuring Franny Choi's advice for young writers. 

Submit work — film, podcasts, interviews, editorials, & more — to be featured on our global platform.


Submit to the Magazine

We are currently closed to submissions. Stay tuned for our next submissions period! 

Submit Film & Spoken Word

We are currently open to rolling submissions of spoken word poetry and film pieces to be selected for weekly highlights on our YouTube channel.

Join the Team

We aim to build a team that will make an impact through arts-related fundraising projects, journalism, activism, and more. Learn more about the staff positions available and how you could contribute to The Incandescent movement below!


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