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Tradewinds: Magazine

Advisor: Ms. Susan Pavelka
Room: 415 (corner room by Senior Park)

The Susan Pavelka Scholarship for Journalistic Excellence
All applications must be submitted to the College and Career Center on or before April 15, 2022.

Tradewinds Literary Magazine is now accepting for submissions for our 2020-2021 magazine!
The theme this year is "Quiet Chaos".
Tradewinds Magazine submission flyer 2020We are looking for writing and/or art entries.
  • Any type of writing including poetry, journal entries, poems in different languages, short stories, plays, and more!
  • Art can also be in any form including photography, ceramics, watercolor, digital animation, etc.*
*All art submissions should be submitted as a high quality image via email and literary submissions should be submitted as a Word document.
Submissions are due October 23, 2020.
Download the application form to submit a piece of writing/art.
Submit your work in a single email to, attach the completed application form and your art/writing submission.
We hope to increase the number and variety of entries this year, especially in the light of the pandemic.
Be a part of this very special magazine this year!

Susan Pavelka ScholarshipThe Susan Pavelka Scholarship for Journalistic Excellence


Tradewinds Literary Magazine photo of sailboat at sunsetThe purpose of Tradewinds Literary Publications can be summed up in one phrase: “Giving a voice to the voiceless.” While the Triton Yearbook highlights people whose names are already known around campus—the athletes, ASB leaders, the honor societies, the clubs, Tradewinds shines a spotlight on the overlooked writers, poets, designers, photographers, and artists in an effort to immortalize their work for future generations to enjoy.

Years ago Tradewinds was a literary publication which had a short shelf life. It was filled with poems, short stories, and some artwork and mimeographed. That publication may have been pulled off the shelves and shared in English classrooms on the rare occasion, but the new Tradewinds staff wanted to preserve the student works in a more permanent way. This staff approached the yearbook teacher and asked if the literary magazine could be housed inside the yearbook. So, even though the yearbook contains the literary magazine, the staff of Tradewinds is quite independent. This staff currently meets as a 7th period class and focuses on finding the hidden artists, poets, and writers of our school.

PVHS Tradewinds is a student-run publication dedicated to the idea of giving all of our students a chance to shine. Students submit their artwork, photos, short stories, and poems; editors select the ones which best embody the theme and which best reflect literary or artistic depth. Then, the staff designs the spreads in an effort to bring the qualities of the written work and the artwork together. Literary Publication members collaborate with adviser, Ms. Susan Pavelka in room 415, and compile this yearbook section using an online publishing program.

Tradewinds Literary Magazine Staff 2018 group photoTRADEWINDS LITERARY PUBLICATIONS APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-2019
Become a part of this group of poets. We meet on Wednesdays at lunch and some days after school for mini deadlines and deadlines. Our job is to find the talented poets, artists and photographers on campus and to give a voice to the voiceless in the literary magazine publication each year. We also write our own original work and perform it during a slam poetry evening. If you enjoy reading, analyzing and sharing poetry, this is the group for you. Join today!

Tradewinds Staff March 2018. Back Row (L to R): Onyi Onyeador, Amy Miao Artistic Editor, Marina DuVernet, Ainsley Basic, Matthew Usui, Morgaine McIlhargey Editor, Marissa Hong EIC, Marianne Schiappa. Front row (L to R): Michael Liu EIC, Jessica Qian, Robert Tsai, Sammy Spivey, Ashley Flachner, Jamie Doo. Not pictured: Julia Katzaroff, Kaori Shimizu, Hannah Hodor, Grace Kenzik, Sereene Saab.

Tradewinds Literary Magazine Honors and Awards
2018-19 - National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) First Class with Two Marks of Distinction
2018 - National Scholastic Press Association — First Class
2018 - American Scholastic Press Association — Second Place
2018 - Columbia Scholastic Press Association — Silver Medalist
2017 - National Scholastic Press Association — Second Class