Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: Alethia Magazine

Aletheia Logo - White rectangle
When my copy of Aletheia Writing Magazine arrived, I tried to hide my excitement. In fact, I even hid the magazine itself so that I could have a chance to look over it before my thirteen year old daughter claimed it for her own.

Aletheia is a literary magazine for Christian teens, and I was quite impressed with it.  I found everything included in the magazine to be exceptionally well done -- enjoyable fiction, thought-provoking poetry, insightful book reviews, gorgeous photography, and more. Each magazine also has an interview section with a Christian writer or artist.

Unfortunately, Addison did not enjoy the magazine as much as I predicted she would. While Addison loves to read and she does write some, she's not a serious writer. She explained, "It's a good magazine if you really like to write. If you just like to read, it's not that great. It's more focused on how Christian teen writers are contributing to the magazine than on what they have contributed."

Aletheia writing magazine costs $26 per year (includes four issues that are roughly 40 pages each and shipping/handling). If you'd like to read through a sample magazine for yourself, you can find the link on the upper right corner of their homepage. As always, you can visit The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew blog to see what other crewmembers (and their teens) thought about this magazine.

I received a free issue of Aletheia magazine (and electronic access to two other issues) as a member of the 2011 TOS Homeschool Review Crew, and I received no other compensation. In return, I agreed to give an honest review of the materials and how they worked for my homeschool family.


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