Creature Feature finishes selections process with record-setting submissions

Isabella Bonilla

One Blue Wall’s first literary magazine of the 2021-2022 school year, Creature Feature, will be available for purchase around the beginning of December. The creative publication releases biannual art-literary magazines, one open for public submissions and the other only containing staff work. 

Creature Feature is the publication’s open submissions work for this year, meaning that any high school student was able to submit art or writing pieces for review and the chance to be featured in the 100 page magazine. 

“It’s a magazine centered around horror, monsters, and all spooky things,” Anna Schroll, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the staff, (12, J&C) said in an email to RedEye. “It’s the biggest magazine we’ve ever made, and I am so proud of the staff for all their hard work on it.” 

The selection process concluded on October 28 with a groundbreaking record of over 230 submissions. Now the staff is working on creating the final product from the chosen pieces, with a print deadline the week of Thanksgiving break. 

“There’s a lot of talent we’re honored to showcase, and we’ve been working on the process of emailing all of the submitters regarding the status of their submissions,” Schroll said. 

“I’m excited to design spreads for people’s written works… I can’t speak for writing selections, but art selections went by pretty fast and efficiently!” Rafael Mediodia (12, VA) said in an email to RedEye. Students can expect Creature Feature to be released at the beginning of December for $10 per copy. Past works and more information about One Blue Wall can be found here.