On the Cover

By Stephanie Lynn, age 23, Massachusetts
SDM Editor-in-Chief

On the cover this month: the authors of our Top 25 articles of 2008. We received 317 publishable submissions from our staff in 2008, and I recently punished myself with the task of choosing a Top 20 list, which quickly became a Top 25 list, and still this wasn't nearly enough to spotlight the year's best. Believe me, even a Top 50 list would have left some great scenes on the cutting room floor. But my original motivation was to point out some articles worth reading (if you missed 'em), or reading again. If you think I left some very good work unmentioned, yes, I surely did. But feel free to tell me your favorites using the response form below. I'm all ears.

Also in this month's issue, Christina scores her second Gold Star, with her article and photos of her first experience with what Kate and I in the Northeast deal with all winter long - snow and ice. So pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and read these 3 frosty treats. And let's greet left coast Kate, a talented 18 year old writer from California, who checks in with her first 3 awesome features. SD now has two great Kates!

Samantha, Briana, Gia, and Tess come through with some of our best short stories yet - these are must reads! Emily deals with "Complicated Relationships" and delivers some exam cram wisdom, Jasmin shows you some "Back Then Trends" that are back now, and Seema gets her tonsils out. All this, plus "Young Artists Get Crafty", featuring teen artists and crafters doing some cool things on Etsy. Mmmm, Sweet Designs indeed!!

Hope you had a Great '08, and Have a Fine '09,
Stephanie Lynn

What did you think about this article? Tell us!

First Name:
Email or MySpace:

Sweet Advice
Reader Feedback

February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

Sweet Designs Magazine
The Magazine You Can Write For
The Voice of a New Generation


Your Ad Here