Founded in 1979, Youth is known as one of the "four small stars” of literary journals. Su Tong's first book, Liang Xiaosheng's masterpiece Storm Tonight and Zhang Ping's first award-winning short story were all published in Youth. The journal won the Jiangsu Province Award for Outstanding Journals and Zhuang Wenwen Youth Literature Journal Award sponsored by the China Writers’ Association because of its great deeds in promoting valuable literature.