Esencia is a student-produced literary magazine. The class runs like a digital publishing company divided into departments with different duties, schedules, and deadlines. Students in this mastery get a taste of what it is like to work in the real world as a creative writer, editor, publisher, photographer, or graphic designer. Students go on field trips, host guest speakers, and learn from professionals. They also develop a unique bond through collaboration and teamwork. They have weekly staff meetings, celebrate staff birthdays, and work together to complete projects. Conchita Literary Magazine is the springboard for igniting the desire to follow careers in professional writing and art.