Last year, tenth-grader Melissa Santoyo began a student-run literary magazine with the help of journalism adviser Christopher Lenerz. The publication, named The Luminary, is currently accepting submissions of student work.
Santoyo is the The Luminary’s founder and Editor-in-Chief. She leads a small staff consisting of high-school students. The overarching theme planned for the first issue of the magazine, scheduled to come out later in the school year, is identity. “Identity made sense as our theme since it’s the first year we’re doing this and we’re just starting to create our own identity ourselves,” Santoyo said. Various student submissions are being accepted at the time, including artwork, photography, and various types of creative writing.
“I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I know how hard it is to find an outlet for one’s work to get published,” Santoyo said. “I wanted creative students to have a medium easily accessible for them to get their work out there.”
To submit work to The Luminary, email firstname.lastname@example.org.