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Slip of the Pen literary and arts magazine

Welcome to Slip of the Pen!
Slip of the Pen is HVA's literary and arts magazine.  All students are invited to submit their original work for consideration in the magazine.  We accept submissions from August to February, then choose the works that best fit this year's theme for inclusion in the magazine, which is printed and sold in April.
What kind of work do we accept?
   short fiction
   short nonfiction
   graphic art
Apply for the Lit Mag class!
Would you like to be a part of the lit mag class?  Fill out the application below and either email it to Mrs. Harris at allison.harris@knoxschools.org or give it to her in person in D204 or the BLPA workroom D213.

This Year's Theme


We are now accepting all submissions for writing and art for inclusion in this year's magazine.  To increase your chances of having your work selected, please focus on the theme of humanity.  What defines our humanity?  What does it mean to be human?  What are all the good and bad aspects of the human race?  Explore these ideas through your writing and art, and then send your work to us! 

How to Send in Submissions

There are several ways to get your amazing work to us!
  • Email it to us at literarymagazine.hva@gmail.com
  • Place it in the envelope outside D205
  • Give it to Mrs. Harris
  • Give it to any Slip of the Pen staff member

Lit Mag Adviser

Allison Harris
English and Journalism teacher

Visit Us on the Web!

  • Visit our website for contest information!