Inscape is U of D Jesuit’s nationally recognized literary magazine, composed entirely of writing and art from current Cubs. Every school year, the magazine’s editorial staff recruits for submissions of poetry, short stories, photography, and art. Once all pieces are in, it is the staff’s job to evaluate the submissions and create a layout from the accepted works. Inscape is published once a year each spring. Inscape also organizes the annual scary story contest in October and the toiletry drive for the Ladies of Charity.
Moderator: Mr. Alexander Davidson
2017-18 Senior Editors: Calvin Adam, Anthony Campana, Jack Condit, Grant Gardella, Benjamin Gaynier, John Hurley
Submissions for publication are accepted during the first semester of every academic school year and can be uploaded to the Inscape activity group page online. We accept poetry, short stories, art, and photography from current 7th-12th grade U of D Jesuit students. Students are eligible to submit general writing and art, themed writing and art, or both.
General Writing and Art Submissions
Inscape allows submissions of the following types of writing for publication consideration: poetry, short stories, essays, articles, personal reflections, etc.
Inscape allows submissions of the following types of art for publication consideration: drawing, painting, photography, files (pictures) of other mediums, and more.
Contest: Themed Writing and Art Submissions
This year, Inscape is offering a chance to become a featured artist or writer by submitting work specifically dedicated to that issue's theme. This year's theme is SHARE YOUR ROOTS. Submit your themed photography, art, short story or poem for your chance to get selected as a featured contributor in the spring publication.
The student community at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy is a diverse one. Inscape is offering the chance for everyone to praise their individuality through writing and art. What makes you "you"? Where do you come from? What places, events, or people had an important impact on you? Tell a story of a struggle you experienced or a success you celebrated. Share a self-portrait or a snapshot of someone or something meaningful to you. Write a poem that captures your inner essence and personality. Draw or paint a representation of how you got to where you are today. Be creative with the possibilities! Share your roots!
Click on each year's edition to view an electronic version of the magazine.
Senior Editors: Ryan Cullen, Maxim Denomme, Brendan Hogan, Matthew Lujan
First Place with Special Merit Award, American Scholastic Press Association
Outstanding Art Award, "Granada" by Nicholas Pez, Best Watercolor, American Scholastic Press Association
Outstanding Artist Award, Nicholas Pez, American Scholastic Press Association
Senior Editors: Michael Donovan, John Downey, Thomas Lennon, Xavier McCormick, Joshua Piepszowski
Second Place Award, American Scholastic Press Association's annual contest and review
"Excellent" ranking, National Council of Teachers of English’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines
Senior Editors: Kiernan Bloye, Jack Bodien, Charlie Bonser, Antonio Pecci, Jake Zelinski
Senior Editors: Charlie Bolton, Kevin Hurley, Jonathan Mazur, Joshua Speak, Michael Wallace
Double Issue (2010-2011, 2011-2012)
Scary Story Contest
Inscape sponsors an annual Halloween Scary Story Contest each October. Submit your scariest stories all month long for a chance to win. Submissions can be made by uploading files to the link on the myUofDJesuit group page. All entries must be submitted by the posted deadline for consideration. The winner will be congratulated during homeroom announcements, and he will be contacted personally to claim his prize.
2017 WINNER: "U.H.F. (Ultra High Frequency)" by Thomas Worden ('18)
2017 RUNNER-UP: "The Tree of Life" by Jackson Stachelek ('18)
2016 WINNER: "The Cow" by Jackson Stachelek ('18)
2016 RUNNER-UP: "Old State"
2015 WINNER: "The Ice Cream Man" by Jackson Stachelek ('18)
2015 RUNNER-UP: "The Void" by Nicholas Pez ('17)
Toiletry Drive for the Ladies of Charity
Each spring, Inscape coordinates a toiletry drive in grade-level homerooms to collect travel-sized toiletries for the Ladies of Charity. The Ladies of Charity is the oldest Catholic laywoman's organization in the world. Ladies of Charity seek every opportunity to make Christ present in our world by serving the material and spiritual needs of those they meet in daily living. They use the travel-sized toiletries to help meet the needs of those less fortunate and the armed forces.