The Boom Site Literary Magazine
Volume 1, Issue 2: October 2017
Letter from the Editor
It is our great pleasure to present the second issue of The Boom Site Literary Magazine. It has been wonderful to watch our magazine grow over the past few months. All of the submissions received for this issue were equally impressive as the first and we continue to be proud of our mission as a youth-initiated, youth-centered publication.
As the seasons change, you'll notice us undergoing some changes as well! Our next issue will be a printed, hard-copy publication just in time for the holidays. Submissions for this issue will open next week — check below for more information and make sure to watch your emails and our Facebook page for more details!
Additionally, we are holding a contest to find our new logo! If you enjoy art, I highly recommend you enter this. The winner receives $100! Find out more information below.
Thank you for supporting your local youth literary magazine, and enjoy the prose and poetry!
All my best,
My apple tree
In the backyard
Blooms a red pearl rain,
Flowers a green storm,
Sighs in golden waves...
Bring me back to when
My life wasn't so gray
Back to when my life
Wasn't just the day to day
A sensation in your gut...
"Finished at 4:54 AM" by Adam
People say water is blue,
But they are wrong.
Sky makes the water blue.
Water reflects sky making it
Turquoise, purple, and aqua...
"Mirror of Water" by Zoe
I’m so sorry,
I cannot believe
I was so naive...
"Some Kind of Hell" by Alexander
It was snowing
She left us.
In a blizzard
"Tragedy" by Adam
There is a pond
In a place
No one can see.
The water ripples across
The clear pond...
"Water Lily" by Zoe
Samuel is sitting in his room, simple with a bed, a wooden dresser, and a mirror. It’s night, and he is reading...
"Silent Beauty" by Alexander
Men and women sitting around table. MICHAEL CRAFT sits at the head of the table. Storms are raging outside...
"Untitled" by Abby
A team consisting of middle and high school students from Minnesota and Wisconsin came together in Stillwater every week where at various spots where creativity ran wild. The result...
"HUSH" by Karis
Staff Creative Work
"Our Touches" by Eleanor (Poetry Editor)
"an unsolicited operation" by Elysia (Editor-in-Chief)
"A Heart's Confession" by Evelyn* (Poetry and Visual Arts Editor)
"thank you" by Evelyn* (Poetry and Visual Arts Editor)
"Untitled" by Evelyn* (Poetry and Visual Arts Editor)
"Where am I from" by Evelyn* (Poetry and Visual Arts Editor)
"Infatuation" by Hannah (Poetry Editor and Social Media Liaison)
"Advice from a Bagel" by Ivy* (Prose and Visual Arts Editor)
"His Maple Tree" by Ivy* (Prose and Visual Arts Editor)
"Just Me" by Ivy* (Prose and Visual Arts Editor)
"My Art" by Ivy* (Prose and Visual Arts Editor)
* indicates a new staff member
Win $100 if your logo design is chosen!
See your work in print! Submit to the Boom Site's end of the year anthology
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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