The Mini-Marque is the middle school literary magazine, inspired by upper school lit magazine, The Marque. The purpose of this publication is to allow self-expression while also showcasing the work of our Middle School Marksmen. This publication requires a great deal of scholar responsibility and accountability. It encourages independence and provides critical real-world connections. Throughout the production process, we strive to cultivate the skills of writing for varied audiences and purposes, creativity, collaboration, organization, layout design, advertising, publication, and evaluation. The Mini-Marque is submitted for evaluation to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.