Editor's Letter: The Importance of Literary Journals
Aliah Fabros, Founder
Writing is one of the most, if not the most, solitary art forms. If this period of quarantine has shown us anything it is that being alone is the best condition for doubts to sprout and grow. For that reason, it is imperative that a writer have the validation of sharing their work. A platform for their first attempts, their midnight rambles, their three year long projects to be read and dissected. That is the reason why I helped co-found YAWP. My fellow founders and I saw a lack of opportunity for young writers in our community to be heard.
One of my main roles in this magazine is running our Instagram account, which seeks out new talent and reads/reviews the works of poetry that are submitted. I myself am a seventeen year old from Culver City who aspires to major in writing, with a focus in poetry and creative nonfiction. I hope YAWP provides a platform that could amplify your already strong and impactful voice.