Welcome to the inaugural issue of Write the World Review.

 

Write the World is an online community of thoughtful young writers, ages 13-18. Our members live in over 100 different countries. They are poets, essayists, novelists, list makers, and songwriters. Some write daily; others monthly. Beneath the diverse mix of cultures, interests, and writing routines, these young writers share common dreams, fears, and questions. And these writers explore their world with an elegant tool—beautifully written words for all to see.

 

Our members publish thousands of unique pieces each year on our website. Write the World Review is designed to showcase some of the very best of this work.

 

The pieces featured in this inaugural issue illustrate a variety of perspectives: from a personal reflection on family ritual to poems advocating for speaking up, from a film review to a mixtape list. Above all, this issue shows that across many genres, our young writers can make magic with written words.

 

I hope you enjoy this compilation of extraordinary writing—and the spirit and passion these young writers bring to their craft. Their words have earned this space—and your attention—in Write the World Review.

- David Weinstein, Founder, Write the World LLC

TRAINS

ANNIE CHENG (United States)

You always liked to watch the trains as they passed by, one after another . . .

SWALLOWS

ROSIE JONES (United Kingdom)

A poem is when a scattering of swallows suddenly forms a perfect v.

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YOU HAVE FOUND LOVE

MAYA LINSLEY (Canada)

I found love in the plastic heart of a run-down souvenir shop.

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PEOPLE PLACES

SAMANTHA WAGNER (United States)

I believe in

People Places

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SOUL TREATMENT

BIANCA NWOKEJI (Nigeria)

Someone once asked me; "Bianca, why do you write?" On hearing that, my lips . . .

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DJ, HEAR ME CRY

RUTH PORT (United Kingdom)

What can I say? As soon as this comes on you're grabbing my hands and spinning me . . .

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NATURE JOURNAL

ELIZABETH BUNTIN (United States)

There is a certain inscrutability in the mercurial ebb and flow of life in the woods . . .

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THE KIDS AREN'T ALRIGHT

ANNA DAVIDSON (United Kingdom)

Teenagers are the ones who change history. They have to be.  

JOURNALISM (Opinion)

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THE FAVOURITE

NATHAN BROOKS (United Kingdom)

It’s tempting to compare The Favourite, the latest film from Greek director Yorgos . . .

JOURNALISM (Film Review)

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HEARTBEATS

MAI MCGAW (United States)

On a frosty October morning, I walk to a field

And lie flat on my back in the dewy grass . . .

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PERFECT CHURROS

ISABEL ALTAMIRANO (Canada)

"Vente, mi amor, help me with dinner." I bound over to the kitchen, shooting a . . .

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BREAKING THE SILENCE

BRITNEY PHAM (Australia)

The silence can be eerie

Dark, damp and cold

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