PenPoint Literary & Arts Anthology
Compass’ PenPoint Literary and Art Magazine is a student-edited and produced anthology, “created for students, by students.” The goal of PenPoint is to showcase the writing and artistic skills of homeschooled teens throughout the US. Click here to read the 2021 issue.
The PenPoint staff is made up of students who love to write, create, edit, and collaborate with other writers and artists. The staff creates a community for serious student writers and artists who promote collaboration and provide feedback to boost creativity and artistic development. They build their own, individual portfolios while also taking on professional-level roles for the PenPoint publication.
Homeschooled teen writers and artists across the US may submit works to the magazine for consideration for publication. Contributors must be homeschooled but not do not have to be current Compass students. Short stories, poems, and essays will be considered for publication as well as most art forms e.g. drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital art, and photography. Here are the most recent Submission Guidelines.
Authors and artists of all submissions to the magazine, whether selected for final publication or not, will be offered at least one work session with a student member of the staff to receive feedback on how to strengthen their work. This collaboration creates a friendly, supportive environment where a student passionate about writing or art can receive peer opinions about their work. You can contact the PenPoint staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass’ PenPoint Literary and Art Magazine Staff is open to teens in grades* 9-12. Mature 8th graders are welcome to enroll. (grade if enrolled in traditional school by birth date without grade-skipping or acceleration).
The staff meets in a regularly scheduled class time slot from 11:00 am – 11:55 am on Tuesdays for 14 weeks (1st semester) and 16 weeks (2nd semester) following the Compass calendar.
Register online to become part of the PenPoint staff