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.

Contact Information
Moderator: Mr. Alexander Davidson
2018-19 Senior Editors: Kameron Bloye, Nicholas Blum, Nathan Lichwalla, Peter Loch, Reed Michelini


2017-18 Call for Submissions

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!

Current and Past Issues

Click on each year's edition to view an electronic version of the magazine.

Inscape, 2018 Edition

Senior Editors: Calvin Adam, Anthony Campana, Jack Condit, Grant Gardella, Benjamin Gaynier, John Hurley

Inscape, 2017 Edition

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
"Excellent" ranking, National Council of Teachers of English’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines

Inscape, 2016 Edition

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

Inscape, 2015 Edition

Senior Editors: Kiernan Bloye, Jack Bodien, Charlie Bonser, Antonio Pecci, Jake Zelinski

Inscape, 2014 Edition

Senior Editors: Charlie Bolton, Kevin Hurley, Jonathan Mazur, Joshua Speak, Michael Wallace

Inscape, 2012 Edition

Double Issue (2010-2011, 2011-2012)

Become a Staff Member

Inscape accepts applications for any available open positions on the editorial staff. Please download the application form from the myUofDJesuit group page (found under "Topics" and "Become a Staff Member") and follow the directions on the form for submission.

Applications will be reviewed by senior editors and the moderator.

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are due on Friday, September 8th. Notifications on acceptance or denial for a position will be available on Monday, September 11th.

Contests and Events

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.

Supporting Inscape

A student literary magazine like Inscape provides students with a voice as well as an audience for their writing and art. With your support, Inscape will be able to provide that opportunity to more students in the U of D Jesuit community. Each year, all issues are printed with the assistance of Student Senate funding and contributions from the magazine's avid readers, and each issue is given to the school community entirely free of charge. However, printing is not an inexpensive venture. Your support means that Inscape can afford to celebrate as much student work as possible in its pages and that magazines can be passed out to an even wider audience for all to appreciate the amazingly talented writers and artists here at The High.

Be sure your gift is designated to Inscape by saying so in the optional comment box.