Collab Announces New Head Editors

Yesterday’s graduation ceremony made it official – Collab needs some new head editors. Our entire head editing staff, as well as several key members of our editing board, graduated yesterday, and Collab wishes them all of the success they can fathom in the future.

Looking forward, Collab is also very excited to announce their new head editors for volume 43, which will be the 2014-15 edition of the magazine. And they are…

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Congratulations, Neil and Jillian! You are going to be great!

The 2014 Collab (Volume 42) is IN!

The 2014 edition of Collab is here!

The shipment arrived today, and instead of holding out until April 30, to coincide with the True North Open Mic Night, we’ve decided to open the magazine up for sale right away.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, the cost is $10, and a purchase brings with it a FREE copy of the 2013 edition (until they run out – we only have 8 remaining at this time).

To buy a copy, please visit our sales table at lunch, or see Mr. Lally in the English hall. You can also ask our head editing staff of: Irina Grigoryeva, Lena Keown, and Pranav Menon, who will be able to get you a copy as well.

And most important, congratulations to the staff for turning out another excellent magazine!

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Volume 42 Has Gone to the Printers

The Spring 2014 edition of Collab is now complete, and has been sent out to the printers! If all goes well, it should arrive at BHS by the end of April! We will be setting up a pre-order table at lunch for the week immediately before and immediately after April break – order one today! The cost is $10, and while supplies last, any preorder will also get you a FREE copy of the award-winning 2013 edition. For a sample of the great work you’ll see in this year’s magazine, click on the HIGHLIGHTS tab in the header.

Collab Volume 41 is Down to its Final Copies

We are only about a week away from sending the 2014 edition of Collab to the presses, and we are currently taking pre-orders. The cost of the magazine is $10, and we’ve sold out twice in the last four years. We only have 8 remaining copies of our NCTE award-winning magazine from last year, and we have decided to extend our pre-order promotion:

From now until April break, any purchase of a 2013 Collab ($10) entitles you to a FREE edition of the upcoming 2014 magazine. See Collab advisor Mr. Lally, or our head editors – Irina Grigoryeva, Lena Keown, or Pranav Menon (all Class of 2014) to purchase one of the last remaining copies of the magazine.

We expect that Volume 42 will arrive sometime around the end of April, or the beginning of May. Stay tuned for updates!

2014 Final Thoughts Contest Winner

“Hoboken”
by Lena Keown

let’s be like adults for the weekend
and wake up together at eleven,
because we’ve battled the week
and conquered,
and lie close under thick blankets
as looming winter chills concrete walls
and a mattress that’s too small for two
while we laugh at words we won’t remember,
and your fingers dance idly across my breast.

let’s be like adults for the weekend
and complain of how tired we are, still,
and burn our tongues on bitter coffee
as we gaze out the window in quiet reverence,
as though the city offers some sort of knowledge,
a profoundness we can’t yet grasp:
so we’ll talk, instead, of the people we’ve known
and dream of the future behind hushed lips,
hoping that it will always be like this.

2014 Final Thoughts Winners

The judging of the 2014 Final Thoughts Contest has ended, and this year, our winner was Lena Keown’s poem, “Hoboken”. This marks Lena’s second contest victory this year, as she also won our 2013 poetry contest. She will make her first appearance in Collab this spring.

This marks only the second time a poem has won our top prize, and Lena has won $40 in iTunes gift cards. Congratulations, Lena!

Our runner-up this year was Stephanie Desrochers with her autobiographical narrative, “The Timelessness of a School Hallway”. Although Stephanie has made it into Collab several times with her accomplished artwork, this marks her Collab debut as an author.

Our third-place prize this year goes to Wilson Hoac, another Collab debut, for his short story, “Stars”

For their accomplishments, Stephanie will receive $25 off of her senior prom ticket, and Wilson receives a $15 discount for his 2014 yearbook. Congratulations to all three winners!

Irina Grigoryeva wins Collab Non-Fiction Contest

The results are finally in from our first-ever non-fiction contest. We had a lot of terrific entries this year, and are pleased to announce that senior Irina Grigoryeva has won our contest with her essay titledĀ A Cat Among Monkeys – An Extended Definition Analysis of “Ginger”. Irina’s essay will be featured in our 2014 edition of Collab. Congratulations, Irina!

Clearance Sale – Pre-Orders for 2014 Collab Begin Today

Production has begun for our 2014 edition of Collab, and we still have a few copies left of our award-winning 2013 edition. You still have a chance to see for yourself what sets Collab apart from all of the other literary magazines in the state! From now until the end of March, we will be offering the following deal:

Anyone who places a pre-order of our 2014 edition of the magazine, scheduled to come out in April, will receive a copy of our current 2013 edition ($10 value) for FREE. Supplies of our 2013 edition are limited, and this offer will run until March 30, or until we sell out, whichever comes first.

The cost of the 2014 Collab is $10, and to purchase one, please see one of our head editors: Pranav Menon, Irina Grigoryeva, or Lena Keown. You may also place an order with Mr. Lally in the English hall (room 200).