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Crashtest is an biannual online magazine founded and run by the creative writing students at the Fine Arts Center, a public arts high school in Greenville, South Carolina, so that students in high schools all over the country will have a place to publish work that tests limits, asks questions, rejects the easy answers, risks obliteration, believes in failure, is suspicious of scripted success.
Here at Crashtest we believe being alive right now is what matters. We don’t think the ability to observe the world and form an opinion is denied us because we can’t yet rent a car. We don’t think the experience of being human kicks on at a certain birthday, or that our vested interest in building a life we want to live in a world that can sustain us should be delayed until we have all the right paperwork in place.
We think that literature matters. We think that ideas are what it means to be human. We think that culture is built through communication and that communication is not always nice and not always easy to digest. We think Samuel Beckett was right when he said a writer must, “Fail. Fail again. Fail better.” We think we are all on the same planet breathing the same air. We think we have something to say about that. Do you?