What better way to start the new year than to introduce The Start? The Start Literary Journal is an online thematic quarterly publication of young adult poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and photograph welcoming all subgenres.
Founding Editor Amanda Cino is secondary English teacher who earned her MA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and is currently pursuing her MFA. Formerly the managing editor for River and South Review, Amanda is “an avid reader and loves all things YA, especially speculative fiction.” She explains, “I started this journal for my MFA publishing project. I thought about what my dream journal would be. As an educator, I love inspiring my students to write, but so many feel it is impossible to find a place to be published. This is the same way many new writers feel. Because of that, I wanted to start a journal that was for new and young writers in hopes that we can give them their start in their writing careers!”