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Published: November, 2021
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Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids and their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers, and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts, and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart. Illustoria is the official publication of the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, publishing writing and art by young people alongside accomplished professionals.

Here’s what we have up our collective sleeves next:

Illustoria #16: Music
Illustoria #16: Music is our loudest issue yet! Find something that moves you in this issue all about music: musical costumes, instruments, inventions, and poems about underwater bands of rockin’ jellyfish.

Our guest curator, Shawn Harris, collaborates with writer Colin Meloy to prove that everyone can be a musician with their rad how-to zine, interpreted by four different artists. Peruse instruments from around the globe. Read interviews with a music ethnologist and album cover artists. Discover divas of disco and the world’s most danceable music. Make edible disco balls with Dog Chef, and invent your own Fictophones (imaginary instruments) with our story-starter cards.

Enjoy trying to answer the impossible question, “What IS the world’s most danceable music?” Gather friends to try our DIY line dance moves, and grab your closest instrument (or kitchen pot) and get ready to groove in our issue filled with rhythm and energy.

For Issues 1-8, and to keep up on the latest news and blog updates, visit Illustoria.com.

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Praise for Illustoria magazine

Best Gifts for Nine-Year-Olds—Wirecutter

“The best kids art & storytelling magazine out there.”
Wendy MacNaughton, Draw Together

“[A] beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again… Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers… [with] messages of compassion and inclusivity… bursting with creative ideas and inspiration.”
—“Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds,” Wirecutter, The New York Times

“Each stunning issue is something you’ll proudly want to display on your bookshelf.”
— “20+ of the Coolest Magazines For Kids, From Toddlers to Tweens,” Mother

“This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.”
Cece Bell, author of El Deafo

“It’s a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line.”
Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

“[A] visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude… offer[s] plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses.”
School Library Journal

“Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would’ve loved to have growing up.”
Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: Subscriptions placed before January 31, 2022 will begin with Issue #16: Music. All subscriptions to Illustoria magazine automatically renew after three issues. In the event of any future rate changes, we will notify you via email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time prior to its auto-renewal, you can log in to your account and adjust your subscription settings. Or send an email to custservice@mcsweeneys.net with the subject line “End Illustoria Autorenew.” Or call (415) 642-5609. Refunds will be accepted only up until the first issue of your renewal is shipped. Any subscription purchased with the “gift” option marked at checkout will not be enrolled in autorenew.

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