THE ATLAS 14 – Ships 8/16 | Pre-Order Today

Annual literary magazine published by the 2019 Young Emerging Writers, featuring works of poetry, fiction, and hybrid writing.

DEAR READERS:

VULNERABILITY ISN’T EASY. Writing, therefore, is similarly difficult. It’s one thing to put your feelings to paper, but to transform them into a full-fledged work of art is a true challenge. This summer, we seventeen interns spent seven weeks working together and encouraging one another to complete this challenge. While many writers often have to fight this uphill battle alone, we had the opportunity to connect over our similar passions and ensure one another that we were being heard.

Throughout the past seven weeks, we’ve learned how to say what’s important to us and how to find what we needed to say. Together, we’ve all contributed to creating a safe and supportive environment, and we’ve bonded over inside jokes and emotional vulnerability. The seventeen of us have grown into people we can be proud of, evolving from unsure teenagers into confident artists. We’ve learned about writing and editing and the world and even ourselves. We now go forward into the world, pen in hand, different than when we first arrived.

Each person participating in the YEW internship came from wildly varying backgrounds, yet all of us found a home here. We are seventeen people full of different memories, mistakes, and regrets, but in The Atlas, we found a shared voice. Through writing, we cracked ourselves open like eggs and found within us the freedom to tell people what we think, feel, and believe.

This is not just a book; this is a box that holds the beauty, pain, secrets, and lives of the seventeen young adults that created it. This book is an anthology of chaos. It’s made of sleepless nights and 3 a.m. talks, of stargazing and perpetually moving forward. This book is a house in which honesty and positivity are the sword and shield we wield against the world. Our collective voice is beautiful, chaotic, and sometimes downright insane, but it’s a voice that we stand by and believe in. The Midwest Writing Center is proud to present The Atlas 14.

With love,
The Young Emerging Writers 2019

About the Book

A collect of works by: SOPHIA BEST / EMILY LLOYD BROWN / MALLORY DAY / JOE DEBLOIS / ALLISON GUSTAFSON / MCKENZIE GUYTON / CHARLY HEBER-SPATES / ALEXANDER KOCH / JANEY LOCANDER / OLIVIA MANTERNACH / LARS MESEKE-WREN / AVA MILLER / EMILY MOONEY / NICOLE SCHAEDIG / HAILEY SCHMACHT / WYNTIR WHITE / OLIVIA ZIEGLER


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Details
Publisher: MWC Press
Publication Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780990619086
List Price: $10
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