Literary Magazine Offers Chance for Students to Express Themselves
By Zoe Collins
Picture of 2010-2011 Lit Mag. Photo Credit: Hector Perez-Moreno
The first meeting for this year’s Literary Magazine was held last week
in Mr. Russell’s room; student submissions are being accepted and new
staff members are being welcomed.
An general meeting was held during lunch on October 13th. Senior staff
member Candace Hill said “it was productive, we had seniors, juniors,
and sophomores but we’d love to get more freshmen.” Junior editor
Chris Vance said “we had a great group and we’re really excited.”
At meetings, staff members look through work submitted by fellow
students and discuss what gets published. This year the staff hopes to
expand the range of activities and duties of each member, as well as
to get the rest of the school more involved. Hill said “This year we
talked about having more writing contest and maybe even a Literature
Night so students can showcase and present any type of work or art,”
and “We are still molding the idea but I hope it happens.”
Senior .Jessica Wierzchowski said “We have plans to make it bigger
than it has been before. We want more students to participate.” Themed
submissions as well as more showcase opportunities are in discussion.
Submissions can include poetry, short stories, reflections,
photography, and other various forms of visual artwork. Vance said
“it’s a great way for students to express their creativity.” To
submit, work must be given to Mr. Russell or Mr. Tomsey. There is no
requirement to be eligible for submission.
The only requirement to join the staff and be part of the editing
process is to attend meetings. Vance said “anyone can join, no
previous experience is necessary” and” it’s a great experience.”
The next meeting will be held in a few weeks; specifics will be
announced later this month.