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Parnassus Literary Arts Magazine Back in Print

Submitted by on June 17, 2022 – 5:10 pm

Haverhill, MA (June 17, 2022) – A year after the pandemic relegated it to the digital realm, Northern Essex Community College’s award-winning literary magazine, Parnassus, will be back in print.

“We are so happy to once again offer a paper-and-ink version of Parnassus, available on the Haverhill Campus by the end of June,” says Parnassus faculty advisor Patrick Lochelt. Due to the effects of the Covid shutdowns, they decided to only publish Parnassus online in 2021. It was the first time they hadn’t printed the magazine since its inception in 1965. cover of the 2022 parnassus magazine

Parnassus is a student-run publication of short fiction, poems, creative nonfiction, and various art mediums, including photography. “The NECC community came through with some very strong submissions this year, and we are certain there will be writing and artwork that everyone will enjoy,” says Lochelt.

The magazine has won numerous awards, including recent awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. Active NECC students, faculty, and staff members can submit works throughout the year. Entries are reviewed by the Parnassus staff and chosen democratically for inclusion in the issue published annually at the end of the spring semester.

The digital version of the 2022 Parnassus, along with issues from years past, is available now on the Parnassus website.

Northern Essex offers associate degrees in liberal arts: writing and journalism/communication, both of which prepare students for entry-level positions as writers or journalists or for transfer to a four-year program.

For additional information on the magazine, contact Lochelt at