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



Land of Tragedy

Written by Nana Opare-Addo



The prominent flag quivers furiously

in a reckless flux, as the raucous

cacophony of squalling and bickering,

pervade. How did this land manage to

turn into one comparable with savagery

and chaos? While two beings of pompous

rank argue absurdly over which gains

ascendancy, our economy is dwindling,

impropriety and blasphemy are persisting,

and abdication is becoming a norm.

Will we stand up; unite as one?

Or, will we accept our ignominious fate,

here in the land of tragedy?





Nana Opare-Addo is a thirteen-year old writer who resides in New York. When she was younger, she became fascinated by a variety of poems & short stories, so she began writing. Writing under the nom de plume, Vicarious, Nana is currently a teen writer at!