The Essence

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2024


The Essence is a yearly literary publication produced entirely by Neuqua Valley students and supervised by the illustrious Gillian Schneider. Throughout the year the staff rates submissions and also looks at how they relate to our chosen theme for the year, and select a diverse amount of writing and art to be placed in the magazine. Submissions can come from any age student and provide a freedom for artists in the Neuqua Community.  Our magazine is published and put up for general sale for the Fine Arts Festival in May. Staff members receive free copies beforehand!

If you’re interested in being published in our school’s literary magazine, submit your art (photographs, paintings, statues, other) or your writing (poetry, short stories, essays, screenplays, other) to the Google form linked below.  For more detailed information, please refer to the Submit​ tab.


EDITORS-IN-CHIEF: Lily Ha  ( and Sophie Lin (

SECTION EDITOR: Sathmi Liyanage (

2023-2024 meetings: 1/30, 2/7, 2/12, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14  (FIELD TRIP), 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/1

Fine Arts Festival: 5/20

5/22 (publication party in B129/B131) 

from 2:30-3:30 pm

Join our Remind for reminders of when meetings will occur.

text @nvlitmag to 81010

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