NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Parnassus Accepting Submissions

Parnassus is the nationally recognized and award winning literary magazine featuring student artwork, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, and short stories submitted by students of NECC. It also featured guest authors such as Stephen King, Gregory Maguire and Junot Diaz in years prior. It gets published yearly and comes out in May, provides a wonderful opportunity for students to get their work recognized and looks excellent on a resume.

Parnassus has been around since 1965.  It celebrates the artistry and creative minds of the student body of NECC and presents it in the form of a graphically striking, unique and funky magazine that catches the eye. The publication got its name from the mythical mountain of the muses in Greek.

Parnassus’ goal going into its 51st year of publication is to be in the running to be submitted for various awards. Last year, unfortunately Parnassus could not be eligible for any awards because it missed the entry deadlines. However, this year it will be a priority.

Students interested in submitting their creative work can email Patrick Lochelt at

There will also be flyers around campus and a submission box located on the third floor of the Spurk Building outside the liberal arts lounge.

Writing submissions have a Dec. 1 deadline and can be emailed or dropped off in the submission box.