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Welcome to the Incandescent Review
We are an entirely non-profit, teen-run literary magazine. Our purpose is to create a platform for teens and 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.
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When a fire is kindled, it only knows how to grow.
This is the essence of
The Incandescent Review.
We hope that, by illuminating youth voices, we will empower young artists, writers, and musicians everywhere and fuel this generation's flame-like passion to be part of the solution.
by Carlos Cepeda
Submit to Issue 4
We are currently open to submissions of writing, art & music for the 2020 September/October issue.
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.
ROUND 2 FILM WINNER
"Audience of One"
Directed by Keanu Hua
SPOKEN WORD HIGHLIGHT
"Saving Graces of Life Behind Glass"
Film & Spoken Word
Join the Team
We aim to build a team that will make an impact on issues 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!
Read the Incandescent Blog
Read "How to Write a Novel as a Teenager 101" by Ocean Wei
Art by Ananya Singh, staff artist
Explore content exploring issues ranging from body image to the presidential elections, expressed through a diverse spectrum of mediums & 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 this global platform.