Spark! is the literary Magazine at Winnacunnet High School. Run by students for students.

2022-23 Editors & Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Camden David '25

Vice-Editor-in-Chief: Alison Cross '25

Managing Editor:  Alexander Bailly '24

PR Director: Dylan Maynard '25

Social Media Director : Kierra Martin-Biggs '25

Technology Director:  Aódhàn Micheal Prosper Otterson '25




Submission Process

The Literary Magazine Staff encourages all students and staff members to submit their original work to Spark. If you would like to submit your work, please share it with us at or submit using the submit tab

Photos of your artwork need to be high resolution. If we receive your work this way we understand your implicit permission for us to use it in Spark. Please do not submit work for others, encourage them to send it to us!

Submissions close on February 2, 2024!

What We Do

Each meeting we as a group review and choose which art pieces will be published, among other general club housekeeping matters. Submissions are chosen with consideration of a variety of styles and mediums, such as poems, sculptures, digital art, etc. The staff read and review each submission as a group and decide whether or not to accept it, while the editors refine spelling in written pieces and properly crop art pieces.

Our History

The first issue of Winnacunnet’s literary magazine, called A Gathering of Voices, came out in 1986. Since then, the magazine has undergone multiple evolutions, its title has changed from A Gathering of Voices to Totem and then to Spark!. The magazine’s appearance has changed from an unpretentious black-and-white spiral-bound booklet to an amazing, bursting with colors, glossy annual edition published by Jostens. Our magazine’s advisors have also changed, from Patricia Tarbox and Richard S. Leavitt to Deborah Kelm, Stu Cameron and Laura Scyocurka/Elliott, Julie Linnehan/Lord and Yekaterina McKenney, Lisa Harris, Jesseca Thompson, and Katherine Ash. Our writers, artists, and our editing staff have changed throughout the years as well, fluctuating with each graduating class. But the essence of the magazine, its Spark! has remained the same despite its multiple reincarnations. We have always been and will remain a literary publication open to all students, all voices, and available to all students free of charge.

How to Join

We welcome any WHS student to join our staff. We meet every Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 in room E104, though much of the preparation of the Spark! magazine can be done anywhere there is an internet connection. Join our Google Classroom (code: 7eaiy5l). We can also be contacted through email at