2015 Short Story Contest is Now Open

Alongside our current poetry contest, Collab is pleased to open our annual short story contest. Any BHS student may submit his or her own original stories of any length, any genre, any topic. The best entries will be considered for publication in our Volume 44, due out in the spring of 2016. The deadline for the contest is October 23, and students may submit their stories to submit@bhscollab.com – students can also bring submissions to Mr. Lally in room 316, or into the submission box outside of the Collab Room(room 312).

We are also excited to announce that this year’s winner will once again earn a FREE t-shirt from Out Of Print Clothing, a company that makes excellent literary-themed clothing and gear. Here’s a sample of their work:

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Good luck, authors!

2015 Collab Has Sold Out!

Last night at our Back to School Night, we sold off the last remaining copies of Volume 43 of Collab. A few copies remain at True North, and we may have a few copies that are out with out editing staff, but other than that, they’re gone! Thank you to all of you who supported our magazine with your purchase, and thank you to head editors Neil Ford, Havanah Becker, and Kavya Sebastian for their work at the sales table!

Next on our agenda:

We are awaiting the results of the 2015 ASPA and NCTE contests, which ought to be announced in December or January.

We are also beginning the process of putting together Volume 44, the 2016 edition of the magazine. If you wish to be a part of our editing staff, stop by room 312 after school on Fridays – we hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for more writing contests as well.

2015 Poetry Contest: Now Accepting Submissions

The school year is back in full swing, and Collab wishes to welcome you all back. We also wish to announce the opening of the first of our writing contests: Our annual poetry contest.

Any BHS student may submit his or her own original poetry to the submission box outside of room 312. The submissions are made anonymous, and our student editors will determine the top entries. The best poem we receive will earn a $25 gift card to True North in Burlington. Our other prizes include a free copy of the 2015-16 edition ($10 value) and a beverage at Starbucks or True North.

The deadline is Thursday, October 1.

Poems can be any length, any subject material, and any quantity. Although students may submit any number of poems, they will only be eligible for one of our prizes.

Good luck, and we look forward to reading your poems!

2015 Collab – Nearly Gone

As we draw near to the end of the school year, our supplies of the 2015 edition of Collab (volume 43) are running out – we only have ten remaining copies on hand, as well as a few copies at True North Coffee for sale. Remember, once they’re gone, they’re gone – if you would like to purchase a copy before they sell out, please see Mr. Lally in room 200, or stop by True North Coffee in Burlington to pick one up. The cost is $10.

2015 Collab – Selling fast!

We’ve had our editions of Volume 43 for less than 3 weeks and we’re amazed at how quickly it is selling out! We’ve already sold two-thirds of our copies of the magazine, and when they’ve sold out, they’re gone forever! If you are interested in getting a copy before they are gone, there are three ways you can buy one:

1) See Mr. Lally or one of our Head Editors during the school day

2) Click on the PURCHASE tab on the top of this page – you’ll go to our online storefront, where you can buy a copy with a credit card (free shipping!)

3) Go to True North in Burlington – they have copies for sale, and they also have amazing blueberry muffins.

The cost is $10.

Recent accolades for Collab:
2014 NCTE Superior Rating – nominated for Highest Award in MA (highest-ranked student literary magazine in the state)
2014 ASPA First Place Rating (ranked #2 in Massachusetts)

Open Mic Night at BHS is a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone, family, friends, and participants, who came out to the BHS Open Mic Night this evening! We had a great time, heard some excellent poems, essays, and stories (¡y en español tambien!) and got a chance to see some of the amazing and talented writers from BHS in action.

We do not have any photos from the event, because Sidra is right – we need to live in the moment.

We also would like to announce that the Out of Print Fundraiser helped us raise $140 for the magazine – thank you to all of you who contributed!


Collab Open Mic Night at True North – April 15th at 6PM

Collab will be holding its annual Open Mic Night at True North Cafe on Wednesday, April 15, from 6 to 7:30. All BHS students are invited to come and read their own original stories, essays or poems, and we will be selling copies of Volume 43 (cost is $10). Can’t make the event? True North will still have copies for sale – stop by and pick one up!

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If you are interested in reading at this event, please see Mr. Lally, or email him.

We hope to see you there!