North Shore's Spark magazine is a showcase of outstanding literary work, fine art and multimedia by NSCC students. To be included, students' submissions are rigorously judged by a panel of NSCC faculty and staff. Previous issues of Spark features painting, poetry, illustration, essays, and photography. The magazine is in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement, academic departments, and the Marketing Communications Department.

SPARK 2021-2022 

Now accepting submissions for the 14th edition of the SPARK magazine. 

Spark is a Literary & Artistic Review that will be a work comprised of both student literary and artistic submissions. This publication is an opportunity for NSCC’s skilled and talented writers and artists to come forward and showcase their work utilizing an interesting and visually dynamic format.

Each submission is blindly reviewed by a committee of 3-5 students and faculty. Once submissions are scored, those submissions with the highest scores will be selected for publication.

Please note that no compensation will be offered to students for their submissions beyond the honor of being published.  Maximum 5 submissions per student.

Literary Categories include essay, literary criticism, journalism interviews, poetry, short story (fiction or nonfiction)

Artistic Categories include fine art, photography, graphic design, and multi-media

To participate please be sure to complete the below form:

2021-2022 SPARK Submission Form

Spark 2020 Virtual Galleries

Literary Gallery

Artistic Gallery 

View Issues of Spark

  Spark 2021 cover

Spring 2021 Issue
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Spark 2020

Spring 2020 Issue
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Spark 2019 Vol 11
Spring 2019 Issue
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2018 Spark Vol 10

Spring 2018 Issue
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 Spark Spring 2017 Vol 9

Spring 2017 Issue
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2016 Spark Vol 8

Spring 2016 Issue
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2015 Spark Vol 7

Spring 2015 issue
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 2014 Spark Vol 6

Spring 2014 issue
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 2013 Spark Vol 5

Spring 2013 issue
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2012 Spark Vol 4

Spring 2012 issue
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2011 Spark Vol 3

Spring 2011 issue
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2010 Spark Vol 2 

Spring 2010 issue
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2009 Spark Vol 1

Spring 2009 issue
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Please email us at engagement@northshore.edu if you have questions.

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