Literary Magazine

  • What exactly is the Literary Magazine?

    Our award-winning publication is one of three at NCHS – in addition to the newspaper and the yearbook.  We are a collection of the year’s best student and staff writing and artwork; we publish poems, short stories, essays, plays, photos, drawings, paintings and mixed media/digital art.  The full-color 40+ page magazine is one we develop and design throughout the fall and spring and publish in May.

    To submit work to the Literary Magazine, email to nchslitmag@stu.naperville203.org

    Our mission and vision:

    • To collect, evaluate, and publish works from students and staff in a high-quality, engaging final product.
    • To blend writing and artistic works representing a wide variety of genres and perspectives.
    • To collaborate equally and fairly on the process of publication.

2020 Issue

  • LitMag cover

Lit Magazine Staff Roles

  • CHIEF EDITORS

    • Responsible for overseeing all staff work and decision making
    • Meets regularly with advisor and other editors to monitor deadlines and work quality
    • Committed to attending all meetings and for communicating the vision of the magazine to all staff
    • Prepared and willing to teach underclassmen the necessary skills to advance to leadership

    ART EDITORS

    • Responsible for soliciting, organizing, evaluating and pairing art pieces to literature pieces
    • Serves as a liaison to the Art/Humanities department
    • Contributes to the vision of the overall magazine including layout
    • Committed to attending all relevant meetings and encouraging growth among the underclassmen

    COPY EDITORS

    • Responsible for soliciting, organizing, and evaluating all written submissions
    • Committed to attending all relevant layout and evaluation meetings
    • Serves as a liaison to the Communication Arts department
    • Committed to encouraging growth among the underclassmen

    PUBLICITY EDITORS

    • Responsible for getting the word out!  This includes the creation and placement of posters and announcements.
    • Organizes and conducts the collection of submitted material
    • Serves as a liaison to Student Activities Office
    • Helps with distribution of the final product
    • Committed to attending relevant meetings

Literary Magazine Contact Information

  • What type of work can people submit?

    Poems
    Short stories
    Plays
    Essays
    Paintings
    Drawings/Sketches
    Photographs
    Digital or mixed-media art
    Pottery
    Jewelry