Hearty congratulations to all teenage writers selected for inclusion in Best Teen Writing of 2015, a publication of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers' Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This year's anthology, selected from the pool of 2015 National Medalists, was edited by Issue Eleven contributor Michaela Coplen, so we knew it'd be good. And oh, it is.
Congratulations in particular to the brilliant Adroit mentees, contributors, and staff readers appearing in the anthology's pages:
Sophie Evans, Summer Mentee (Poetry), Requiem (Short Story)
Aidan Forster, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Assistant Blog Editor, Bird-Throated (Poetry)
Henry Heidger, Blog Correspondent, Why Do Buddhist Monks Wear Orange? (Poetry)
Emily Mack, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Poetry Reader, Ode to Welles (Poetry)
Grant McClure, Issue Twelve Contributor, Saving It for Later (Gold Medal Portfolio)
Isabella Nilsson, Prose Editor, Barrio (Short Story)
Rachel Page, Issue Fourteen Contributor (Forthcoming), Islands (Short Story)
Maia Rosenfeld, Issue Twelve Contributor, Snapchat Summer (Poetry)
Audrey Spensley, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Poetry Reader, Paper Dolls (Poetry)
Caroline Tsai, Summer Mentee (Poetry), The War on Modern Boy Bands: In Defense of Teenage Girls (Critical Essay)
Emily Zhang, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Issues Twelve & Thirteen Contributor, How to Steal a Storm (Poetry)
Be sure to check out the anthology for yourself -- grab a copy on Amazon here.