Ever since the school year of 2011-2012, Centennial students have had the opportunity to share their creative writing with peers and teachers in a safe and welcoming environment. Run by the school’s Creative Writing Club and sponsored by Centennial English teacher Lindsay Green, Old Sport Literary Magazine has published work from more than twenty-five of Centennial’s budding writers in three extensive issues. This week marks the release of the first issue of the year, which is the magazine’s fourth.
The Creative Writing Club has been busy gathering submissions throughout almost all of last semester, which has contributed to the late publishing date. However, this issue is expected to have been worth the wait. There has been a record number of submissions compared to the previous issues, and the magazine has counted on a special contribution from Mr. Curtiss’s creative writing class. Old Sport, which publishes student poems, short stories, chapters, and more, has decided to open up submissions to student artwork as well. The new issue will also feature a change in layout and a beautiful cover designed by freshman Hayrene Ebes.
Sophomore Fredes Ebes has been a member of the Creative Writing Club and a contributor to the magazine since last year. To her, submitting creative writing to Old Sport is a very rewarding process. “It’s more fun to share your imaginary world than to just keep it to yourself,” said Ebes.
Although not very well known, in its three years of existence, Creative Writing Club and Old Sport Literary Magazine have been home to several talented young writers, known as the Old Sports, who have dedicated themselves to the club and the magazine. This year, the club has had the privilege to merge with the recently added chapter of National English Honor Society. New members are always encouraged to join, and students are always encouraged to submit to Old Sport. To learn more about Creative Writing Club and access all previous issues of Old Sport Literary Magazine, visit the club’s Tumblr page. Submissions are now being accepted for the literary magazine’s next issue. You may submit work to Ms. Green in room 226 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.