The Young Magicians

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The Young Magicians
The Young Magicians.jpg
Cover of The Young Magicians
Author edited by Lin Carter
Cover artist Sheryl Slavitt
Country United States
Language English
Series Ballantine Adult Fantasy series
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Preceded by Dragons, Elves, and Heroes
Followed by Golden Cities, Far

The Young Magicians is an anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in October 1969 as the seventh volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. It was the second such anthology assembled by Carter for the series, issued simultaneously with the first, Dragons, Elves, and Heroes.

The book collects eighteen modern fantasy tales and poems by various authors, with an overall introduction and notes by Carter. The pieces range in date from the 19th to 20th centuries. The collection is a companion volume to Carter's later New Worlds for Old (1971), which also collects modern fantasies.