The Passed Note Issue 6 February 2018 - Page 7

For the past two years, The Passed Note has proven itself as a magazine that strives to publish excellent, engaging fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art for teens, by adults who have been there. We’ve published the writing and art of diverse and talented writers and have garnered thousands of regular readers across the world.

Young adult literature is life-saving and powerful. In a difficult time, teens need writing and art that speaks directly to them. As proven by #WeNeedDiverseBo-oks and #YASaves, teens depend on literature to help them feel heard, less lonely, and prepared to take on the stresses of everyday life. Every member of The Passed Note team has a story of how young adult literature was there for them as a teen; now we seek to pass that experience on to the next generation. We hope to bring paintings, photographs, poetry, and stories to the lives of the young adults who desperately need them.

This February, we are doing something a little different: we are asking for your help. As we publish three times a year and pay our authors, we adhere to a strict timeline to guarantee a prompt release of each issue. Publishing so frequently without an advertising budget is difficult.

Editor's Note