Category Archives: Fiction

Published Fiction by Andrew Alford

The following short story by Computer Science teacher and Tech Department member Andrew Alford earned an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train Press and was published in the Sweet Tree Review. His fiction and poetry have also been published in Midnight … Continue reading

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Melanie Kramarchuk Wins NJCTE Bronze Medal for Fiction

Melanie Kramarchuk ’22 was awarded a NJCTE Bronze Medal for Fiction for her short story “FALLING.” The piece was created in response to a challenge from her English teacher Mr. Lou Scerra to write something inspired by author Ted Chiang’s style in which … Continue reading

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Fiction by Annika Inampudi Earns Scholastic National Medal

Flash fiction story by sophomore Annika Inampudi ’21 earned a 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing National Silver Medal. This is Annika’s second National Medal. As an eighth grader she won a 2017 Gold Medal for her flash fiction story, “Stolen … Continue reading

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Award-winning Fiction by Ezra Lebovtiz

The following short fiction by Ezra Lebovitz ’18 won 3rd Place in the 2016 Johns Hopkins Creative Minds Fiction Contest and was published in the magazine IMAGINE. The judges said of his work: “Much goes unsaid between the brother and … Continue reading

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Scholastic National Silver Medal Fiction by Ava Sharahy

“Hero to Three” by Ava Sharahy ’20 earned a 2017 Scholastic National Silver Medal in Flash Fiction. In 2018 Ava earned a National Gold Medal in Poetry for her poem, “M,” awarded at a Carnegie Hall ceremony on June 2018. … Continue reading

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Samantha Parelli Earns Governor’s Award for Flash Fiction

“Hotel Lobbies,” a short story by Samantha Parelli ’21 earned a 2018 Governor’s Award in Arts Education to be presented at an award ceremony and performance at the Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 22, 2018. … Continue reading

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Apprentice Writer Publication by Young Se Choi

This short story by Young Se Choi ’18 was selected by the Susquehanna University Annual High School Writing Contest and published in their literary magazine, THE APPRENTICE WRITER, Vol. 35, Fall 2017. “Sunny” by Young Se Choi Upper Eastside. Carnegie … Continue reading

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Betsy Zaubler Wins Susquehanna University Writing Contest

This story by Betsy Zaubler ’17  won the prose category of Susquehanna University’s 35th Annual High School Writing Competition and was featured in Vol. 35, the Fall 2017 edition of THE APPRENTICE WRITER.  Dr. Glen Retief, Director of the Writers … Continue reading

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WAM Montage

Newark Academy’s Writing, Art & Music blog, affectionately known as WAM, is a place for students, alumni, teachers, staff and visiting artists to share creative work  with the goal of supporting and encouraging artistic pursuits, large and small. We feature … Continue reading

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Fiction by Samantha Kany

“The Sound of Winter” by Samantha Kany ’18 won 2nd place in the the Writers’ Slate annual writing contest sponsored by The Writing Conference, Inc. and Honorable Mention in Rider University’s Annual High School Writing Competition. The Sound of Winter … Continue reading

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Khalil Abdul-Malik’s ‘Federalist No. 86. Reparations for the Negro Slaves’

Federalist No. 86. Reparations for the Negro Slaves (after James Madison) by Khalil Abdul-Malik, Newark Academy Humanities Faculty To the People of the State of New York: Earlier I stated in Federalist No. 54, that “the case of the slaves … Continue reading

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Annika Inampudi Wins Scholastic National Gold Medal for Flash Fiction

This epistolary story by 8th grade student Annika Inampudi ‘21, written as a bonus exercise for English class with Ms. Alexandra Mahoney, won a Scholastic Art & Writing National Gold Medal for Flash Fiction. Annika will be honored at an award … Continue reading

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Kiran Damodaran Earns 2nd Scholastic Silver Medal

Senior Kiran Damodaran ’17 earned his 2nd Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Medal in two years, last year for Poetry and this year for his short story, “Carnival Games.” Kiran’s fiction and poetry have been published in Crashtest Magazine, YARN … Continue reading

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Writer’s Bone Interview with Tess Callahan

On February 27, 2017 Daniel Ford of the Writer’s Bone podcast interviewed Newark Academy English Department faculty member and author of APRIL & OLIVER Tess Callahan on process, craft, and how her new novel came to her like a fly … Continue reading

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Francesca Badalamenti ’18 Published by Claremont Review

“Dangerous Habits” a villanelle by Francesca Badalamenti ’18 was published in Fall 2016 Volume 50 of the Claremont Review. Established in 1992, the Claremont Review has published work by artists and writers aged 13-19  from all over the English-speaking world.  … Continue reading

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Scholastic National Gold Medal Fiction by James Marcucci ’16

THE LONG HARVEST by James Marcucci ’16 won a 2016 Scholastic National Gold Medal for Novel Writing. National awards are given to less than 1% of Scholastic entries. Of those, only 15 students across the nation received Gold Medals for Novel … Continue reading

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“The Fifth Diver” by Alexis Romay

“The Fifth Diver” is a freestanding short story included in Salidas de emergencia (Emergency Exits), the first novel published by faculty member Alexis Romay. The book was published in Spanish and Italian editions in 2007. His novel, La Apertura Cubana, was … Continue reading

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“May Day” a short story by Emma Hoffman ’16

The following short story by Emma Hoffman ’16 was selected for publication by Polyphony H.S., an international student-run literary magazine for high school students. The events of the story are loosely based on the kidnappings of 43 students in Iguala, … Continue reading

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“Can We Escape?” flash fiction by Daniel Kwiatkowski ’15

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards hosted a celebratory reading in a renowned independent NYC bookstore featuring a select group of Northeast Region-at-Large Gold Key award recipients. Daniel Kwiatkowski ’15 was invited to read his Gold Key Flash Fiction piece, … Continue reading

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“Shadow Friends” fiction by Gabrielle Poisson ’17

This story by Gabrielle Poisson ’17 won 1st Place in the 2015 Writers Slate Fiction Contest sponsored by the Writing Conference, Inc. The daylight was waning and the damp beach had descended into a cool lull. Over-sized men in beach … Continue reading

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“Hammerhead Goes to the Gallows” a story by Andrew Alford

NA’s Computer Science teacher and Tech Office guru, Andrew Alford, was recently awarded a New Writer Award Honorable Mention by Glimmer Train Magazine for his short story, “Erasure.” He calls the piece below a “mock, mock trial story,” (with apologies … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction by James Blume

The following story by James Blume ’19 won a 2014 Scholastic National Gold Medal for Flash Fiction. A multi-genre writer, James was a finalist in the 2017 NJ Young Playwrights Competition, won a 2017 NJCTE Bronze Medal for Poetry, and … Continue reading

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