Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine (BLAM)

Brophy Literary & Arts Magazine (BLAM) BLAM is the literary & arts magazine of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Students, p
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Thanks to the dozens of contributors at the Fine Arts Extravaganza who made this “Nomad”-themed interactive sticky note ...
11/28/2022

Thanks to the dozens of contributors at the Fine Arts Extravaganza who made this “Nomad”-themed interactive sticky note collage installation possible.

Thanks to the dozens of contributors at the Fine Arts Extravaganza who made this “Nomad”-themed interactive sticky not c...
11/28/2022

Thanks to the dozens of contributors at the Fine Arts Extravaganza who made this “Nomad”-themed interactive sticky not collage installation possible.

Congratulations to the many Brophy artists and writers published in this year’s Brophy Literarily & Arts Magazine: Ablaz...
05/12/2022

Congratulations to the many Brophy artists and writers published in this year’s Brophy Literarily & Arts Magazine: Ablaze.

Congrats to James Footit ‘21 on winning first place in March’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Am I Next?”
03/28/2021

Congrats to James Footit ‘21 on winning first place in March’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Am I Next?”

Congrats to Jason Vega ‘21 on winning second place in March’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Hear Me Crying”...
03/28/2021

Congrats to Jason Vega ‘21 on winning second place in March’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Hear Me Crying”!

Congrats to Cole Basco ‘23 on winning third place in March’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Examining Race”!
03/28/2021

Congrats to Cole Basco ‘23 on winning third place in March’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Examining Race”!

Congrats to Brayden Abele ‘22 on winning first place in February’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “City Peopl...
03/28/2021

Congrats to Brayden Abele ‘22 on winning first place in February’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “City People”!

Congrats to Ryan Blake ‘21 on winning second place in February’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Spring Again...
03/28/2021

Congrats to Ryan Blake ‘21 on winning second place in February’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Spring Again”!

Congrats to Adam Acunin ‘23 on winning third place in February’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “fishy fortun...
03/28/2021

Congrats to Adam Acunin ‘23 on winning third place in February’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “fishy fortune”!

Hello Broncos! Here are the new BLAM contests for the month of March (and the Summit)! For these contests, we’re asking ...
03/03/2021

Hello Broncos! Here are the new BLAM contests for the month of March (and the Summit)! For these contests, we’re asking writers to write about a time you encountered racism, and we’re calling artists to create a composition that examines race. Submissions are due March 19th!

Good luck to the Elite Eight finalists who will be competing in the next stage of the annual Poetry Out Loud competition...
01/28/2021

Good luck to the Elite Eight finalists who will be competing in the next stage of the annual Poetry Out Loud competition! Come see the performances live from 3-4 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 28 in the Jesuit Garden or at the link below! https://youtu.be/L05QOUNyzgk

🏆Congratulations to Jairus Wong ‘23 on winning first place in this month’s literary contest with his piece, titled “Gril...
01/27/2021

🏆Congratulations to Jairus Wong ‘23 on winning first place in this month’s literary contest with his piece, titled “Grilled Sleaze”

Check out his work here: https://brophyblam.tumblr.com

Congrats to Mark Rossbach ‘21 on winning first place in this month’s visual arts contest with his photography piece titl...
01/26/2021

Congrats to Mark Rossbach ‘21 on winning first place in this month’s visual arts contest with his photography piece titled “Swinging Fire”!

Congrats to Benny Aguilar ‘21 on winning second place in this month’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Rogue M...
01/26/2021

Congrats to Benny Aguilar ‘21 on winning second place in this month’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “Rogue Missile”!

Congratulations to Cole Basco ‘23 on winning third place in this month’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “girl...
01/26/2021

Congratulations to Cole Basco ‘23 on winning third place in this month’s visual arts contest with his piece titled “girl. robot.”

Hello Broncos! The new BLAM contests are calling artists to portray something chaotic, and writers to review a recent me...
12/08/2020

Hello Broncos! The new BLAM contests are calling artists to portray something chaotic, and writers to review a recent meal. Submissions due January 5th!

Congratulations to our winners for the November Writing Contest!            1st Place: “But Why?” By Jason Kelly ‘212nd ...
12/01/2020

Congratulations to our winners for the November Writing Contest! 1st Place: “But Why?” By Jason Kelly ‘21
2nd Place: “The Basics” by Diego Acevedo ‘21
3rd Place: “Nothing But Yellow” by Andres Valdes ‘22
Check out the full pieces at https://brophyblam.tumblr.com/

Congratulations to James Footit '21 on winning first place in this month’s visual arts contest with his incredible piece...
11/25/2020

Congratulations to James Footit '21 on winning first place in this month’s visual arts contest with his incredible piece titled "A Bumpy Ride"!

Congratulations to Ben Gilligan '22 on winning second place in this month’s visual arts contest with his piece titled "B...
11/25/2020

Congratulations to Ben Gilligan '22 on winning second place in this month’s visual arts contest with his piece titled "Bloody + Nun"!

Congratulations to Benjamin Aguilar '21 on winning third place in this month’s visual arts contest with his lifelike dra...
11/25/2020

Congratulations to Benjamin Aguilar '21 on winning third place in this month’s visual arts contest with his lifelike drawing titled “Steel Repose”!

🏆Here they are! The new BLAM contests of November! For this contest, we are asking writers to write using stream of cons...
11/13/2020

🏆Here they are! The new BLAM contests of November! For this contest, we are asking writers to write using stream of consciousness, and we’re calling artists to combine two nouns into one composition. Submissions due November 23rd!

Congratulations to Cole Basco '23 on winning first place in this month’s visual arts contest with his emotional piece, t...
11/02/2020

Congratulations to Cole Basco '23 on winning first place in this month’s visual arts contest with his emotional piece, titled "Mamba Out but Never Forgotten"!

Congratulations to Jason Vega '21 on winning second place in this month’s visual arts contest with his hand-drawn, abstr...
11/02/2020

Congratulations to Jason Vega '21 on winning second place in this month’s visual arts contest with his hand-drawn, abstract piece titled "The Neck"!

Congratulations to Mark Rossbach '21 on winning third place in this month’s visual arts contest with his photography pie...
11/02/2020

Congratulations to Mark Rossbach '21 on winning third place in this month’s visual arts contest with his photography piece titled "Assassinated"!

BLAM 2020 On the Rise debuts today online. https://sites.google.com/brophyprep.org/blam
05/04/2020

BLAM 2020 On the Rise debuts today online. https://sites.google.com/brophyprep.org/blam

An important aspect of our theme is that BLAM itself was born from nothing. Twelve years later, BLAM is now an efficiently-run publication with prestigious awards, and the ability to adapt, even in circumstances as dire as the pandemic that is COVID-19. BLAM itself exemplifies what it means to be .....

BLAM 2020 On the Rise teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gRtOonTZTQ
04/30/2020

BLAM 2020 On the Rise teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gRtOonTZTQ

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the staff of Brophy Literary and Arts Magazine has been working remotely to bring you their twelfth edition, On The Rise, ...

BLAM 2020 On the Rise debuts on Monday, May 4.
04/30/2020

BLAM 2020 On the Rise debuts on Monday, May 4.

04/30/2020
BLAM Serramenti (2019) is here! Thank you to all of our writers and artists who contributed to making this magazine poss...
05/13/2019

BLAM Serramenti (2019) is here! Thank you to all of our writers and artists who contributed to making this magazine possible, especially Arnold Dates ’20, whose name was accidentally omitted in the publication as a co-author of the poem “The Wright Brothers” on page 74. Here is the corrected version. @ Brophy College Preparatory

BLAM Serramenti (2019) is available today in Brophy English classes. 21 poems, 9 prose pieces, 19 fine artworks, 23 phot...
05/09/2019

BLAM Serramenti (2019) is available today in Brophy English classes. 21 poems, 9 prose pieces, 19 fine artworks, 23 photographs, and 4 features. “Serramenti” is an architectural term that means "doors and windows" in Italian.

Our first-ever NSPA Pacemaker nomination! BLAM X (2018). Editor-in-Chief Graham Armknecht ’18.
03/14/2019

Our first-ever NSPA Pacemaker nomination! BLAM X (2018). Editor-in-Chief Graham Armknecht ’18.

Final BLAM art contest of the year: Create a piece of art that represents health and the human body and/or mind to you. ...
03/02/2019

Final BLAM art contest of the year: Create a piece of art that represents health and the human body and/or mind to you. Due Friday.

Final BLAM writing contest of the year: Step into the shoes of someone with a health challenge, and write a first person...
03/02/2019

Final BLAM writing contest of the year: Step into the shoes of someone with a health challenge, and write a first person narrative. Due Friday.

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