Photography by Silja Pietilä, 18, Finland

Dear Readers and Contributors,


I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank you all for the continuous love and support, especially through the pandemic. In just under 6 months, we’ve come so far; the magazine has been featured on Publish YOUth Writing and Poets & Writers, and the editorial team reached a whooping milestone of 100+ Advice Articles written! As we continue grow our global outreach, we’ve published over 280 creators from 25 U.S. States, 25 countries, and 6 continents across the world! 


It’s been a pleasure growing this community over the past three years, so I know I speak for the entire editorial board when I say we hold this magazine and our contributors close to our heart. It takes a tremendous amount of research and effort to manage the magazine, which is why we're so thankful for all of your support. We encourage you to share our publications and Advice Articles to help our other young creators who may be interested in pursuing their craft.



Lori Khadse

Founder, Nonfiction Editor in Chief

The Elysian Muse Youth Literary Magazine

Photography by Safia Henniche, 16, Boston

Editors' Choice Works

2021-28-04 23:47   Cerulean Written by Jiah   his smile was cerulean. like the sea stretching far ahead; teasing the edge of the world, ready to tip off and shower the galaxy in a tantalizing wash of breathlessnes...
My First Day At School
2021-24-03 10:23   My First Day of School Written by Praniti Gulyani     At first, it all seems normal. But, as I acquaint myself with this unusual normalcy, I realize that there exists a very thin line between...
Dreams that Bear the Mark of Love
2021-01-22 12:45   Dreams that Bear the Mark of Love Written by Faith McKinnon   "Because dreams that bear the mark of love / are dreams that never die" Colony House. “Moving Forward.” When I Was Younger, RCA Rec...
2021-01-17 12:40   Chrysalis Written by Tanvi Nagar   I sat in a dimly lit room and began to flip the dusty journal’s pages,  ‘My life’- the first page said- ‘Every detail in this journal I have narrated’ My grand...