Welcome to 2014! This year, Cicada's poised to bring you exciting new features, including book reviews, author's notes, and peeks at the making of the magazine. In short, our plan is to surprise, delight, and challenge our readers with the smartest YA art, lit, comics, and commentary around. Jan/Feb brings the return of our favorite New Year's tradition: Best of The Slam, a collection of the most exciting poetry and prose from Cicada's online writing forum for ages 14-23. Also, comics from Sophia Foster-Dimino and Dawson Walker.