After a two-year hiatus, Avonworth’s literary magazine has returned to the school! Juniors Laurel Purcell and Zoe Trexel worked together as co-editors-in-chief to relaunch the club and publication, known as Fragments, at the beginning of the school year.
After the COVID-19 pandemic began, Fragments was unable to operate normally, and the club dissolved. However, Purcell and Trexel were able to coordinate to re-establish the literary magazine, with Mrs. Negron acting as the sponsor.
The magazine accepts all kinds of submissions from anyone in grades 9-12, such as poetry, artwork, collages, short stories, personal essays, photography, and more!
In addition to restarting the physical publication, they have also created a digital website for the first time, where several submitted pieces of media are archived and anyone can view them for free.
The club has also run two contests this year. The first competition was during December, and followed the theme of “cozy.” The second contest is currently ongoing and will run until early April, of the theme “alternate reality.”
During meetings, members of the club work together to review and categorize submissions, organize the magazines, or just use it as a time to create!
At the end of the year, the collected submissions are published in the form of a magazine through a professional publishing company.
The submission deadline for this year is April 8th, the day before spring break begins.
This year, Fragments is hoping to publish their magazine at the beginning of May. It will be available for purchase for $20 through the club.