On December 1, 2020, the Paper Crane Journal. Since then, we've gotten hundreds of amazing submissions, released three issues (with a fourth in a few weeks!), and been able to interact with some of the most talented, wonderful young writers and artists. As we come up on our one year anniversary, we've decided to make several changes that we hope will improve our journal to the best it can be.
Feeling creative? Send us your favorite polaroids.
The Paper Crane’s fourth issue is all about Memory. We want to see what you have buried deep in your mind, as well as the things you think about every single day. Our memories reveal what is most important to us, what we most fear, and what we most desire. This reading period, we want you to show us your best encapsulation of Memory in the polaroid medium.
Polaroid submissions receive significant consideration for the next issue. To submit a polaroid, please write “Polaroid Challenge” somewhere in the subject line of your email. Please view general submission guidelines here.
“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini—a celebrated Afghan-American novelist—is an absolutely winsome yet devastating historical fiction novel, and it is certain to claim its place in your hearts. With probing words, Hosseini plucks every string in our hearts and makes us sing and cry a beautiful, yet heartbreaking song about betrayal, love and redemption.
Announcing: The Paper Crane Anthology Prose Competition
As of 10/24/2021, the Prose Competition is closed. You can still submit via regular submissions, and if you're an Editor-in-Chief, you can still nominate young writers.
The sky is so beautiful. The trees swinging in the wind are so soothing to see, like the nature of early evening can make me forget all my pains; the pain of being confined for about one and half years. School is closed and vaccations are forbidden. Even going out of my house has too many rules (wear masks, avoid crowds, sanitize hands, etc). If you want to be alive, don't go outside! You can die out of boredom, though! Corona is ruling over everything. It is taking away lives, happiness, mental peace, memorable times of school and what not. It is affecting our precious teenage time. The time to fly in our own sky, to dream of our own fantasy world, to make choices for one & only ourselves. Everyone says that we cannot daydream. But if daydream can give us the thing we want, then why not? I ope all of our daydreams come true, and we can get a teenage friendly world where we can express ourselves freely. We want to step forward to our youth bravely with confidence. Confidence to take the next step, confidence to change the world, and the confidence to make the world a better place for every living. We believe that we can do it. The whole world may be against us. But we are for ourselves. Good luck teenagers all over the world, and good luck for your daydreaming! Best of luck with everything!
5/28/2021 0 Comments
“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.”
These are some of the first words spoken in John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down. As I read them for the first time, I realized that this book was reading me. Before seeing those words, I had never before felt so heard by someone else.
The movie A Walk to Remember is a 102-minute, 2002 American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Karen Janszen, based on Nicholas Sparks’ 1999 novel of the same name. Shot in the United States, the film stars Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote and Daryl Hannah, and was produced by Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowry for Warner Bros. Pictures.