The (Parenthetical) is an online magazine that was founded in 2010 by Writopia Lab and that publishes and celebrates the completed, polished works of Writopia Lab writers from across the country. We expanded in 2015 with the launch of our online magazine, THE ELLIPSIS for writers ages 12-19 and by re-launching The (Parenthetical), which is now a platform for writers ages 6-11. We seek to nurture the next generation of writers by creating a forum where they can not only see and share their published work, but also track their growth and encourage conversation and feedback.

Check out for snow-poetry, snow-stories, snow-horror, and snow-snark for all ages, all written on January 4th, 2018 during the “Bomb Cyclone” that hit the Eastern Seaboard! Congratulations to the writers, ages 3-20, who spent their day developing these especially reflective, poetic, and sometimes quite dramatic and hysterical wintry pieces. Please note that we do not censor content; instead we mention on top of each piece if we feel there is violent or mature scenes or language.


—Writopia Lab