This Issue

July/August 2016

Hail, Cicada Readers!

Let's be real: we at CicadaHQ are VERY excited about the future. (SPACE PIRATES. How does this issue have no space pirates??? What is the point of being YA media moguls if y'all aren't going to inundate us in thinly veiled Firefly fanfic? That's realy all we have to say [except P.S. it's Anna's last issue, she adores you all and wishes you many wonderful things and thanks you for your passion, enthusiasm, and trust, and for letting her publish a bunch of stuff about Vikings and robots.]) Enjoy our Visions of the Future issue! Yours truly, Team Cicada.

In This Issue: Fiction by Jonathan Huston, Debbie Urbanski, and A. Merc Rustad. Poetry by Alice Yanhong Lu, Amy Galloway, Daniel Blokh, and Kush Thompson. Humor by Jaya Saxena and Roman Muradov. Art and comics by Sophie Goldstein, Sophia Foster-Dimino, and Corinne Mucha. Plus, an essay by slam poet Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre!

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Art © 2016 by Sophie Goldstein


This Issue Excerpts

  • a runner's map of the moon

    by Alice Yanhong Lu


    "we will sprint up the bright highlands / and forget to breathe."

  • Essay Prompts from 3016

    by Jaya Saxena

    "This essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic. " 

  • Future Tense

    by Sophia Foster-Dimino


    Sneak preview of Sophia Foster-Dimino's short comic about two friends stressing/de-stressing about their futures.