The Little Portion Literary Magazine
  • Moderator: Mr. Hafker


2:50 - 3:20 p.m.

Attention my dear editors and authors and poets!

The Walt Whitman Birthplace and Historic Site is having its 33rd Annual Student Poetry Contest.

The theme is "Realize the future."  Your poem must be 30 lines or less.

The deadline is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH!

Go to for more details.  Good luck!


St. Francis Prep's literary arts magazine since 1957 consists of a staff of approximately 25 students who meet Tuesday afternoons, and discuss and evaluate student-submitted poems and short stories.  Artwork and photographs from Prep's art students are also submitted for review.  An annual reading and open mic takes place every May to celebrate the release of our new issue. 
Students interested in submitting their work should email it directly to Mr. Hafker at and write LP SUBMISSION on the subject line. Don't forget to include your Cor #. Work is shown to the staff anonymously so the judging is fair.
Please note:  All submitted work must have copious amounts of original imagery and metaphors/similes, a clear speaker and setting. AVOID BEING VAGUE. AVOID CLICHE. Make sure your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are impeccable. Make sure you write your submissions in Times New Roman, 12 pt. size.
 Remember--poetry is the best words in their best order.