Ashley Atkins

“Ashley is going to be a sophomore at Pius X High School. She likes writing, reading, and occasionally eating an entire watermelon.” Selected Works: 8 Things I Know About Catholic School:   1)      No matter what day it is, no matter the time, no matter even if there is a ten o’clock dismissal, you will always go to…

Carla Seravalli

“Carla Seravalli is a recent graduate from Lincoln East High School and will be studying  English at the University of Iowa in the fall. She is a pisces” Selected Works: “A Secret” The air conditioner hums the steady pulse of music in an 80’s slasher film. And in the black tablecloth behind bush leaves are…

Hannah Simpson

  “She has the dankest memes and the darkest mind, and anyone who says otherwise is lying. She also apologizes in advance for being subjected to her subpar writing. She’s actually the worst.” Selected Works:   “Existential” He had dark hair that fit with his dark thoughts. On most nights you could find him lying…

Payton Long

“Payton Long is an actress, a writer, and occasionally a singer. She’s, like, okay at those things.” Selected Works: I am the English Teacher’s Daughter. I am Good Grammar and Correct Pronunciation and “I’m doing Well, how are you?” and I am tired. I’m sorry that I don’t always do good, and Im sorry that…

Cora Holt

“Writing is tied for first in my heart with dogs (could imagine if dogs could write?) That’s probably what I’m thinking about at any given moment” Selected Works: “Excerpt: Point of View” She stares, eyes in the back of her head obscured by the veil of her bonnet, the Bible supporting her feet, and how…

Ell Kinsey

“I’m a full-time dreamer- just kidding. I’m in high school. They don’t allow that.” Selected Works: Thicker Than Water Ell Kinsey Whenever I came to the beach with my family as a child, my father told me, “Don’t touch the water here, Brian.” “Why?” I used to ask, stars in my eyes when I looked…

Alexis “Bee”lgum

“I am a bee; I bumble around like a ditz, stop at every flower I love, and my mom’s the queen. SAVE THE BEES!” Selected Works: “Who has two thumbs?” Who has two thumbs and absolutely loves the triple cheddarburger from Culver’s? Who has two thumbs and will eat the triple cheddarburger from Culver’s in…

Foster Collins III

“Constantly looking for new and fun ways to tell people I’m gay” Selected Works: “How to throw the perfect coming out party” Dear 2013 Foster Please abandon those plans to stay in the closet forever it’s no place live your life, some plants will only grow to the size of the pot they are planted…

Anna Currier

“About to be a junior in high school, Anna Currier is secretly a kefta-wearing dragon who has three main goals in life: to date a respectable version of Patrick Verona, to become a full time Young Adult fiction writer and to become Queen of Assassins. This Sarah J. Maas wannabe has won some 2nd place medals…

Jack Buchanan

“I go to Lincoln High and do slam poetry there this is my first year of camp and I love it.” Selected Works: Slam Poem: I don’t get four warning shots to the chest, that’s four less beaths, Philando Castle could have taken. The tool of his destruction was the same one that was supposed…

Shileigh Oceguera

“Shileigh is a member of Friend High School’s Class of 2016. She is a writer and an older sister to two young boys.” Selected Works: Jeff His candles still burned in the living room, the flames flickering and snapping as their bright orange tongues licked at their glass enclosures. That blues music that Jeff always…

Jordyn Languis

“I’m going to be a senior at Lincoln East high school. My hobbies include playing my flute in East’s marching band, writing, and (more of a passion, really) the study of psychology” Selected Works: “Family Memory” I had just gotten out of the shower and slipped on my cotton pajamas, trying desperately not to stumble…