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
ANNIE CHENG (United States)
You always liked to watch the trains as they passed by, one after another . . .
YOU HAVE FOUND LOVE
MAYA LINSLEY (Canada)
I found love in the plastic heart of a run-down souvenir shop.
BIANCA NWOKEJI (Nigeria)
Someone once asked me; "Bianca, why do you write?" On hearing that, my lips . . .
ELIZABETH BUNTIN (United States)
There is a certain inscrutability in the mercurial ebb and flow of life in the woods . . .
NATHAN BROOKS (United Kingdom)
It’s tempting to compare The Favourite, the latest film from Greek director Yorgos . . .
JOURNALISM (Film Review)
ISABEL ALTAMIRANO (Canada)
"Vente, mi amor, help me with dinner." I bound over to the kitchen, shooting a . . .