Issue 4 Poetry

For this issue’s poetry, we couldn’t go past Shannon Connor Winward’s fairytale-like ‘When Brothers Go Wandering Off’. While not overtly YA, we were attracted to the idea that fraternal love can sometimes mean letting your siblings make their own... Read More »
23 September 2012 | Issue 4, Poetry | | No Comments   

Issue 4 Editorial

The last few months have flown. And here we are at Issue 4. Since the previous edition of Scape, we’ve farewelled long-serving slush reader Erika Holt. Erika has gone on to bigger and better things (among them an editorial... Read More »
16 September 2012 | Issue 4, Scape Blog | | No Comments   

Review: ‘Girl of Fire and Thorns’ by Rae Carson

Elisa is chosen by God, marked for an act of service for His people. But she’s also the youngest of two princesses, overweight, and has never done anything remarkable. She’s sure she never will. And now, on her sixteenth... Read More »

Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Speculation or Formula?

Readers and commentators might think that contemporary young adult fiction is nothing but formulaic romantic fantasies involving supernatural beings of one type or another in steamy scenes to stir young hearts and hormones. Read More »

Issue 4 Poetry

For this issue’s poetry, we couldn’t go past Shannon Connor Winward’s fairytale-like ‘When Brothers Go Wandering Off’. While not overtly YA, we were attracted to the idea that fraternal love can sometimes mean letting your siblings make their own... Read More »
23 September 2012 | Issue 4, Poetry | | No Comments   

Issue 4 Editorial

The last few months have flown. And here we are at Issue 4. Since the previous edition of Scape, we’ve farewelled long-serving slush reader Erika Holt. Erika has gone on to bigger and better things (among them an editorial... Read More »
16 September 2012 | Issue 4, Scape Blog | | No Comments   

This Serious Moonlight

When I was younger I had seen my father tied to the tree regularly, as if he was operating on some kind of cycle. But later he stopped submitting so easily to the ropes. He would try to trick... Read More »

Pye

Pye turned into a boy and then a woman, as girls do. On her sixteenth birthday she decided it was time to get on with it. So she took her birthday money to Canadian Tire. She purchased some lumber,... Read More »
11 September 2012 | Issue 4 | | 1 Comment   

Chrysalides

That’s when I lost it. I sat down in the mud room and I started to cry. I thought about calling my parents but I knew they wouldn’t believe me. Same with the police. And I wouldn’t in a... Read More »
11 September 2012 | Issue 4 | , , | 1 Comment   

To Be Selfish

Knowledge is supposed to be a power in its own right, but in this case it pretty much just sucks.  It sucks so much that my Aunt Josie – also Selfish – didn’t even wait for my eighth birthday... Read More »
11 September 2012 | Issue 4 | | No Comments   

Review: ‘Girl of Fire and Thorns’ by Rae Carson

Elisa is chosen by God, marked for an act of service for His people. But she’s also the youngest of two princesses, overweight, and has never done anything remarkable. She’s sure she never will. And now, on her sixteenth... Read More »

Review: ‘Under the Never Sky’ by Veronica Rossi

At first glance, you’d think Aria and Perry have absolutely nothing in common. Aria is a singer. Perry is a hunter. Aria isn’t comfortable with attention. Perry wants to be a leader. Aria has lived her entire life in... Read More »

Issue 3 Editorial

Welcome to Issue 3. The New Year has well and truly arrived, bringing with it a bunch of changes here at Scape HQ. All of them are good. Promise! In 2012, we’ll continue publishing four or five amazing YA... Read More »
26 January 2012 | Issue 3, Scape Blog | | No Comments   

Issue 3 Poetry

Each issue we’ll feature poetry that captures both the YA voice and elements of the fantastic. Ken Liu is our first featured poet, with the dark and evocative ‘Seven Haikus from Ye Xian’ and ‘Mother, I Always Knew It... Read More »
26 January 2012 | Archives, Issue 3, Poetry | |