Hello, Cicada Readers!
Spring is on its way (well, not for Team Cicada on account of our headquarters being located in Chicago. It will never, ever, ever be spring and we're going to suffer forever, but please allow us this fantasy). In keeping with the season, we're celebrating green and growing things--new leaves, new beginnings, and unsettlingly sentient plants.
In This Issue: Fiction by R. L. Ugolini, Nalo Hopkinson, and Maria Dones, plus an excerpt from Girl Mans Up (2016) by M-E Girard. Poetry by Emma Camp and Julie Germain. Comics and art by Kelly Fernandez, Isabella Rotman, Corinne Mucha, and Anna Bongiovanni. Plus interviews with Girl Mans Up author M-E Girard and comics artist Corinne Mucha!
Join us! Writers, artists, and comic artists of all ages: Submit to Cicada!
Art © 2017 by Kelly Fernandez
This Issue Excerpts
Cicada Census: Are Your Houseplants Secretly Plotting Your Demise?
You really think these aesthetically pleasing green florae have your best interests at heart?
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The new Call for Creative Endeavors theme is After the Fire (contest open to ages 14-23)!
Writer's Manifesto: An Interview with M-E Girard
CICADA chats with the author of Girl Mans Up (2016) about masculinity, language, and video games.