The FHS creative magazine, otherwise known as the Overmorrow Magazine, is a unique compendium of photographs, art, and writing from Franklin students. The publication was started last year by Liv Lufkin (10). “I’ve been into literary stuff and publications―I love reading publications by students―and I thought that because Franklin doesn’t have an official [creative magazine] I should try to start that,” she says. Currently, the magazine is entirely online at fhsovermorrow.weebly.com, but Lufkin plans on releasing a paper holiday version this year.
The magazine welcomes all kinds of artistic content, from poetry and short stories to visual arts, music, and cinematic work, much of which can be produced in a classes offered at Franklin, such as Video Production and Creative Writing. In fact, the magazine has roots in Ms. Vinger’s creative writing class, which many of Lufkin’s friends took last year. She encouraged them to spread the word, and the magazine took off.
Before that, however, Lufkin was feeling stuck: “I didn’t really know where to start, so I actually ended up emailing a magazine that’s run by students in Florida and they gave me a lot of help with it. My friend Zola [Thomas] also helped.” Thomas (10) was one of the first Franklin students to submit work to the publication. Around this time, Lufkin began promoting the magazine by creating flyers and getting a slide shown on the televisions around the school. Unfortunately for the magazine, it has received less promotion this year and is slipping from the consciousness of the typical Franklin student.
Lufkin and Thomas agree that submitting work to the magazine is beneficial to everyone. When published in the magazine, students’ work has the potential to reach countless readers around Franklin. “If it’s small, what’s the risk of submitting work?” asks Thomas. The Overmorrow Magazine is unique in that it provides a platform for students to demonstrate and share their creativity without their work reaching too large an audience. There’s no pressure to be the best, only an open invitation to share artistic work and view that of others.
“I really think it’s a good opportunity to share your work. It’s not on a huge level, but it’s just cool to have published work out there,” says Lufkin enthusiastically. The magazine is currently welcoming submissions from any and all Franklin students seeking recognition for their creative work.