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YA Literary Journal Paper Lanterns Issue 4 – Launch 25th March 2020

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Paper Lanterns is a new literary journal, founded in 2020. With 4 printed issues a year, this journal is a platform to promote the voices of young people in Ireland and across the world, this journal provides new and exciting content for a teen and young adult audience. Featuring teenage writers as well as YA authors, it is also perfect for enthusiasts of teen and YA literature, from teachers and librarians, to parents and youth workers.

The launch will be taking place March 25th at 7pm and it will be online on the YouTube channel at the link below:


The journal is divided into three sections. The Creative Writing section showcases work from talented teens, as well as work from adult writers of teen and YA literature, tied in with beautiful artwork and photography. The Features and Articles section includes unique essays on trends in the YA literary scene and insights from YA authors. You can expect some exciting interviews from authors and literature enthusiasts. The Reviews sections offers an insight into the latest books for teens and young adults, from readers younger and older. You will also find details of the seasonal book club, with The Crooked Mask by Rachel Burge.

What to expect from Issue Four:

● An interview with New York Times bestselling author, Brigid Kemmerer.
● A Day in The Pre-Pandemic Life of Shirley-Anne McMillan.
● A poetic tribute to Eavan Boland by Teen writer Aoife Walsh.
● An essay on the feminist fairytales of YA literature by Aoife E. Osborne
● The launch of our next book club and first “Author’s Corner” with author of The Crooked Mask, Rachel Burge.
● Book reviews of The Cousins, This Can Never Not Be Real, House of Hollow and many more!

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