L.A. Youth is proud to have been publishing amazing teen writing during the past two decades. To celebrate our anniversary, we read through our archives going back to the first issue to select stories that represent our best writing, and which still have the power to connect with teens today. You can read three of these stories in our special anniversary section. We’re celebrating our anniversary all year, so look for more “Best Of” stories in every issue of 2008.
L.A. Youth writers offer their thoughts about voting and who they support in the presidential election.
Four intense weeks at a summer creative writing camp taught Chelsea, 14, that writing is hard work.
L.A. Youth teen staff writers share their thoughts about the killing of a teen in Oxnard, who was shot at his school, and also recent shootings at schools across the country.
The things Charlotte, 16, thought were odd about Darby became why she likes her so much.
It was difficult but fun creating a story about sado-masochistic lesbian angels as part of National Novel Writing Month, says 15-year-old Lia.
We challenged L.A. Youth writers to turn a favorite dish into a healthy dish to show that cooking healthy isn’t hard, and tastes good too. If they can do it, so can you.
Volleyball, talking about the weather and putting sunscreen in unusual places, Kel, 19, describes his visit to a nudist colony. Reprinted from 1998.