FUSE's Journal Directory is a list of university literary journals, displayed alphabetically by institution and organized by category. Categories are defined by the range of writers published in that journal. Use your browser's "Find" feature to locate a school or to locate different categories of journals. For example, enter "national journal for undergraduate writers" to see journals where any undergraduate may submit work. (Entries are also color-coded below by category.)
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Abilene Christian University
The Shinnery Review - Campus Journal
“The Shinnery Review is a student-led art and literary magazine showcasing student work at Abilene Christian University. Now in its 28th year of publication, The Shinnery has been entered in statewide competitions and contests. Every year from the 1st of November, we accept submissions of all kinds from all students, regardless of major or discipline. The magazine is designed by ACU students and published in late April at the Black Tulip event.”
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Pegasus Literary Magazine - Community Journal
"Pegasus, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's award-winning literary magazine, is now in its forty-first year of publication. Featuring works by Georgia high school, college, and university students; ABAC staff, faculty, and alumni; and selected outside contributors, Pegasus is a regionally-renowned magazine dedicated to publishing art/photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry."
Oxcart - Campus Journal
“Adrian College’s student-run literary magazine, Oxcart, is published yearly with sponsorship from the Adrian College English Department. They accept the most unique and creative work their students have to offer.”
Agnes Scott College
Aurora - Campus Journal
“Aurora is Agnes Scott’s student-produced art and literary magazine, featuring works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art from currently enrolled undergraduate students in the southeast.
The magazine only exists in print format and is published once a year every spring.”
Albion Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“The Albion Review is a national literary journal based out of Albion College in Michigan. Published annually since 2004, The Review features works of short fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art. The Review strives to showcase the work of emerging undergraduate talents.”
Allegheny Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“The Allegheny Review, now entering its 34th year of publication, is one of America’s few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork. Published annually, the periodical showcases some of the best literature the nation’s undergraduates have to offer.”
Folio - Any Writer
“Folio is a nationally recognized literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors.”
Antioch University, Los Angeles
Two Hawks Quarterly - Any Writer
“Two Hawks Quarterly (THQ) was begun in 2007 by a bold and talented group of creative writing students in the BA Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Within a few years, the journal was attracting and publishing work from writers all over the world. Students continue to provide the life’s blood for THQ, which has become a formal endeavor of Antioch University’s creative writing concentration. Now published digitally twice a year, Two Hawks Quarterly remains dedicated to publishing exquisitely crafted fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and works that defy easy genre categorization which we call Genre X.”
Antioch University, New England
Whole Terrain - Any Writer
“Whole Terrain, Antioch University New England’s nationally acclaimed journal of reflective environmental practice, is dedicated to the experience of those who have chosen the environment as the basis of their work. Whole Terrain cultivates reflective thought and mindful awareness in an effort to create a balance between humanity and the Earth. It is a place where new and established writers and artists come together with environmental professionals, students and faculty from around the world to examine such diverse themes as Serious Play, Risk, ((r)e)volution, and Net Works. Former Whole Terrain contributors include Kathleen Dean Moore, John Elder, Terry Tempest Williams, and Gary Nabhan, to name just a few.”
Appalachian State University
The Peel - Campus Journal
“The Peel Literature and Arts Review has been committed to cultivating a creative outlet for artists at Appalachian State University for ten years—ten years of dedicated staff, gifted students, and partnerships with the amazing communities in Boone. Our publication this year commemorates these ten years with the roman numeral X. Each X represents the ten past publications, and they also symbolize the next ten years that The Peel will continue to work with the innovative campus of Appalachian State to help build a foundation for the arts in our community.”
Arapahoe Community College
Progenitor - Any Writer
“You may submit original, unpublished work in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel excerpts, and screenplay excerpts. We also accept original unpublished art, photography, and high-quality images of three-dimensional art.”
Arizona State University
Canyon Voices - Community Journal
"Canyon Voices is an online literary magazine that features the works of emerging writers and artists. Founded in spring 2010, Canyon Voices is supported by students and faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at ASU’s New College. Accepting writing and artwork from undergraduates, graduates, faculty and the community, Canyon Voices seeks to publish works that engender thought and enrich the discourse around language, style, culture and gender."
Superstition Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. Founded by Patricia Colleen Murphy in 2008, the mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry."
Thoreau’s Rooster - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“This publication is inspired by Thoreau’s metaphorical rooster, modeling an attitude to which young writers must subscribe if they are going to dare to put their work out there in the world. That work need not be about nature, but it does need to operate out of the creative nonfiction genre, blending personal storytelling and scene-setting with an underlying psychological and/or thematic progression.”
The Circle - Campus Journal
“The Auburn Circle is Auburn University’s student run literary magazine. Published once each semester, the Circle features student created work, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography, graphic design, and more.”
Murphy Square - Campus Journal
“Augsburg College has had a literary journal since 1929; however, it was always published under different names. The journal was named Murphy Square in 1975 and it is still currently Augsburg College’s only literary and visual arts journal. Submissions are solicited from the entire Augsburg community late in the fall and published in a professional-quality journal during the spring semester. Murphy Square is a commissioned student organization, entirely led and run by Augsburg students.”
Sand Hills - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Sand Hills, Augusta University’s premiere literary magazine, has been committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual art since 1973. Formerly a student-only publication, Sand Hills has featured work by award-winning authors and alumnae Louise Shivers and Judith Ortiz Cofer. More recently, our contributors have also published in The Oxford American, Seventeen, and Playboy.”
Saga - Campus Journal
“SAGA is Augustana’s art and literary magazine. This is where Augie’s creative writers showcase their accomplishments to the campus community. Published twice yearly, the magazine accepts student submissions of poetry, fiction, and artwork, including drawings, paintings, and photography.”
Austin Peay State University
Red Mud Review - Community Journal
“The Red Mud Review is a student-organized literary magazine published by Austin Peay State University. The journal accepts poetry, fiction, essays, drama, and visual art by students currently enrolled in any university around the nation. Alumni of Austin Peay State University and other community members are also encouraged to submit.”
Ember - Campus Journal
“A Magazine For and By the Students of Averett University."
Ball State University
The Broken Plate - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“The Broken Plate is a nationally distributed literary magazine produced by Ball State University undergraduates. The magazine features poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, one-act plays, art and photography, book reviews, and interviews.”
Encounters - Campus Journal
“Encounters Magazine, Baruch’s first literary journal, has had a history with the College for over 10 years. The magazine, which is now published once a semester, is a journal of original poetry, short stories and essays submitted by Baruch students.”
Echoes - Community Journal
“Founded in 2006, Echoes is Barnard College’s only literary and visual arts magazine. Its aim is to reflect the voices of the Barnard community by creating a space for free expression and celebration of dissent. Echoes Literary and Visual Arts Magazine hopes to build community with aspiring artists and writers on Barnard’s campus through its semesterly publication and campus events. As a publication committed to representing the depth of our audiences’ experiences, we subscribe to a creed of intersectional feminism, recognizing the changing meanings of gender and their relations to race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and other identities. We hope to create a community where all Barnard students feel able to express themselves through their creativity.”
The Brogue - Campus Journal
“The Brogue is the fine arts journal of Belhaven University, published annually by the Creative Writing Department. Members of the Brogue editorial staff and contributors to the journal include representatives from many areas of the arts at Belhaven: creative writing, theater, visual art, graphic design, music, and dance.”
Belmont Literary Journal - Campus Journal
“The Belmont Literary Journal is a student-run publication edited by and featuring the work of current Belmont University students. Founded in 1980 as a print-journal, the BLJ became an publication in 2014. Our goal is to encourage, discover, and share the work of both the undergraduate and graduate students of Belmont University with the larger literary community.”
Belmont Story Review - Any Writer
"Belmont Story Review is a national magazine of literary arts, faith and culture. Established in 2016, the magazine aims to surprise and delight readers through an eclectic mix of storytelling which includes fiction, personal essay, and poetry at the intersection of faith and culture."
Beloit Fiction Journal - Any Writer
“The Beloit Fiction Journal publishes the best in contemporary short fiction. Traditional and experimental narratives find a home in our pages. We publish new writers alongside established writers. Our fiction-only format allows us to consider very long as well as very short stories. We occasionally publish excerpts.”
The Bennington Review - Any Writer
"The Bennington Review is a national biannual print journal of innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing, housed at Bennington College.
We intend to reinforce the value of the bound print journal as an intimate, curated cultural space in which a reader can encounter and experience new work with a degree of immersion not wholly possible through other media. We hope to bring together writing that is as playful as it is probing, that simultaneously makes lasting intellectual and emotional connections with a reader. Bennington Review aims to contribute distinctive style and substance to the national literary conversation through publishing sharp, unexpected, original poetry and prose from a geographically broad and culturally rich spectrum of prominent, up-and-coming, and new voices."
Silo - Campus Journal
"Silo has been Bennington College's student-run literary and arts magazine since 1942. We seek to curate and publish a selection of work made by Bennington students in all disciplines to accurately represent the current work that is being made. We publish online twice a year, and produce an annual print edition. Throughout each term, we host a variety of events to highlight students' work such as poetry room readings, writing workshops, and our end of the year outdoor release party."
Ramifications - Campus Journal
“Imagine a group of students, passionate about aesthetics in written and visual art. Then imagine this group of opinionated students sifting through submissions and choosing the best representative spectrum of Berry student work for all of your peers to see. If you can imagine this then you have just envisioned the staff of Ramifications, the art and literary magazine of Berry College. Can’t you picture yourself as part of this staff? The magazine receives submissions from students of all majors in the categories of poetry, fiction, essays, creative non-fiction and all types of visual art. Ramifications allows for the Berry creative community to showcase its labor.”
Ellipsis - Campus Journal
“Ellipsis Literary Magazine is the only official undergraduate literary magazine on campus. We accept submissions of prose, poetry, art and photography. We encourage submissions from students of all majors and ages!”
The Stylus - Campus Journal
“Founded in 1882, The Stylus is Boston College’s foremost undergraduate literary and art magazine, as well as its oldest club. It is also one of the oldest literary magazines in the United States.
Stylus publishes at the end of each Fall and Spring semester.”
Bowdoin College (in conjunction with Yale University and University of Iowa)
The Foundationalist - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"The Foundationalist is an intercollegiate literary magazine fully staffed by undergraduate editorial boards at three branches across the United States: Bowdoin College, Yale University, and The University of Iowa. Our aim is to showcase works that accurately represented the diversity of thought and innovation of undergraduates across the world. These works move beyond an understanding of the genre and instead, challenge or build upon it. In addition to publishing outstanding writing, we provide an inclusive space for members to be trained in editorial adjudication, decision-making, and a love for reading."
Bowling Green State University
“Prairie Margins is the national undergraduate literary magazine at Bowling Green State University. Publishing writers since 1963, the magazine promotes undergraduate writing nationwide by providing a venue through which talented newcomers to the art of writing can be introduced to a wide audience every year with a print issue. Prairie Margins accepts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and photography.”
The Mid American Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"The Mid-American Review seeks to publish works of fine literary art from a diverse body of artists. We are on the lookout for work that has the power to move and astonish us while displaying the highest level of craft. We dedicate ourselves to encouraging, nurturing, teaching, and learning from the writers we meet through careful consideration of their work and meaningful dialogue. The writers in each issue shall include both well established poets and authors and brand new voices.Because the acts of writing and reading force people to slow down and examine the world and their part in it, MAR is in a position to foster peace and understanding and to make a positive difference, and we fully embrace the challenge of making the world a better place through literature. We are dedicated to finding new audiences for contemporary writing and to building the audience for our journal, while also providing an outlet for professional development and personal growth among staff members."
Broadside - Campus Journal
“Broadside is Bradley University’s literary arts journal. Each year we publish a 100+ page journal showcasing creative work by Bradley students. We publish written work (poetry, fiction, plays, screenplays, creative non-fiction) and visual artwork (photos, paintings, drawings etc.). The Broadside Journal is published in the spring and is free to Bradley students. Broadside also publishes ‘Broadsheets,’ 11×17 inch posters, three times during each school year that display student writing and art around campus. Any current student may submit work to be considered for publication. Please read our submission guidelines to learn how.”
P’an Ku - Campus Journal
“P’an Ku is the Broward College student literary & arts magazine. P’an Ku strives to promote and encourage the creative efforts of BC students in the literary and visual arts. It also serves as a training ground for students interested in careers in editing, publishing, graphic design, advertising, filmmaking, and other aspects of the collaborative creative process.”
The Round - Community Journal
“The Round is a journal of literary and visual arts based at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Published biannually, The Round accepts submissions in all mediums and from all sources, inside and outside the Brown community."
SOMOS - Campus Journal
“SOMOS Latino Literary Magazine was established in the 1990s by a group of students who, like us, share the vision of creating a medium that would bring the gaps between communities that share the Latino experience. Unfortunately, for a short time, SOMOS was discontinued; nevertheless, with the support and dedication of the community we were able to revive this Latino presence.”
West Branch - Campus Journal
"West Branch is a thrice-yearly magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews."
confetti head - Campus Journal
"confetti head is dedicated to making Bucknell University a more creatively conscious space through the sharing of literary and visual arts. We publish student fiction, poetry, nonfiction and other works of visual art. Our work is rooted in the belief that language plays an essential role in creating and sustaining a rich culture on campus . Our mission is to create a sense of community and camaraderie among all the student writers, readers and artists."
Woodcrest - Campus Journal
“Woodcrest is a selective literary and arts publication project dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary talents of the Cabrini University community through poetry, screenplay, fiction and non-fiction writing, art, and photography.”
California Baptist University
The Dazed Starling - Community Journal
"Founded in 2014, The Dazed Starling is a student-edited literary journal that features poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction submitted by California Baptist University students and recent graduates. Our mission is to demonstrate the diversity of human imagination and provide enjoyment for our readers. Submissions are accepted from every major, genre, and walk of life to open the doors to new experiences. It is published in the spring of each year. Its name is a reference to Richard Wilbur’s 'The Writer.'"
California Institute of Technology
Totem - Community Journal
“Totem, Caltech’s literary and visual arts magazine, is an annual publication that consists of poems, essays, short stories, photography, drawings, and other artwork submitted by the Caltech community. Students on staff volunteer their time to collect and showcase these pieces.”
California Lutheran University
Morning Glory - Community Journal
“Since its creation in 1971 by Dr. Jack Ledbetter, the Morning Glory has continued the tradition of showcasing the best creative endeavors of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of California Lutheran University.
The staffs have diligently judged the anonymous entries each year and then carefully coordinated each literary piece with the artwork to produce this award winning magazine. In 2001, we included for the first time original musical compositions celebrating the innovative and artistic spirit of the university community in its literary, visual, and musical expressions.”
California State University, Chico
Watershed Review - Any Writer
"Our mission is to publish literature and visual art illustrating diversity in thought and experience, capturing the crucial narratives and images of our current cultural moment, as well as awareness of the shifting edges of genre. We aim to create a multifaceted gathering of voices, including all identities of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region. Two times a year, we aim to publish both known and emerging authors side-by-side, featuring poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and art"
California State University, East Bay
Occam's Razor- Community Journal
“This annual spring publication features award-winning works in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and the visual arts by Cal State East Bay students and recent alumni. Published by the CSUEB English Department, this issue contains the best entries of the Helen DeClercq Poetry Contest, the Donald Markos Poetry Contest, the Robert V. Williams Fiction Contest, and the English Department’s Creative Nonfiction and Flash Contests. Occam’s Razor was launched in 1989 by Donald Markos, English professor at CSUEB from 1966 – 1999, to showcase students’ works in creative writing and the arts.”
California State University, Fullerton
Dash Literary Journal - Any Writer
“First published in 2008, DASH publishes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, micro literary criticism, hybrid texts, and artwork by authors and artists of all levels of experience, from first-time submitters through well-published creators.”
California State University, Los Angeles
Statement - Campus Journal
“At its most basic level, Statement Magazine is a decades-old award-winning institution here at CalState L.A. that gathers and publishes students’ creative works, which include poems, fictional short stories, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography. However, it is our philosophy that CalState L.A. is not just a commuter school for students to earn a degree. Rather, our university thrives as a central hub for diverse populations and personalities to interweave and grow together; we form communities with our lives and networks with our minds.”
California State University, Northridge
Northridge Review - Campus Journal
“The Northridge Review is a literary & arts journal of the present, produced by students in the creative writing program at California State University, Northridge. Founded in 1962 as a campus publication of student work, The Northridge Reviewpublishes prose, poetry, drama, art, and hybrid texts from across all disciplines that test the boundaries of form, content, and genre by exploring the current literary and cultural climate in thoughtful and challenging ways.”
California State University, Sacramento
Calaveras Station Literary Journal - Campus Journal
“Calaveras Station is the literary journal for Sacramento State, where selected student writings are published in the areas of short fiction, creative nonfiction, critical analysis, and poetry.
Calaveras Station Literary Journal provides publication opportunities for all currently enrolled students writing short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoir.”
California State University, San Bernardo
The Pacific Review - Community Journal
“The Pacific Review is the main campus literary magazine of California State University San Bernardino. We’re looking for challenging fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from CSUSB students and alumni, in a word, rtf, or pdf document. Our goal is to bear witness and to celebrate our diverse, resilient region, voices from the Inland Empire, the High Desert, Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, the mountains, the deserts, the cities, our lives!”
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Against the Grain - Campus Journal
"Against the Grain (ATG) is an annual publication of students' personal writings. In its pages you'll find literary works, such as short stories and poems that reflect the unique and diverse experiences of CCSJ students."
The Quadrangle - Campus Journal
“The Quadrangle is the college’s student-edited literary and visual arts magazine. It publishes annually in the spring semester works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, photography, artwork, essays, interviews, song lyrics, and short plays.”
The ReCap - Campus Journal
“ReCap is Capital University’s literary arts magazine. We publish poetry, prose, photography, and visual arts. Our staff is composed of well-qualified writers and artists who carefully choose each entry.”
The Oakland Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“The Oakland Review is Carnegie Mellon University’s premier literary-arts journal. Since 1973, the publication has featured works of poetry, prose, and art, all reviewed and selected by an undergraduate editorial board. The Oakland Review is published annually and welcomes submissions from writers and artists of all backgrounds.
Run entirely by undergraduate students, with faculty advisor assistant professor of English Lauren Shapiro, The Oakland Review accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and artwork. It has been recognized nationally by the Associated Writing Programs, placing as a finalist in their Undergraduate Journal competition.”
Centrique - Campus Journal
“Centrique is Carthage’s art and literature magazine. We publish a yearly magazine of student work. The top works in the written and visual art categories receive monetary prizes.”
Cedar Crest College
Pitch - Campus Journal
“Pitch: A Journal of Arts and Literature is an online publication that accepts submissions of original creative work by current Cedar Crest College students in the categories of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, scriptwriting, photography, art and digital art, video production, audio, and other creative new media works, and choreography.”
Onyx - Campus Journal
"Onyx is a compilation of the winning pieces from three categories: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Preterite, Cedar Crest College’s literary club, hosts an annual writing contest each year. This contest is one way to inspire and recognize the creativity and talent that thrives in the students of Cedar Crest College. The contest is open to the entire student body, and it is judged by a combination of faculty members and students from a range of disciplines. The cover photo was also chosen through a contest this year."
Centenary University of Louisiana
Pandora - Community Journal
"Pandora is Centenary College of Louisiana’s Art and Literary Magazine, featuring the creative works of current students and alumni."
Central Washington University
Manastash - Campus Journal
“Our literary magazine was started in 1989 by Joseph Powell and Shannon Hopkins, a graduate student at the time and now an instructor at Yakima Valley Community College. Our first issue came out in 1990, and an annual collection of student literature has been published ever since. An archive of all past issues can be found in Central’s library. We have published poems, short stories, critical essays, and creative non-fiction. Early editions contained pictures of art work by Central students, and one of the pieces was usually chosen for the cover.”
Vantage Point - Campus Journal
“Vantage Point is a biannual literary magazine featuring the best poetry, prose, and photography by the undergrad students of Centre College. There are normally only about 300 copies printed of each issue, which makes this magazine a limited printing. From the writing to the editing process, it’s a completely student driven magazine. The magazine started in 1967 and has been running strong ever since.”
Calliope - Community Journal
“Calliope Art & Literary Magazine is a student-run art and literary publication dedicated to showcasing the talent of the Chapman University community.”
Minor Bird - Campus Journal
“The Minor Bird is Chatham’s Undergraduate Literary Magazine. We are a student-led, student-driven organization that is focused on creating a space for the creative and critical writers and artists on campus to display their work.”
The Fourth River - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"The Fourth River is the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. We welcome submissions of creative writing that explore the relationship between humans and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. We are looking for writing that is richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity–or that reflects upon or makes use of landscape and place in new ways."
Clackamas Community College
Clackamas Literary Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Clackamas Literary Review is a national literary arts magazine that has been publishing poetry, prose, and possibility texts since 1997. We are a faculty-supported, student-run publication, whose editorial and production home resides in the English Department at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, OR.”
Colere - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Colere is a literary journal that publishes works of fiction, essays, poetry, and artwork dealing with culture and cross-cultural experience. It is published and edited by students of Coe College and is sponsored by the Coe Writing Center.”
The Pearl - Campus Journal
"A journal of prose, poetry, and art by Coe students, published and edited annually by students of Coe College. Copies are available in the CWC."
Colby Sawyer College
Chargeusse - Campus Journal (on hiatus)
“…devoted to promoting the reading, writing, and experiencing of poetry and fiction.
As students of literature and creative writing, we constantly grapple with a question:
What is it that we pay tribute to when we write? We believe that art deepens our relationship with the reality by opening up the space between life and mystery; and by awakening the sense of wonder and awe. Poetry is wild and spastic, spontaneous and rejuvenating, painful and tiresome; poetry is pieces of the soul shown and heard through language of experience. Poetry enters into the places in the heart of which we did not even know or which did not yet exist. Hence, we wish to promote what makes us wonder – do you wonder too?”
College of New Jersey
The Lion’s Eye - Campus Journal
“The Lion’s Eye is The College of New Jersey’s student-run literary magazine. Our purpose is to publish one issue per semester showcasing student artwork, photography, poetry, prose, and more.”
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Studio One - Any Writer
“Founded in 1976, Studio One is the literary and visual arts journal published each spring by the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. The journal–from submissions collection and editing to design and distribution–is run entirely by undergraduate students.”
The College of Wooster
The Goliard - Campus Journal
“The Goliard is a student run literary magazine on the College of Wooster Campus. We receive all of our submissions from current students and these submissions are peer reviewed by members of our staff. At the end of each year, we publish a magazine and sell it to the student body. In the magazine we publish prose, poetry, prosetry, art, music, a one act play, and any other type of writing that you can think of. We are also trying to expand the types of literature and art that we put in the magazine, so if you’re not sure we accept what you want to submit, send it anyway! We would be happy to look at it.”
Colorado Mesa University
The Literary Review - Campus Journal
“The Literary Review is the student edited and managed in-house magazine, featuring the best of Colorado Mesa students’ writing.”
Columbia College, Chicago
Columbia Poetry Review - Any Writer
“Published annually by Columbia College Chicago’s English & Creative Writing Department, Columbia Poetry Review is a student-edited, nationally distributed literary journal.”
Hotel Amerika - Any Writer
“Launched in 2002, Hotel Amerika is already firmly established as an exciting venue for both well-known and emerging writers. We publish exceptional writing in all its forms, so it’s not uncommon to find traditional work alongside the experimental. We strive to house in our pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available. Work with a quirky, unconventional edge—either in form or content—is often favored by our editors. Hotel Amerika is an eclectic journal that attracts an equally eclectic audience.”
Quarto - Campus Journal
“Quarto is the official undergraduate literary magazine of Columbia University’s Creative Writing Department. It is a student-run magazine that publishes the best of Columbia’s undergraduate writers from all four of Columbia’s undergraduate colleges. Quarto is dedicated to innovation—to finding fresh voices and exploring new opportunities to recognize writers—all in the effort to keep up with the ever-changing literary landscape on campus. Quarto is committed to uplifting marginalized voices and representing a diverse community of writers and artists.”
AfterWork - Campus Journal
“AfterWork, Concordia’s student-operated literary magazine, is often the first venue in which fledgling writers have their work published. Published every spring, AfterWork is a literary review of fiction, poetry, essays and art works. A student editor and his or her staff of literary and art editors solicit manuscripts and artwork from the student body; selections for publication are chosen anonymously on their merits.”
Rainy Day - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Rainy Day is the longest-running literary magazine on the Cornell University campus. Published biannually, Rainy Day presents the finest student literary works from undergraduates across the country. Our staff is a cooperative group of editors who critique work through interactive meetings. Staff members come from a myriad of backgrounds: Economics, Biology, Philosophy, English, Psychology, Chemistry, and other majors.”
Hobart Park - Community Journal
“Hobart Park is Davidson College’s oldest extant literary publication. The purpose of Hobart Park is to showcase student, alumni, faculty and staff talent in the literary and visual arts, and it presents an opportunity for students to gain writing, editing, and layout experience. As Davidson’s oldest literary journal, Hobart Park was founded with the mission to be like other prominent literary journals, selecting the year’s most exciting student, faculty, staff, community member, and alumni work. Our review board reads submissions anonymously so that the decisions are based entirely on the quality of the work.”
Libertas - Campus Journal
“Published biweekly, the student-produced arts and literary magazine accepts submissions in creative nonfiction, short stories, poetry, and art.”
Exile- Campus Journal
“Exile is a student literary journal that provides an opportunity for future poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers to publish their creative work in an undergraduate forum. For some students, Exile represents their only chance at publication, their only chance to have an audience. For others, Exile represents the beginning of their writing career. The title of this magazine was suggested by the concluding phrase in ‘The Rest’ by Ezra Pound.”
A Midwestern Review - Campus Journal
“A Midwestern Review started in 1988. We strive to feature the best works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography by students attending DePauw University. This review, and website, is produced entirely by students. We aim to give artistic expression to the students of our great school.”
The Dickinson Review - Community Journal
“The Dickinson Review, published by the Belles Lettres Society (est. 1786), is an annual journal published each spring that is edited, designed, and managed by students. It publishes selected prose, poetry, and art by Dickinson students, faculty, and staff.”
Periphery - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Periphery Literary Journal showcases the best in undergrad poetry, short fiction, photography, art, and anything in between. For fifty-five years we have prided ourselves on consistently achieving a high level of quality for an undergrad literary journal, while having the great privilege to be able to publish talented authors and artists. Periphery is a annual literary journal accepting submissions from undergraduate students from across the United States, but are happy to be able to publish undergraduate work from across the globe.”
Maya - Campus Journal
“Maya Literary Magazine is Drexel University’s premier publication for undergraduate literature and artwork, a medium through which writing, art, and photography collide and enhance the flavors of one another. Since its founding Maya has striven to showcase, appreciate, and provide a creative outlet in a sea of technical and scholastic writing. However, we aren’t just bookworms and hermits fighting about the use of semicolons. We bake cupcakes. And breathe fire.”
Currents - Campus Journal
“Currents is a Drury student-produced literary magazine that cycles new issues around campus twice a year. Sometimes Currents has a theme, and sometimes it doesn’t. If you are human and have a small splotch of creativity and are a Drury student, you should submit. The Currents staff continually accepts submissions of fiction, non-fiction, essay/review, interview, poetry, comics, art, and photography. New issues can be found in random buildings around campus and are always free to students, faculty, and staff. Created in the pre-Gutenburg Age (OK, pre-Facebook Age) by Drury student Eric Ferguson, Currents has transformed from a “punk” idea to a widespread and subversive forum for creativity. Eric envisioned irreverence and free-form, but never did he imagine that the publication would persist and grow to circulate over 200 copies an issue.”
“Established in 1887, The Archive is one of the oldest continuously published literary magazines in the United States and the oldest student publication at Duke University. The primary focus of the biannual magazine is the publication of student poetry and short fiction. Each edition also showcases photography and artwork.”
“Created to showcase the creative works of students, faculty, and alumni, :Lexicon is Duquesne University’s journal of arts and literature. Since 2005, this student-run publication has been home to the poetry, prose, and visual art of our campus community. :Lexicon further celebrates the creative presence on Duquesne’s campus through its annual art show and open mic nights throughout the academic year.”
East Carolina University
“The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) is produced at East Carolina University and published and distributed by the University of North Carolina Press. Inspired by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association to be a companion to the North Carolina Historical Review, NCLR publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by and interviews with North Carolina writers and articles and essays about North Carolina writers and the rich literary history and culture of the Old North State.”
Eastern Kentucky University
“Aurora is a longstanding tradition at Eastern Kentucky University that we hope to promote. Aurora hasn’t always been Aurora; it began in 1935 as a small paperback magazine titled Belles Lettres. Under the editing of Robert H. Rankin, and sponsorship of Roy B. Clark, Belles Lettres survived until 1969 when the title was changed to Aurora. The format and ideas remained the same, and the print edition continued through 2012…
The creation of the online version of Aurora magazine is merely an adaptation which will carry into the hands and minds of generations to come. The online edition of Aurora was first designed and published in 2003 by an editing class co-taught by Gaby Bedetti and Chris Daniel. It was, and remains, a vision of the students to produce a contemporary, user-friendly website with cutting-edge, original prose that demonstrates the creative ability of the students here at EKU.”
Eastern Oregon University
“Oregon East is a student-run art and literary magazine. The magazine is published annually, and displays work from students of Eastern Oregon University.”
“If you are curious about the arts at Eckerd College, our annual journal is likely the best place to start exploring our community of writers and artists. As students, we know that the work in our pages represents not just the individual talent at Eckerd but also the collaborative spirit of our artistic endeavors. Workshops and intense discussions late into the morning, the tight bond of artists sharing studio space, and the free critique of colleagues’ work: these are the ideals and characteristics of the Eckerd community.
Faculty, alumni, staff, ASPEC and OLLI colleagues all know this. That is why their work also appears in our pages. Once a developing craftsperson encounters the free exchange of ideas that we have grown to value above all else, he or she continues to support and participate in that exchange, often for his or her whole life. As a publication, Eckerd Review always has and always will rely on that intellectual generosity.”
“Colonnades is the annual literary and art journal of Elon University. Colonnades features works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art that speak volumes of beauty, inspiration, and truth to their audience. Each issue of Colonnades also features a theme that highlights the overarching conversation of the pieces within that issue.
Colonnades first came off the press in 1937. Since then, Colonnades has had 77 years of excellence, with consistent praise for its professional delivery of the finest creative efforts the university as to offer, as well as for its relevance outside of the creative writing community at Elon University.”
“The Emerson Review is an annual literary publication that is produced by undergraduate students at Emerson College. Our staff is a mix of students of all ages and majors who are dedicated to putting together a publication of the highest quality.”
Emporia State University
A student-run literary organization
One of ESU’s oldest clubs open to all ESU students
A publisher of the literary annual Quivira, containing work by ESU student-writers
A sponsor of literary readings open to students and the public
A promoter of literary awareness on campus and in the community”
Fairleigh Dickinson University
“The Literary Review (TLR) publishes the best new fiction, poetry, and prose from a broad community of international writers and translators, both emerging and established, whose commonality is literary quality and urgency of voice and artistic conviction. It is this genuine community of readers, writers, and publishers that distinguishes us. Our editorial standard is to read with an open, discerning mind, and to publish carefully and vigorously. We connect our writers to readers.”
Florida Gulf Coast University
“Mangrove Review is a university sponsored, student-run literary journal featuring poetry, narratives (both fiction and creative non-fiction), and artwork. We accept submissions from students, alumni, FGCU faculty and staff, and the greater FGCU community.”
“Fordham University’s premier, student run literary magazine.”
Francis Marion University
“The Snow Island Review (SIR) is the literary and art journal at Francis Marion University. The Snow Island Review serves as a ‘public forum for student expression,’ under the control of student Editors who gain experience in publishing. It is named for the headquarters of General Francis Marion, the ‘Swamp Fox,’ who in the winter of 1780-1781 led incursions against and then eluded British troops by escaping to his wilderness retreat bounded by the Great Pee Dee River, Lynches River, and Clark Creek. In 1874, Snow Island was named a National Historic Landmark. The Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy is proud to support this journal as a space for free expression.”
Franklin and Marshall College
“Epilogue is a literary magazine that celebrates creative student works, including fiction, poetry, art, and nonfiction.”
FEM&M - Any Writer
FEM&M is a fresh, feminist literary & visual arts magazine, where we unite people and pull apart concepts. You are invited to write, create and take up space through our digital and printed mediums.
Franklin Pierce University
“What does Nevermore have to do with Fiddlestix?
It’s simple. We used to be them. Here’s a little history on Franklin Pierce University’s original student publication.
Fiddlestix Review was revived in 2009 by the Franklin Pierce Writing Club after a ten-year absence. An in-house magazine, Fiddlestix was dedicated to showing the fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, and artistic works of students, faculty, alumni, and staff who had a strong connection to the Franklin Pierce Campus.
In 2010, Nevermore was born from the ashes of Fiddlestix. Under a new name, new editorship, and full of new ideas, Nevermore has moved to a new website, but we’re not forgetting where we came from! We invite you to visit our original publication and view our older issues by clicking on Fiddlestix!”
The Northern New England Review - Community Journal
"The Northern New England Review is a literary journal published by Franklin Pierce University as a creative forum for writers exploring the Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont region. If you live here, lost or found your heart here, or are searching for it among our cedar forests, cold lakes, and rocky coasts, NNER has the poems, short fiction, and creative nonfiction you want to read. NNER is available in the periodicals sections of most public libraries and prisons in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont—more than 250 locations across northern New England. We are a fully inclusive journal and a proud member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Join us as we carve a new path through the literary terrain."
Frostburg State University
“Backbone Mountain Review (BMR) is an annual literary journal that features the work of writers, poets, and playwrights from Western Maryland and the surrounding region.”
“Bittersweet, the campus art and literary magazine, publishes poetry, short fiction, art and photography by Frostburg State University students.”
“#Sustain is the renamed E=(LG)2. Students in ENGL 402 (Editing and Production) edit, layout, provide text and artwork, advertise for submissions and make all publication decisions about #Sustain. Students in ENGL 402 have presented at national conferences and often use the magazine as portfolio submissions for graduate school.”
Georgia College and State University
“Georgia College has its own undergraduate literary and creative arts journal, The Peacock’s Feet. Published annually, the journal showcases GCSU undergraduate students’ talents without costing students a penny. Writing wise, The Peacock’s Feet publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; however, even though it is a literary journal, writing is not the only talent featured. This literary journal also has an art section for those who are visual artists, as well as a SoundCloud account for those who are musicians. This is a great experience for students who are English majors or who want to make a career with their talents, but The Peacock’s Feet is not limited to only English/Art/Music majors. This is an opportunity for students of all majors, and we especially urge the ones who possess these talents but have never gone forth with them publicly.”
Georgia State University
“New South is produced entirely by graduate students in the New South Writing Workshop at Georgia State University. Previously known as The GSU Review, we’ve been publishing new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art since 1975. Works first appearing in New South have been anthologized in Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, Best Small Fictions, New Poetry from the Midwest, and noted in Best American Short Stories and Best of the Net.”
Georgia State University
“Underground is Georgia State University’s very own undergraduate literary journal. Our staff consists entirely of undergraduate students who attend the university’s Atlanta campus. We publish an issue of poetry, prose, and art once every semester. We love (and want) work that is experimental, daring, and a little bit weird. If that sounds like you, then consider submitting your work to us!
We accept submissions from all undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university or college."
The Mercury - Campus Journal
“The Mercury has served as Gettysburg College’s literary magazine since 1899. Published annually, The Mercury seeks to showcase the best of student work in both the literary and visual arts.”
The Gettysburg Review - Any Writer
"The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as JM Holmes, Lydia Conklin, Jessica Hollander, Emily Nemens, Charles Yu, and Ashley Wurzbacher, who was recently named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree."
Preface - Campus Journal
“The Preface is a student-run and reviewed literature and art magazine. Its past includes beautiful and expressive works, name changes, and, at one point, nearly ending completely. With the work of a few dedicated individuals over the decades, Preface has survived as a medium of student expression for Goucher College.”
Grand Valley State University
fishladder - Campus Journal
“Grand Valley State University’s student journal of art and writing…
fishladder seeks outstanding, thoughtful, and polished work from creators of all backgrounds and identities. Our mission is to give voice to the student body by providing a home for art created by the unique and diverse students in our campus community.”
The Grinnell Review - Campus Journal
“For over forty years, the Review has provided a space to publish fresh and exciting work by Grinnell students. We are committed to fostering a literary and artistic community at Grinnell by hosting workshops and readings open to all. The Review also coordinates two student-run selection committees, giving students an opportunity to discuss art and literature and become involved in the editorial process.”
RuneStone - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
Runestone is committed to nurturing the next generation of editors and writers. We provide intense mentorship and hands-on experience for student editors across multiple levels of expertise. We publish and promote the nation’s finest undergraduate writers in an online forum that is physically beautiful, and maintains or exceeds the standards of print.
Water~Stone Review - Any Writer
“Water~Stone Review is a literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. The review publishes work in all genres as well as essay/reviews and writers’ interviews. Features include three contests and photography curated by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.”
“The Harvard Advocate, founded in 1866, is the oldest continuously published collegiate literary magazine in the country. Over its long history, it can count T.S. Eliot, Conrad Aiken, and Norman Mailer among its members and e.e. cummings, Jack Kerouac, and Tom Wolfe as contributors to its pages. A quarterly magazine, The Advocate‘s mission is to publish the best art, fiction, poetry, and prose that the Harvard undergraduate community offers.”
Hawai'i Pacific University
“HPU’s student literary magazine features short stories, nonfiction essays, and poetry by undergraduates from all over the university. All selections are chosen and edited by students who enroll in WRI 3391—a course offered each fall term. In addition to giving students a venue for publishing their own creative work, the magazine gives students an opportunity to gain editorial experience.”
“Hawai`i Pacific Review is the literary magazine of Hawai`i Pacific University. It features poetry and prose by authors from Hawai`i, the mainland, and around the world. HPR was started as a print annual in 1987. In 2013, it began to publish exclusively . Pieces from the magazine have earned Best of the Net Awards and Pushcart Prizes. HPR publishes work on a rolling basis. Poems, stories, and essays are posted one piece at a time, several times a month. All contents are archived on the site.”
“The Aonian is Hendrix College’s annual literary magazine; it exclusively publishes student work and is operated by students. The Aonian publishes works of prose, poetry, nonfiction, photography, and visual art. Highly regarded and award winning, the Aonian is one of the best outlets for creativity in Hendrix students.”
Hobart and William Smith College
“Seneca Review, founded in 1970 by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff, is published twice yearly, spring and fall, by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press.
Distributed internationally, the magazine’s emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world.”
“The Hofstra English Society publishes The New FONT, Hofstra’s student literature and art magazine featuring student prose, poetry, plays, essays, illustrations, graphic design, and photography.”
Windmill - Any Writer
"Windmill publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and literary conversations. We feature emerging writers alongside established and strive to publish the voices of the traditionally unheard and underrepresented. Windmill is in search of compelling narrative engaged in language, place, creativity, and meaning. We especially welcome dynamic stories of injustice, inequality, and unrest told in a compelling, compassionate, and conscientious manner."
Holy Family University
"Founded in 1959, Folio seeks to publish the very best from emerging undergraduate writers. Folio stands against hate of all kinds, respecting the sacred individual in every living thing; we seek art that furthers understanding, defies convention, but that acknowledges the histories that led us here, to this moment, too. To this end, we are interested in new voices and new perspectives, especially those from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities. Send us your nascent stars, dear Readers; we cannot wait to bask in their glow!"
Humboldt State University
Toyon - Any Writer
“Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art at Humboldt State University is a student-run platform for voices in written or spoken word and art. Toyon recognizes diversity across disciplines, cultures, and regional boundaries with an emphasis on inclusivity, intersectionality, and multilingualism. Our journal promotes environmental and social justice, both in our content and our practices. We prioritize the use of sustainably sourced paper and toxic-free printing in our pursuit of literary and artistic excellence.”
The Matrix - Any Writer
The Matrix provides a space for the expression of feminist ideas, and the many forms that it comes in. Including but not limited to: poetry, fiction, news, politics and art. The Matrix staff accepts submissions from everyone willing to submit, there is no need to be a student or alumni. The Matrix has also been recognized as one of the top college publications by The Nation magazine, and has loyal readers all over the country.
The Olivetree Review - Campus Journal
“Established in 1983, the Olivetree Review is Hunter College’s student-run undergraduate art and literary journal. The OTR is published every semester, and features art and writing primarily from Hunter undergraduate students. The magazine is distributed for free among the Hunter community.”
Idaho State University
Black Rock & Sage - Campus Journal
“Black Rock & Sage is a journal of creative works published annually through the Department of English and Philosophy of Idaho State University with assistance from the Art and Music Departments. The senior and assistant editors are ISU graduate and undergraduate students with interests in creative writing, professional writing, journalism, and teaching. All artistic contributions, from design to literature to music, have been produced by graduate and undergraduate students in departments from across the university.”
Illinois State University
Euphemism - Any Writer
“Euphemism is a creative arts journal edited and produced by Illinois State University students with interests in publication studies and creative arts. We publish two issues every year, along with special issues. Our goal is to publish all kinds of creative work, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, visual art, experimental sound, spoken word, videos, and original music. We accept submissions from Illinois State University students and other artists around the world.”
Indiana University East
Tributaries - National Journal of Undergraduate Writers
"Tributaries is a student-produced journal of creative work published at Indiana University East that offers invigorating and multifaceted fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and visual art. Our modus operandi is to do two things: showcase the talents of writers and artists whose work feeds into a universal body of creative genius while also paying tribute to the greats who have inspired us."
Indiana Review - Any Writer
"Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. As a biannual literary review, IR considers previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and art. IR is edited and managed by Indiana University graduate students and funded mainly by subscriptions, grants, and partial university support."
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
New Growth Arts Review - Campus Journal
“New Growth Arts Review (NGAR) is a literary and arts magazine run by students of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. NGAR is published yearly and features the prose, poetry, art, and photography of our university’s creative community.”
Iowa State University
“Based out of Iowa State University, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment is an online journal publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that explores the many complicated facets of the word environment – whether rural, urban, or suburban; whether built or wild – and all its social and political implications. We accept submissions from October 1 to May 1 of each year, except for visual art, which we accept year-round.
In addition to publishing issues on a rolling schedule, Flyway sponsors a yearly Sweet Corn Prize in Poetry and Fiction and a Notes from the Field Nonfiction Award. We also welcome submissions from visual artists.
We are interested in work that explores the intersection of human experience and the environment, broadly interpreted: work that focuses on ecology, science and the environmental imagination, certainly, but also work that focuses on place, on natural and built environments, and on the ways that people interact with their environments. We are looking for work that surprises, moves, haunts, or affects the reader in some significant way.
We encourage and welcome submissions from diverse voices and under-represented populations, including — but not limited to — international authors, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities, and the elderly. Authors of all walks of life should feel encouraged to send us stories, poems, essays, and art celebrating the diverse characters and settings all around us.”
John Carroll University
“For a literary journal published only twice a year, The John Carroll Review generates a lot of discussion. Maybe that’s because it’s staffed by students, edited by students, and most important, filled with the poetry, short fiction, essays, and artwork of students.”
Johnson State University
Pamplemousse - Campus Journal
“Pamplemousse, formerly known as The Gihon River Review, published annually, was founded in the fall of 2001 as a production of the BFA program at Nothern Vermont University. Starting in the Fall of 2010, its production became based in a Literary Publishing class offered at the college by the BFA program, conducted by Professors Elizabeth A.I. Powell and Jensen Beach. Pamplemousse publishes high quality, forward thinking, innovative, and well-crafted writing in many genres and styles.”
Green Mountains Review - Any Writer
“Green Mountains Review, based at Northern Vermont University, is an award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers.”
Kansas State University
Touchstone - Community Journal
“Like its namesake, Touchstone Magazine selects the ‘gold’ in literary work by graduate and undergraduate students. Touchstone is Kansas State University’s student-edited literary arts magazine, published annually each Spring by the College of Arts and Sciences with assistance from the KSU Creative Writing Faculty, the KSU Fine Arts Council, and the KSU English Department. In 1975 Touchstone, Kansas State University’s literary magazine, was established to serve as a standard of excellence, presenting the best creative writing from our undergraduates."
Catch - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Published by Knox College, Catch has been an undergraduate magazine for more than 100 years, making it the oldest continuously published literary journal in the country. Catch is entirely run by Knox students, from the submitters to the editors and designers. All content, including layout and design, is original undergraduate student work. Catch is historically a literary magazine, but in our pages your will find all forms of creative writing, as well as film, science, technology, visual art and music—in short, we covet anything (everything) you are generous enough to share with us. We hope to receive and have been privileged to publish creations by and about diverse identities and perspectives, but we are always seeking to broaden our horizons.”
Cellar Door - Community Journal
“A relatively new publication on campus, Cellar Door began in 2006, and issues aim to include not only student work but also that of professors and a well-known writer from the literary world outside of Knox. Kevin Stein, the Poet Laureate of Illinois wrote for the first issue. Hannah Tinti and Michael Martone have lent their words to later issues.”
Quiver - Any Writer
"Quiver began as an online publication focusing on just three genres: children’s literature, humor, and speculative fiction. Quiver is one of the student-run literary magazines on campus that highlights and celebrates genre fiction. Established in 2006 by students and Professor Robin Metz, Quiver began as an online publication it has opened up the magazine for all genres — romance, comedy, drama, and more.
In its original form, Quiver was divided into three zinelets: Diminished Capacities (humor), The Third Level (science fiction), and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (children’s lit). In the interest of expanding the range of genres Quiver publishes, it has since been turned into a single magazine. Quiver ran its first print issue in 2013, and since then, the magazine has published two print issues a year.
Quiver emphasizes the important place genre fiction has both within the Knox literary community and in the larger literary world. Events such as monthly writing gatherings, genre-based professor and author talks, and fun-filled release parties create a space on campus for genre fiction.”
“Edited by students and reviewed by faculty, Pulse Literary Magazine‘s annual publications showcase student’s poetry, fiction, and academic essays.”
“Tropos is a student publication of art, original literature, and creative works of the Lawrence University community. Each piece is selected by the Tropos Literary Review Board, a student organization dedicated to providing a space for the publication of student works.”
Lewis & Clark College
“Published annually, and run entirely by Lewis and Clark students, The Literary Review provides creative writers with a hands-on process — in generating submissions, in working on an editorial board, and in laying out a magazine.”
“Only original, unpublished works from Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are eligible for this competition in the categories of writing and art.”
Lock Haven University
“The Crucible is Lock Haven University’s literary/arts journal. A variety of original student work can be found in the annual publication, and every student is encouraged to contribute.”
Catfish Creek - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Catfish Creek, the national undergraduate literary journal of Loras College, is intended as a showcase for undergraduate writers from across the country and around the world. We welcome submissions of fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction.”
The Limestone Review - Campus Journal
“Loras College has a rich tradition of literary/scholarly student publications. The Spokesman ran from 1903-1970. In 1974 the College’s literary tradition was revived with the first annual issue of Outlet. The year 1985 saw the initiation of another student publication then called Loras College Delta Epsilon Sigma All-College Writing, later to be renamed Alpha.
In 2010, Outlet and Alpha merged to become The Limestone Review, co-sponsored by the English Program and Delta Epsilon Sigma.”
Louisiana State University
“We seek to inspire creativity and annually publish creative works of the highest caliber in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art in the LSU community.”
Loyola University, New Orleans
“A journal of contemporary literature and culture, New Orleans Review is a publication of the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans, and is partially funded by the Kendall Michelle Daigle Memorial Endowment for English.
Since its founding in 1968, the journal has published an eclectic variety of work by established and emerging writers…”
“Revisions is Loyola’s student literary arts journal, founded in 1988, it offers students a venue to publish their creative writing and visual arts and an opportunity to gain hands on experience in editing and publishing. Students not only provide the all content for the journal but take responsibility for every step of its production. A student staff, open to all majors, evaluates and selects from student submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts, screenplays, visual arts, etc. Graphic design students create the cover and interior layout for the issue. The student editors gain valuable administrative/financial experience through requesting budget allocations from the Student Government Association and doing business with a professional printer.”
“We publish a great range of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers such as Whitney Balliett, Amiri Baraka, Hayden Carruth, Wanda Coleman, Billy Collins, Jayne Cortez, Stephen Dunn, Gary Giddins, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Clarence Major, William Matthews, Colleen McElroy, Al Young, and Paul Zimmer.”
“Our college literary magazine, The Tributary, is run by our students and features student writing, as well as art. (The faculty advisor, Dr. G.W. Hawkes, oversees production as minimally as possible.) Those who serve as its staff learn important lessons about deadlines and dividing quality from friendship; the experience also provides important opportunities for those going on to graduate school and teaching careers. Graduating creative writing majors often keep The Tributary as a marker of their formative years.”
“Our annual literary collection of student creativity.”
“Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.
Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.”
“The mark of a thriving undergraduate creative writing program is in the eminence of its student literary magazine: The Carson Review is Marymount Manhattan College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.”
“Magnificat is an annual journal of undergraduate nonfiction writing, published by Marymount Unversity’s English Department.”
Mary Baldwin University
“Outrageous Fortune is the first literary magazine created for undergraduates by undergraduates. It was begun by a group of students at Mary Baldwin University, where its headquarters are still situated.We publish undergraduate writing and art, and we feature the creative work of Mary Baldwin graduates in some of our pages.”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Established in 1974, Rune is the official literary and art magazine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We receive hundreds of submissions every year and publish about 50 artists and writers each year in our annual journal.
At Rune, our mission is to shatter the stereotypes that engineers and scientists can’t be artists and writers by showing the world just what MIT students are capable of.”
“The Dulcimer is Mercer University’s literary arts magazine. Since 1966, we have annually published submissions of art and literature by students, faculty, and alumni.”
“Lumen is Mercyhurst’s student arts magazine. Once a journal for creative writing, Lumen has evolved into an interactive multimedia format combining visual art, music, dance, poetry and fiction. Entirely student produced, Lumen has received many awards for its content and design.”
“Inklings is an undergraduate literary magazine at Miami University. We release one Fall and one Spring issue. Our mission is to publish the best undergraduate art and writing at Miami. Our submission process is selective, but yields a magazine full of innovative and high quality poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, photography, painting, sculpture and digital design.”
“By publishing new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is both challenging and inviting, New England Review encourages artistic exchange and thought-provoking innovation, providing publishing opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers.
The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, long and short poems, translations, criticism, travel writing, essays on the arts and literature, and rediscoveries. New England Review exists in a place apart from mass culture, where speed and information overload are the norm. At NER, serious writing is given serious attention, from the painstaking selection process through careful editing and publication, where finally the writer’s words meet up with a curious and dedicated readership.”
“The Stylus is the student‐run annual arts & literary magazine of Millsaps College.
We accept submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and photography for our print publication.”
Mississippi University for Women
“…This is a magazine produced by and for the students of MUW. Student editors are chosen each year, and submissions are solicited from current students.”
PONDER REVIEW - Any Writer
"PONDER REVIEW is a student-run publication of the MFA program at Mississippi University for Women, staffed by graduate students under the direction of Brandy T. Wilson, formerly under the direction of Kendall Dunkelberg. PR publishes fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short plays, new media, and visual art twice a year. We seek stories that challenge, stories that shift our view, ignite our imaginations, spark conversations, and linger with us long after our eyes leave the page. We invite you to explore, expound, and inspire through short plays, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, new media, and visual art."
Missouri Southern State University
“Students interested in literary and artistic creations are encouraged to submit their works to bordertown (successor to The Winged Lion) an annual creative arts magazine with a student editorial staff.
The magazine, published every spring semester, has been the recipient of the Associated Collegiate Press’s All-American rating for several years and has also received the ACP’s Pacemaker Award. The new bordertown added another honor to this distinguished list, awarded 2nd place in its category in its first year of existence.”
Missouri Western State University
“The Mochila Review is an annual international undergraduate journal published with support from the English and Modern Languages department at Missouri Western State University. Our goal is to publish the best short stories, poems, and essays from the next generation of important authors: student writers. Our staff, comprised primarily of undergraduate students, understands the publishing challenges that emerging writers face and is committed to helping talented students gain wider audiences in the pages of The Mochila Review and on our website.”
“Rooted in the nation’s capital’s suburbs, Potomac Review is the antidote to the scripted republic that surrounds it. By taking on D.C.’s values of international inclusion, Potomac Review looks out into the world from its lush Potomac River basin, collecting and absorbing the world’s literary diversity. Potomac Review seeks literature from emerging as well as established writers around the globe to facilitate in the literary conversation.”
“We seek for the most talented writers, poets, artists, and photographers in Montgomery College and encourage them to publish their work. We are here to prove that Montgomery College students are great creative forces, deep thinkers, and conscious citizens of the world concerned with current issues. The Red Jacket features short works of fiction, poetry, personal essays, and artwork by the most talented students attending MC’s Rockville campus. We also provide students with opportunities to publish or to experience publication, editing and management. The Red Jacket is the artistic voice of Montgomery College’s Rockville campus and it is published in our annual journal.”
Morehead State University
“Inscape is a literary and visual arts journal produced by Morehead State University students.”
Mount Saint Mary's University
Lighted Corners - Campus Journal
"Launched in 1981, Lighted Corners is an annual literary and arts magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, fine art, and photography created by students of Mount St. Mary’s University. Lighted Corners holds memberships with the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Associated Collegiate Press, and the Society for Collegiate Journalists."
Mount St. Mary's University of California
riverrrun - Campus Journal
"Riverrun is Saint Mary's College of California's student run literary magazine. Created by students for students."riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay" - James Joyce"
Nassau Community College
“The Creative Writing Club is a student club that runs writing workshops, attends conferences, and publishes the award-winning student literary magazine Luna.”
The New School
“12th Street began in the 1940s and was relaunched in 2008. In 2011, 12th Street won the Director’s Prize award for both design and content at the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference (AWP). The journal was relaunched, published and sold at Barnes & Noble in the spring of 2008. 12th Street is produced annually by students enrolled in the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy.
The Riggio Program is designed to offer an innovative and comprehensive literary education. The program is a curriculum of writing workshops (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and literature seminars, culminating in a thesis project. In addition, an ongoing series of public readings, literary forums, lectures, symposiums and panel discussions add depth to the program. Scholarships are available for Riggio Honors students.
The program creates and fosters a cohesive community of undergraduate writers through regular student readings and other peer group activities, including 12th Street, edited and published by New School undergraduates.”
New York University
“West 10th is a student-edited literary journal for all NYU undergraduates.”
North Central College
30 North - National Journal of Undergraduate Writers
"30 North is a national undergraduate literary journal. We accept submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as photos, digital art, drawings, and paintings. We also publish a variety of web content including interviews with authors and poets and reviews of contemporary literary works."
“Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine is dedicated to showcasing the unique and extraordinary talents of the Northeastern University community. Each issue includes a wide variety of original creative material submitted by Northeastern students, faculty, and alumni.”
Northern Michigan University
“Passages North, the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University, has published short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction since 1979.”
Northwest Missouri State University
“The Laurel Review is a biannual print magazine seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, script, review, and those that blur the lines between genres. We seek both established and new voices in the writing world, and we are especially interested in writing by those whose identities have been historically under-represented. Submitters living outside of the United States are encouraged to submit. Translations in various genres are also of interest.”
Nova Southeastern University
“Digressions Literary and Art Journal is the student-run literary journal sponsored by the Department of Writing and Communication in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.”
“The Oakland Arts Review (OAR) is an annual journal published through Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The OAR is dedicated to the publication and advancement of literature written by undergraduate students from across the United States and around the world. We publish fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and screenplay excerpts, as well as artwork. Because we believe that undergraduate students have much to contribute to the literary world, it is our mission to provide a platform for this generation’s emerging writers and, in so doing, create a journal that is of both high artistic quality and great literary significance to readers from all backgrounds.”
Ohio State University
Asterism - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"Asterism is an undergraduate literary journal housed at The Ohio State Unniversity Lima campus and is edited by undergraduates. Previously called The Hog Creek Review, it has been in continuous circulation since 2007, publishing works by Ohio State Lima students and area high school students. In 2016, we made the decision to seek submissions from undergraduates from across the United States and beyond. We are dedicated to encouraging and promoting new writers."
“Sphere Magazine is Ohio University’s only undergraduate literary magazine, publishing student fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. The student organization is run by students, for students.
The magazine features short stories, essays and poems written by Ohio University students.”
Ohio Northern University
“Polaris is the annual undergraduate journal of arts and literature at Ohio Northern University. First published in 1958, the magazine has captured the creative talents of undergraduate students for over fifty years.
Polaris publishes in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. We want to see the best that the undergraduate student has to offer and showcase the unique voice of the developing and emerging writer.”
Oklahoma City University
“The Scarab anthology of OKCU students’ writing and art, includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as photography and other art. Published annually by OKCU’s chapter of the international English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, The Scarab won the society’s 2003 award for best literary anthology in the nation. All OKCU students are invited to submit short fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art to The Scarab, OKCU’s annual literary/art magazine.”
Oklahoma State University
“One of the oldest quarterlies in the nation, Cimarron Review publishes work by writers at all stages of their careers, including Pulitzer prize winners, writers appearing in the Best American Series and the Pushcart anthologies, and winners of national book contests. Since 1967, Cimarron has showcased poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with a wide-ranging aesthetic. Our editors seek the bold and the ruminative, the sensitive and the shocking, but above all they seek imagination and truth-telling, the finest stories, poems, and essays from working writers across the country and around the world.”
“Quiz & Quill is Otterbein’s student literary organization. Our spring magazine and chapbooks have featured the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, dramatic writing, and art by Otterbein students since 1919. We also manage submissions for the annual Quiz & Quill Writing Awards and host numerous open mics, readings, and workshops throughout the school year.”
Pace University, Pleasantville
“Vox Arts & Literary Magazine, the Pace University, Westchester, student-run literary magazine accepts submissions of quality poetry, fiction, non-fiction, artwork and photography. Work from any Pace University student, faculty or staff member and alumni is eligible for consideration.”
“Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads publishes vibrant, well-crafted fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, one-act plays, translations, first chapters, and artwork that explore human dynamics and social transformations that occur in a particular place—an Internet chat room, a school in Africa, an American home, or any story-rich location in the world.
We are especially interested in works exploring diversity, migration, immigration, and otherwise internationally relevant writing that focuses on the idea of unity while also emphasizing the richness of individual cultures, the myriad of ways of being human in this world, and the importance of empathy, inclusion, and humanization. While we look for voices of the “unheard,” we are drawn to any pieces that explore both human differences and togetherness. Silk Road is also committed to publishing pieces featuring the perspectives of gender fluidity, sexuality, and intersectionality as a whole.”
“Established in 1964, Bravura is an award-winning literary journal that features the prose, poetry, and visual art of Palomar College students. Published every May, each issue of Bravura is produced by the student writers and editors who enroll in English 137: The Literary Magazine – History and Production (offered only during the spring semester). These students produce a high-quality literary journal that is funded by student fees, the English Department, and the President’s Associates. Many of the editors and writers featured in Bravura have gone on to be published elsewhere and have enrolled in graduate programs in English, creative writing, and book publishing.”
Pasadena City College
“Inscape is the Pasadena City College student literary magazine. The print issue appears in the Spring of each year. PCC Students edit the literary magazine, market the magazine, design the magazine, and put it into print. Submissions are currently open to PCC Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Community members. The aesthetic changes regularly according to the staff, which makes the print issues a vital emblem of Pasadena City College.”
Penn State University
“Kalliope, Penn State’s undergraduate literary magazine, is sponsored by the Penn State English Department. The name “Kalliope” is derived from the Greek muse of epic poetry. As one of the nine muses of the arts and sciences, Kalliope was called on by early Greek writers and artists for inspiration.
The magazine is produced by a student staff and is supervised by faculty adviser Alison Jaenicke. The purpose of Kalliope is to further the ideals of free and open literary expression by establishing a writing community. It also provides a literary outlet through the publication of student work, public readings, and lectures.
Kalliope includes works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. The selection process begins late in the fall semester and ends early in the spring semester. This period is followed by the production process, in which the staff designs and assembles the magazine. The resulting publication is printed and distributed before the end of the academic year.”
KLIO - Campus Journal
"As an online creative arts journal, KLIO encourages, amplifies, and celebrates a diverse range of literary and artistic media from Penn State creative artists. Like our sister print journal Kalliope, we publish traditional creative writing and visual art intended for the page, but we also aim to use our online platform to share digital and cross-disciplinary works, including performance art, music, dance, and film."
Penn State University, Altoona
“Hard Freight is Penn State Altoona’s literary arts magazine, combining the best student writing in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, with stunning visual art. The magazine’s name refers to Altoona’s long history with the railroad industry and its culture. Hard Freight is edited and produced by Penn State Altoona students, and students may register for English 209 to receive credit for this experience.”
“Expressionists is Pepperdine’s student-run undergraduate literary and arts magazine. The magazine has been published since the early 1970s. Our annual is released late in the Spring semester and is celebrated with a gala event. Each issue will include a combination of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, short plays, short screenplays, or art.”
Point Loma Nazarene University
"Driftwood is a compilation of the creative arts at Point Loma Nazarene University. Each fall semester, PLNU community members submit their best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, music, and film for a rigorous review process by the journal's staff and final judging by outside experts in each genre. In the spring, the staff sell copies of the print journal and host events to celebrate and promote the new issue. This student-run journal is edited, designed, curated, promoted, and sold by students especially for the entire PLNU community: students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, family members, San Diego neighbors, and—if you're reading this—you"
Portland Community College
“Alchemy, a magazine of student writing and art, is published annually as a class project by the students of Writing 246 and Writing 249, Advanced Creative Writing: Editing and Publishing I and II, at the Sylvania Campus.”
“For over thirty years, Ubiquitous has been Pratt’s student-run art and literary magazine. Published twice per school year and distributed for free around campus, Ubiquitous features an array of student artwork and writing from across genres, mediums, and majors. All current Pratt students are welcome to submit. Our staff meets a handful of times each semester to vote on content and design the magazine.”
“The Nassau Literary Review is the second oldest undergraduate literary magazine in the nation and the oldest student publication at Princeton University.
Since 1842, the Lit has been an integral part of the Princeton artistic tradition, providing a forum for student writers, poets, and artists. It was in our pages that many of Princeton’s most celebrated alumni — including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Galway Kinnell, and Jonathan Safran Foer, among others — first published their work, and we continue to seek out the best literary and artistic talents on campus today.
The Lit seeks to inspire and develop the literary community in Princeton and beyond, both by publishing high-quality fiction, poetry, essays, and art, as well as by hosting events and coordinating activities with the other arts groups on campus.”
“Alligator Juniper is an award-winning national literary magazine published by the Arts & Letters program at Prescott College and featuring contemporary poetry, fiction, & creative nonfiction. We encourage submissions from writers at all levels, emerging, early-career, and established.”
Queens University of Charlotte
Qu - Any Writer
Qu is a literary journal, published by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. The Qu editorial staff is comprised of current students. We publish fiction, poetry, essays and script excerpts of outstanding quality. Payment upon publication is $100 per prose piece and $50 per poem. Qu is produced, printed and sold in Charlotte, NC.
Signet Magazine - Campus Journal
Signet Magazine is a proud staple of student excellence at Queens University of Charlotte. The magazine is a collaborative project that prints students' works in genres ranging from fiction and poetry to nonfiction, critical writing, and art. With the publication of the 2020-2021 edition, Signet started accepting music as a way to broaden the magazine's horizons and push for more inclusion amongst the student body.
“Trillium is Ramapo College’s Literary Magazine. Since the early 1970’s, Trillium has featured the poetry, fiction, photography, and other visual arts of Ramapo College Students…
Trillium, Ramapo’s literary magazine, has been written, designed, and published by Ramapo’s students for over 40 years.”
“The Stylus publishes the prose, poetry, photography, and artwork of R-MC students and faculty. Our mission is to showcase the creative talents of RMC’s writers and artists and to provide a space where individuals interested in writing, reading, and editing can connect with like-minded peers and work together to produce the magazine published each spring.”
Reading Area Community College
Legacy - Campus Journal
"Legacy is an award-winning journal produced by students of Reading Area Community College. Legacy’s goal is to serve as our school’s creative outlet and provide a showcase for the excellence achieved by our students. Through prose, poetry, artwork, and photography, Legacy reflects the diversity and richness within RACC’s campus."
Rhode Island College
“Shoreline, a magazine of literature and the arts, is the creative voice and pulse of Rhode Island College. Our goal is to publish and promote a collection of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual arts, and photography that represents the artistic energies unique to the students of Rhode Island College.”
“The Southwestern Review strives to bring together the diverse voices of our student body. We seek to publish work that inspires original thought, community-building, and support for creative expression.”
“R2: The Rice Review is the award-winning literary journal of Rice University. We publish the best poetry, prose, and art produced by Rice undergraduate students, as well as interviews with renowned authors. We also hope to foster a creative writing environment at Rice by hosting on-campus literary events like Open-Mic Night and off-campus outings to see visiting authors in Houston. The journal was founded in 2004 by creative writing professor and author Justin Cronin and is published once annually, in the spring.”
Robert Morris University
“As a peer-reviewed university literary journal, Rune promotes creative excellence, the joy of personal expression, and a sense of community by publishing and presenting original literary and graphic works of high quality from the Robert Morris University family and in the Pittsburgh region, and by sponsoring readings, websites, and other forms of media outreach.”
Roger Williams University
“roger contributes to the tradition of literary journals by publishing fresh and energetic poetry and prose by established and emerging writers, both nationally and internationally. Recently published writers include Andrea Holland, Ann Hood, Cecilia Woloch, Dawn Potter, Denise Duhamel, Gabriel Spera, Genine Lentine, Joseph Hurka, K. A. Hays, Leigh Anne Couch, Maura Stanton, Michael Gizzi, Nance Van Winckel, Paul Guest, Rick Campbell, Steve Almond, Steven Church, Stuart Dischell, Tom Chandler, and Travis Mulhauser.”
“Avant Literary Magazine is student run and published and features poetry, prose, photography and artwork from Rowan Undergraduate students.”
Saginaw Valley State University
“Cardinal Sins publishes work from writers and artists all around the world. It is a student-run literary arts journal based out of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.”
Saint Louis University
“Welcome to The Kiln Project, Saint Louis University’s literary magazine. We accept submissions for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art/photography, screenplays, original music/lyrics, and podcasts created by SLU undergraduate students. Our journal is released annually online, and the works selected for publication center around a different central theme for each issue.”
Saint Mary’s College
“The Avenue is a literary magazine comprised of student writing published bi-annually in both the fall and spring semesters of each school year.”
“Chimes is an annual student-run literary and art magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, and artwork.”
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
"Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s magazine of literature and art, Aurora, has been in existence for over 150 years of publication. As the College’s oldest publication, Aurora’s history of showcasing Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s artistic work spans genre and generation alike. In continuing this tradition, Aurora is actively seeking your participation: let us publish your creative work!"
“We are Salem College’s Incunabula. We focus on student work, which we publish in our literary magazine, and host monthly Open Mic Nights for the public.”
“Scarab has been a student-run journal of creative writing on the Salisbury University campus for over 25 years. This year the magazine has expanded its focus to all the liberal arts.
In its new incarnation, Scarab Liberal Arts Magazine is committed to publishing Salisbury University’s best student writing and art, as well as highlighting student work in the disciplines of Music, Theater, and Dance.”
San Francisco State University
“Transfer is San Francisco State’s student-run literary magazine featuring poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction and art by SFSU students. Each semester, the undergraduate staff taking CW 640 discusses and selects student submissions for publication.
Often the breakthrough publication for San Francisco State’s emerging writers, Transfer has featured authors who have gone on to become well-established, such as Anne Rice and Ernest Gaines, and to become faculty at our school, such as Brian Thorstenson, Nona Caspers, and Truong Tran.”
San Jose State University
“Reed Magazine is honored to feature the works of emerging authors alongside notable pieces by literary lions: nonfiction by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Finnegan, verse by U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, fiction by PEN/Faulkner-winner T.C. Boyle and National Book Award-winner Ursula K. Le Guin. In addition we publish original profiles of authors connected to the Golden State, examining their take on life and art.
Reed is California’s oldest literary journal. Tracing its heritage to 1867, the magazine started as a mere pamphlet published by students of the California State Normal School, the precursor of San José State University.
In more than a century and a half of publication, the journal’s name evolved until the end of World War II. Then in 1948 we adopted The Reed, which was later shortened to just Reed, the title we have proudly held ever since.”
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara Review - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"The Santa Clara Review is a student-edited literary magazine which publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. The magazine is published biannually in February and May, drawing on submissions from Santa Clara University students, faculty, and staff, as well as from writers around the nation and globe. The Review is entirely student run by undergraduate students who are actively enrolled."
Sarah Lawrence College
“An annual literary publication featuring the artistic work of students, faculty, and staff of color. Submissions include poetry, prose, short stories, and art.”
“A publication showcasing the exemplary talent of the Sarah Lawrence writing community. The Review publishes a wide range of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art.”
Seattle Pacific University
“Image was founded in 1989 to demonstrate the continued vitality and diversity of contemporary art and literature that engage with the religious traditions of Western culture. Now one of the leading literary journals published in English, it is read all over the world—and forms the nexus of a warm and active community.
We believe that the great art that has emerged from these faith traditions is dramatic, not didactic—incarnational, not abstract. And so our focus has been on works of imagination that embody a spiritual struggle, like Jacob wrestling with the angel. In our pages the larger questions of existence intersect with what the poet Albert Goldbarth calls the ‘greasy doorknobs and salty tearducts’ of our everyday lives.”
“Lingua is SPU’s annual student literary magazine. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, students design, edit, and publish the magazine.”
Seton Hill University
“Eye Contact is Seton Hill University’s award-winning art and literary magazine.”
“The Reflector is the annual Undergraduate Arts Journal financed by the Student Government Association of Shippensburg University. We accept works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and artwork year-round.”
Slippery Rock University
“SLAB is a university-based literary magazine and our reading period is August 1 to November 1. Any submissions outside this reading period will most likely languish until the magazine starts up again in autumn.
We seek on-the-cusp poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and text-based graphic art. We do not publish religious or children’s stories. The best way to see what we publish is to view content of our past issues in our archives.”
Southern Oklahoma State University
“Westview is published semiannually by the Language Arts Department of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Publications include previously unpublished fiction, poetry, prose poems, nonfiction and artwork.”
Southwest Minnesota State University
“Perceptions is Southwest Minnesota State University’s student literary and arts journal which publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and art. We accept submissions from current students, faculty, staff, and alumni.”
“Leland Quarterly: A Statement on Literature, Culture, Art, and Politics is the ink-and-paper home of Stanford art and writing. Our mission is to produce a quality arts and literature magazine that showcases the superlative talents of the Stanford community. We like to mix the fun with the scholarly, the abstract with the concrete, and we like to present all that in an attractive glossy magazine.”
St. Andrews University
“‘Gravity Hill is a student-run literary journal that is published annually in the spring,’ said Dr. Ted Wojtasik, faculty advisor for the publication. ‘The journal was created to showcase work by St. Andrews students, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends of the University.’
The editorial board welcomes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, photographs, and artwork.
Gravity Hill is named after the local legend of the car accident at the intersection of Stewartsville Cemetery and Old Maxton Roads where a woman and her child were killed by an 18-wheeler and where, today, if you stop your car and put it in neutral, the two ghosts will push your car up the hill out of harm’s way.”
St. Cloud State University
“Kaleidoscope is St. Cloud State University’s publication focusing on multicuturalism and diversity.”
“The Upper Mississippi Harvest Literary and Art Magazine has been edited and produced annually by students through the English Department for more than 30 years. Harvest features poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and drama writing, photography, art and comic works by students at St. Cloud State.”
St. Edward’s University
“The Sorin Oak Review, published annually in print, is an established arts and literary journal at St. Edward’s.”
Stephen F. Austin State University
“REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters was founded in 1968 as an academic journal which occasionally published poetry. Now, it is an international creative magazine dedicated to publishing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.”
“Touchstone is Stetson University’s annual literary magazine; it functions as a vehicle for student expression, publishing original pieces of fine art, literature, music, digital media and performance art regardless of the author’s major, class, standing or academic experience. Touchstone prints the best of student submissions, decided by committee; special recognition may be awarded to students whose work in their genre is deemed exceptional by the editing team.”
Gandy Dancer - Campus Journal
"We are a literary magazine, available online and in print, that publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art. We invite student writers and artists from all SUNY campuses to submit. Edited by a rotating staff of students at SUNY Geneseo, Gandy Dancer is published twice yearly."
MiNT Magazine - Campus Journal
"MiNT Magazine is the longest running student-run literary magazine at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Issues of MiNT publish the written work and visual art of the student body here at Geneseo. Our mission is to provide an outlet for creative expression on campus that welcomes diverse voices making exemplary art."
Subnivean - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"Subnivean’s editorial mission is to curate and produce bone-deep, high-caliber literary art that speaks urgently to an evermore connected international audience. We will never charge readers to access the full contents of our issues.
Housed at the State University of New York at Oswego, where four times more snow falls on our city than Manhattan, we publish three issues per year: one in fall, one in spring, one in summer. Our hardworking SUNY undergraduate staff is nose-to-grindstone right now, bringing you high-caliber content amid the internet's clamoring chaos."
The Great Lake Review - Campus Journal
"The Great Lake Review (GLR) is a student-run literary publication based in SUNY Oswego. We publish student submissions once per semester. Our genres of submission include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, and playwriting. We also take pride in publishing art submissions."
“Susquehanna Review is an annual international undergraduate journal run by students at Susquehanna University. We feature work in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our mission is to share writing that is innovative and brave, full of fresh language that excites us as readers and as writers, honed in on the depth and variety of human experience. We want to showcase the talent and maturity of today’s undergraduate student writers and artists.”
"This publication is a campus publication dedicated to sharing the stories of students who have had a cross-cultural experience that has had an impact on them, whether that’s through SU’s Global Opportunities Program or in their own personal travels."
"This publication showcases the creative and scholarly output from each year’s FUSE members across the country. you will find creative works, content from panels presented at the annual FUSE conference, and reflections by undergraduate editors, with each volume embodying the theme of that year's conference in the FUSE Box.
“Our student-run creative nonfiction magazine annually showcases student memoirs, personal essays and literary journalism pieces.”
The Squirrel - Campus Journal
"The Squirrel is a student-run satirical media publication based at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania designed to offer a humorous perspective on college life, current events, politics, and a variety of other subjects whenever we feel like it."
“An annual collection of student poetry, short stories and novellas put together by students.”
Apprentice Writer - Journal for High School Students
"Susquehanna University's literary magazine for high school creatives internationally."
The Sanctuary Magazine - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
“Sanctuary Magazine was conceptualized several years ago by a few students who had a love for speculative fiction and wanted to create a safe space on campus for others who wrote it…Its aesthetic is continuing to mold into something unique and memorable. Because it has such a niche market of undergraduate writers and readers of speculative fiction (and other unconventional works), the next goal for the magazine is to become a national sensation.”
Sweet Briar College
“Red Clay is a student-run literary organization that seeks to foster an appreciation for the literary arts at Sweet Briar.
Red Clay publishes student writing and artwork — online, in magazine format, in broadsides, in creative flyers and even chalked on sidewalks around campus.”
Parnassus- Campus Journal
“Named after a mountain in Greece where the nine muses are believed to live, Parnassus is Taylor’s official literary magazine. Each year a group of students produces the magazine, selecting original poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork from the Taylor community.”
Hyphen - Campus Journal
“Hyphen Literary and Arts Magazine is Temple University’s only undergraduate literary magazine. We were founded in 2000 by Jena Osman, with the mission of providing Temple students with an outlet to showcase their creative skills. Every year, we are proud to present a new round of the best of student writing and art.”
Texas State University
Persona - Community Journal
“Persona is the literary and arts magazine of Texas State University. We are published annually through the Department of English.”
Texas Tech University
Harbinger - Campus Journal
“The student-run literary journal of Texas Tech University that publishes undergraduate art, fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry.”
The Tusculum Review - Any Writer
"The Tusculum Review is a community of professional and undergraduate writers. Student editors develop crucial skills in the art of literary publication. We seek and publish thought-provoking writing from a diversity of international voices and experiences — both established and emerging."
University of Alaska: Fairbanks
Icebox - Campus Journal
Ice Box features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, hybrid work and artwork from University of Alaska Fairbanks undergraduate students. For its first couple years, Ice Box was a renegade literary zine; in 2001, it was adopted by the English Department at UAF. The journal is produced with the help of university grants, and its editorial staff is a recognized campus student group. Recent issues of Ice Box have averaged about 120 pages, including work from about 20 student writers and artists.
University of Alabama
dewpoint - Campus Journal
“dewpoint is run by the Phi Xi chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. We aim to publish the best creative prose, poetry and critical work from undergraduate students at UA.”
University of Arkansas, Monticello
The Foliate Oak - Any Writer
“We love previously unpublished quirky writing that makes sense, preferably flash fiction (less than 1000 words). We are eager to read short creative nonfiction also. We rarely accept submissions that have over 2700 words. We enjoy poems that we understand, preferably not rhyming poems, unless you make the rhyme so fascinating we’ll wonder why we ever said anything about avoiding rhymes. Give us something fresh, unexpected, and will make us say, ‘Wow!’ We’re not interested in homophobic, religious rants, or pornographic, violent stories.”
University of California, Santa Barbara
Spectrum - National Journal of Undergraduate Writers
"Spectrum is an annual journal of art and literature published by the University of California Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies, founded in 1957 by Marvin Mudrick. Our mission is to publish a spectrum of voices, genres, and topics in each issue that encompass a wide range of human experiences. We value high quality work that doesn't fit in anywhere else--strange, brilliant, or funny pieces that make us come back again and again. Spectrum has a storied history — in our sixty plus years, we’ve published works by people like William Carlos Williams and Raymond Carver. But we’re always looking for up-and-coming writers and artists and love being the first place to publish new voices."
The Catalyst - Campus Journal
"The Catalyst is a contemporary literary arts magazine held on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. This magazine comes from the hard work of a small group of talented students. These individuals edit and put together a magazine every quarter in less than ten weeks. The Catalyst combines spectacular art with an array of short stories, poems, prose, and other creative words."
University of California, Los Angeles
Westwind - Any Writer
“For over fifty years, Westwind has been printing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, music, and everything in between. Westwind welcomes submissions from new and experienced writers and artists. We seek to cultivate and sustain networks between artists, writers, poets, and readers surpassing the bounds of UCLA’s campus, in which we were founded. Reflective of our inclusion of a variety of different art forms, Westwind encourages work to abandon formulaic and traditional demands and expectations. While we accept every medium, we remain appreciative of other kinds of work which furnish conventional forms of writing with contemporary values and concerns that resonate with our readers.”
Párrafo - Any Writer
"Párrafo is a trilingual publication —English, Portuguese, and Spanish— that features collaborations within the fields of literature, the arts and culture. Produced by the students of the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Párrafo started as a fanzine in 2004 and has evolved into a more artistic magazine and website. Párrafo publishes stories, poems, chronicles, non-academic essays as well as images (photographs, reproductions of art, engravings, etc.)."
University of California, Santa Cruz
Chinquapin - Campus Journal
“Chinquapin is UCSC’s longest-running student-run literary magazine, annually publishing student submissions of poetry, fiction, prose, photography and visual art. We offer students a space to learn about editing, graphic design and publishing.”
Matchbox Magazine - Campus Journal
“Matchbox Magazine is a student-run literary and arts magazine based at UC Santa Cruz that publishes talented writers, artists, and musicians from the entire undergraduate population of the UC system. As the only student publication that is UC-wide, Matchbox is an important way for UC students to have their creative voices widely heard, and to hear voices and perspectives from all over the state that they might not have otherwise been exposed to. Not only does Matchbox provide amazing learning opportunities for our staff, but it also provides a singular forum for writers and artists who might otherwise be overlooked.”
University of Central Arkansas
Vortex Magazine - Campus Journal
“The Vortex is the University of Central Arkansas’s undergraduate magazine of fine art and literature. Each year we publish original work submitted by students to promote the arts here at UCA. Much like a ‘vortex,’ the magazine exists to blend together all forms of creativity and channel it all into one contained spot.”
University of Central Florida
The Florida Review - Any Writer
“The Florida Review publishes exciting new work from around the world from writers both emerging and well known. We are not Florida-exclusive, though we acknowledge having a jungle mentality and a preference for grit, and we have provided and continue to offer a home for many Florida writers.”
The Cyprus Dome - Campus Journal
“The Cypress Dome Society is the University of Central Florida’s undergraduate literary organization. It is named after a feature of the landscape on the UCF campus. Bald cypress trees often grow in nearly perfect circles, or domes, with the larger trees in the middle where the deepest water of a swamp is, and the smaller trees surrounding the center ones. Our organization’s name is derived from these mysterious and beautiful natural features of the Florida landscape.”
University of Cincinnati
Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction - Any Writer
“…an online literary journal publishing poetry, fiction, art, art song, and interviews. Memorious was founded in 2004 by Robert Arnold, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Brian Green. Arnold and Green left the magazine by 2008, but Frank has continued to lead the magazine as Editor-in-chief and Poetry Editor alongside of a rotating staff.”
Short Vine - Campus Journal
“Short Vine is the Undergraduate literary journal of the Department of English at the University of Cincinnati.”
University of Colorado, Boulder
“Walkabout is a publication that seeks to foster a community of passionate people who encourage creativity in each other. We have been publishing the prose, poetry, & art of undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder since 1973. Our journal is supported with funding from both the Creative Writing Department and UROP.”
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
“Begun in 1971 by Dr. C. Kenneth Pellow, riverrun has been an avenue through which UCCS artists and writers have been able to express their voices. The journal is designed in the riverrun Literary and Arts Journal course (ENGL3170) and is published at the end of each spring semester. UCCS students are welcome to enroll in the course and participate in the editing and publication of the journal. Any UCCS student may submit original, creative work to the publication. riverrun is proud to have published works by writers and artists who have gone on to critical acclaim, including: Yusef Komunyakaa, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1994; Marc Weber, an award winning poet; and Sally Mankus, a photographer, sculptor, and mixed-media artist whose works continue to be exhibited throughout the country.”
University of Connecticut
“Founded in 1997, the Long River Review is an annual literary journal of art and literature staffed by undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. With a regular staff turnover, we gain fresh perspectives each year. We think it’s better this way. Here at the Long River Review, we want to publish all kinds of voices: voices from the mouth of the river and beyond, voices drowned out by other voices, voices that might not have otherwise been heard. At Long River, we want to create a space where new and established artists can mingle and share a glass of water or wine (or whiskey). We believe that the unpublished artist deserves as much time and consideration as the artist with a foothold. For here at Long River, we believe that we are standing here, all souls bent over, harvesting the words and images on the current, all knee to neck deep in the same, long river.”
University of Evansville
“The Evansville Review is an annual literary journal published by the students at the University of Evansville. Our award-winning journal includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, and interviews by a wide range of authors, from emerging writers to Nobel Prize recipients. Past issues have included work by Joyce Carol Oates, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Joseph Brodsky, Elia Kazan, Edward Albee, Willis Barnstone, Shirley Ann Grau, X. J. Kennedy, and Tarfia Faizullah.”
University of Hartford
“For more than thirty years, the University of Hartford’s student writers have sought ways to share their talents with the community. As early as the 1970’s, faculty members and students from the University’s English Department collaborated to showcase student writing. Preliminary attempts ranged from individual student productions to informal Bohemian collaborations…
…When Aerie was first introduced to the University in 1996, it served as a venue for the English Department to publish winning pieces from the Department’s annual writing contest. This new literary magazine was run exclusively by faculty.”
University of Houston
“In 2006 several undergraduate students at the University of Houston saw the need for a journal that would be the counterpart to Gulf Coast, the journal edited by graduate creative writing students at UH. The undergraduate students pooled their creative resources, and in a little over a year the Spring 2007 premiere issue hit the presses…
…Our journal continues to offer emerging writers a unique national platform for publication, with high literary standards. As Glass Mountain continues to grow and thrive, we remain committed to the writing community and to quality work. We invite you to read, submit, attend, enjoy.”
Gulf Coast - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
Gulf Coast is a journal of literature, art, and critical art writing, founded by Phillip Lopate and Donald Barthelme in 1986, that publishes contributors who represent a flow of international cultures, voices, and aesthetics. Through programs and publications, and in collaboration with the University of Houston, Gulf Coast brings consequential art and writing to an engaged audience.
University of Iowa (in conjunction with Bowdoin College and Yale University)
The Foundationalist - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"The Foundationalist is an intercollegiate literary magazine fully staffed by undergraduate editorial boards at three branches across the United States: Bowdoin College, Yale University, and The University of Iowa. Our aim is to showcase works that accurately represented the diversity of thought and innovation of undergraduates across the world. These works move beyond an understanding of the genre and instead, challenge or build upon it. In addition to publishing outstanding writing, we provide an inclusive space for members to be trained in editorial adjudication, decision-making, and a love for reading."
University of Indianapolis
“Etchings was the result of a revamping of University of Indianapolis’ former literary magazine, Tusitala, in 1989. After a student contest was held, the magazine was renamed Etchings. Organized and developed by students with the supervision and guidance of faculty members, a new issue has been produced each semester. Since the revamping in ’89, Etchings restored the emphasis on the initial intentions of the university’s literary magazine showcasing the works of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and alumni.”
University of La Verne
“Since 2008, Prism Review has annually published contemporary poetry and fiction from both national and international authors, choosing the best 20 or so pieces from the thousand-plus submissions we read each year. We also sponsor prizes in fiction and poetry judged by highly respected contemporary writers. Unlike many journals, our staff (save for a faculty advisor/editor) is entirely made up of undergraduate Creative Writing students here at the University of La Verne — please be impressed by their hard work and excellent taste in literature. Alongside literary works, Prism Review also publishes interviews and reviews with emerging contemporary authors. We’ve interviewed notable poets and fiction writers, including Michelle Detorie, Josh Kryah, Nathan Hoks, Craig Santos Perez, Lucy Corin, Josh Emmons, and Michael Jaime-Becerra.”
University of Maine, Farmington
“The Sandy River Review is a literary journal consisting of two parts: an annual print issue and The River, a regularly updating stream of online content. The Sandy River Review is printed once every Spring. Our print issue is edited by creative writing undergraduates at The University of Maine Farmington and overseen by the poetry press Alice James Books. The River is our constantly updating online content, and is also run by student editors in regular conversation with the print editors. The website is overseen by faculty sponsor Shana Youngdahl.”
University of Maine, Orono
“The Open Field is a literary magazine devoted to publishing poetry, prose, mixed-genre writing, and visual art by the undergraduate community at the University of Maine. The Open Field is run by a rotating group of English students in the creative writing concentration, who make all of the aesthetic and editorial decisions.”
University of Mary Washington
“Sole Literary Journal seeks to explicate how an individual balances their shared heritage with their chosen societal niche. We look for works that delve deeper than roots, stretch across borders, and search closer to home.
Simply put, we seek submissions focused on identity and heritage and any tensions, originalities, or truths found within them.
We are a student-run literary journal at the University of Mary Washington. We hope to build a broad base among our published authors, artists, and contributors.”
University of Maryland, College Park
“Stylus is the undergraduate journal of poetry, prose, and art at the University of Maryland.”
University of Miami
“Mangrove is the undergraduate literary journal at the University of Miami, publishing student art and writing that pulses with human language, sits under our skin and settles into our soul. Give us your best creative works, and we will give them a loving home.”
University of Michigan
“Xylem Literary Magazine is an independent, student-run literary magazine at the University of Michigan that annually publishes original undergraduate student writing and art, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography.”
University of Minnesota
“At The Tower, we aim to showcase the best work in literature and art from University of Minnesota undergraduates. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.
We believe artistic expression is necessary—it has the power to enlighten, challenge, and captivate. That’s why we strive to provide a creative outlet for those who wish to share their work.
Our purpose is to promote and display original work by undergraduate writers and artists. This gives students the chance to have their work published in an esteemed literary magazine while collaborating with a devoted editorial staff.”
Great River Review - Any Writer
"Great River Review is a literary magazine published by University of Minnesota. We seek to publish a diverse range of voices in poetry, nonfiction, fiction, book reviews, interviews, and special features that will connect writers and readers in our region with to each other, as well as to foster further conversations with national and international literary communities."
University of Montana
“It is our mission to provide a fresh outlet for new and young artists to express themselves, their ideas and passions to the world through the medium of print. We are fellow undergraduates committed to showcasing literary and artistic works from our peers.”
University of Nebraska, Kearney
“The Carillon is an undergraduate publication jointly sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, and by Phi Eta Sigma, the National Freshman Scholastic Honor Society. Its purpose is to encourage quality undergraduate writing at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. All students are encouraged to submit manuscripts.”
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
“Laurus is the definitive collection of writing and visual art created (and edited) by University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates. The magazine accepts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scripts, as well as photography and other artwork.”
University of New Mexico
“In general, we are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft.”
University of New Orleans
“Ellipsis is the University of New Orleans’ journal of art, ideas, and literature. Since 1972, we have showcased the scholarly and creative work of UNO students, alumni, faculty, and staff.”
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
“The Coraddi is UNCG’s arts and literature magazine, founded in 1897 as The State Normal Magazine. Today, the name has been changed in honor of its founders: the Cornelian, Adelphian, and Dikeian literary societies of the State Normal and Industrial College (which would later become UNCG!).
Over the years, The Coraddi has taken on many different shapes and sizes, from small magazines to large books, and every imaginable style in between…
The Coraddi accepts submissions from all current UNCG students and Alumni. A panel of UNCG students evaluates all entries that are published in the book; everyone is welcome to come and share their voice during the judging process, from arts and literature students to nursing and business majors!”
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
“Founded in 1971, Atlantis is a creative force for sponsoring the publication of student work, including student art exhibits, readings, multimedia events, musical performances, and more…
Atlantis accepts submissions from undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any public or private four-year university or community college in North Carolina.”
University of North Dakota
“North Dakota Quarterly is a literary and public humanities journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous ‘little magazines’ that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers and contributed so much to the nation’s cultural and artistic life.
An international spectrum of writers and artists comes together in NDQ to produce a rich mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry. For over 100 years the Quarterly has stood as one of the region’s most widely admired ambassadors and as persistent landmark in the global literary landscape.”
University of North Texas
“The North Texas Review (NTR) is an annual student-driven literary journal at the University of North Texas (UNT). NTR showcases the best artistic and literary talent of UNT students, bringing together individuals from all disciplines in both our staff and our contributors.”
University of Pittsburgh
“Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine publishes undergraduate writing and art not just from the University of Pittsburgh, but from all over the world. Collision accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art, with a particular interest in work that challenges style and structure. It is a student-run publication funded by the University Honors College.”
“Creative Nonfiction magazine is true stories, well told. Each issue demonstrates the depth and versatility of narrative nonfiction and proves that smart, engaging narratives can make any subject fascinating and meaningful. Recent issues have tackled themes ranging from risk to starting over, from dangerous creations to science & religion.”
“The literary magazine has grown to become a community-based establishment, crossing university boundaries and welcoming submissions from undergraduates attending all of Pittsburgh’s colleges and universities. Literature is not relegated or restricted to a particular group due to its alma mater, and by extending the diversity of submissions, students’ works may also be shared with a greater audience.”
University of Richmond
“Verse focuses on contemporary English-language poetry, poetry in translation, innovative fiction and cross-genre writing, interviews with writers, and criticism (book reviews, essay/reviews, and essays). Poems from Verse have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and numerous editions of the Best American Poetry.”
University of Redlands
“The Redlands Review is devoted to cultivating an eclectic exchange between emerging and experienced writers. Each year student writers, editors, and artists select and edit poetry, prose, and design a magazine.”
University of Scranton
“Esprit is a literary magazine published once each semester by the students of The University of Scranton. This review of arts and letters features work by students of The University of Scranton. The content is the responsibility of the editors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the administration or faculty. The University subscribes to the principle of responsible freedom of expression for its student editors.”
University of South Carolina
“Although we’re stationed in South Carolina, The Lettered Olive has been accepting poetry, prose, art, and photography submissions from undergraduate students across the country for the past fifteen years…
…The Lettered Olive accepts all types of writing and art submissions: poetry, prose, essays, drawings, paintings, photography, and more.”
University of South Dakota
“The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP) is the University of South Dakota’ s only student literary & creative writing organization. The award-winning VLP publishes the U.’ s only student-produced literary journal and promotes all sorts of literary events, for both the U. community and the general public. VLP membership is open to U. students of all majors, undergraduate or graduate. No experience is needed!”
University of Southern Indiana
“FishHook is the University of Southern Indiana’s student-run art and literary journal, showcasing the top poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art of USI students.”
The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
“The Sequoya Review is the annual literary journal of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. With a staff of undergraduate students, student editor, Logan Clem, and faculty adviser, Sarah Einstein, the Sequoya Review aims to publish immediate, engaging creative writing and visual art by Chattanooga students.”
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Founded in 2007 by graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, Grist is a nationally distributed journal of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and craft essays.
Published annually every spring, each issue is accompanied by Grist Online, which features some of the best work we’ve received during our reading period. In addition to general submissions, Grist holds the Pro Forma Contest every spring, recognizing unpublished creative work that explores the relationship between content and form, whether in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or a hybrid genre. Throughout the year, we publish interviews, craft essays, and reviews on our blog, The Writing Life.
We seek work of high literary quality from both emerging and established writers. We welcome all styles and aesthetic approaches. All that matters to us is quality.”
University of Washington
“Bricolage is the annual literary and visual arts journal published at the University of Washington. For over thirty years, we have published prose, poetry, and visual art created by anyone associated with the UW, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses. Although supported and advised by the UW’s Department of English, we are a wholly student-run organization. Our staff is comprised of seven undergraduate volunteers who oversee all publicity, fundraising, editing, production, and distribution of the Bricolage journal.”
University of West Florida
“Troubadour is UWF’s annual student-edited anthology of selected art and creative writing from student submissions across campus.”
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
“NOTA is University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s award winning, art, literature, and music publication. Published biannually the issues are entirely edited, and created by students and the content is chosen by the student body.”
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Main Campus
"Sheepshead Review is almost exclusively a print journal, published twice a year, distributed internationally and locally, and featuring art and various prose genres. The journal draws 1500-2000 submissions from all over the world, along with those from the UWGB main campus. Each spring, Sheepshead features UW-Green Bay students in its 'Rising Phoenix' contest. Student work from each category (prose, poetry, visual arts) is chosen by judges selected from outside the university to be highlighted in the spring issue."
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Marinette Campus
"Published by students from UW-Green Bay's Marinette campus, Northern Lights Literary and Arts Journal is a compilation of artwork, photography, poetry, and creative fiction and nonfiction by students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Northern Lights currently accepts submissions from all four UW-Green Bay campuses."
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
“Dating back to 2000, Furrow showcases outstanding undergraduate writing and art from across the U.S. and gives UW-Milwaukee undergraduates training in editing, publishing, publication design, web design, publicity, fundraising, and business practices. Through the generous support of local donors and the UW-Milwaukee Department of English, we publish a full-color, print issue of the journal every May and feature new work regularly on our website. Our goal is to connect student writers and artists with a broader network of creative spirits within and beyond Milwaukee.”
Cream City Review - Any Writer
"Cream City Review is Milwaukee’s leading literary journal devoted to publishing memorable and energetic pieces that push the boundaries of writing. Continually seeking to explore the relationship between form and content, Cream City Review features fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, visual art, reviews of contemporary literature and author interviews. Published biannually, Cream City Review is a volunteer-based, non-profit journal which has attracted readers and submissions from around the world. We receive approximately 4,000 submissions each year from emerging and established writers."
The Masters Review - Any Writer
"The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer critical essays, book reviews by debut authors, contest deadlines, submissions info, and interviews with established authors, all with the hopes of bridging the gap between new and established writers."
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
“Founded in 1978, Barney Street was named after a road that ran from 4th Avenue and Franklin Street before the construction of Collins Classroom Center and the College of Professional Studies buildings. The magazine is completely student-run and edited. The University Writers control all aspects of production: planning the issue, editing submissions, designing layout, organizing the print run, and distributing final copies.”
“Founded in summer of 2011 as a sister publication to Valparaiso Poetry Review (VPR), Valparaiso Fiction Review (VFR) is a publication of Valparaiso University and its Department of English.”
“The Vanderbilt Review is Vanderbilt’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal. The Review includes curated works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, art, and photography from Vanderbilt undergraduates. It publishes a print magazine every spring, and accepts submissions throughout the fall semester. The Vanderbilt Review was first published in April 1985 as a consolidation of three previous showcases for student work: The Poetry Review, The Photography Review, and Scrivener. The journal has received prestigious awards for its professional work and its format. Its 2021 edition was a finalist for the College Media Association's Literary Magazine of the Year award. In past years, the Review has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren, Roy Blount, Jr., and Bobbie Ann Mason.”
“The Greek word polis means more than just a ‘dwelling place or a residence.’ In ancient Greece, the polis was also the forum where citizens could realize their intellectual and creative potential. As a community of students coming together to share our thoughts and ideas, our contemporary polis embodies the communal spirit of its namesake. As a forum for members of the community to have their voices heard and express their creativity, Polis is Villanova’s student-run magazine dedicated to ideas, creativity, and the arts. It features essays, short fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, and artwork.”
Virginia Commonwealth University
“Plain china is a national literary anthology that showcases the best undergraduate writing from across the country, while providing a venue for top-notch artwork as well. The work of undergraduates has historically been featured only in their respective institutions; with this anthology, we want to honor and connect young writers and artists, and to create a collective narrative reflective of and relevant to the undergraduate writing experience. It is the only compilation of undergraduate work at such a scale and on a national level.”
Walla Walla University
“The Gadfly is the WWU journal of literature and art, published annually, which accepts submissions from students, faculty, staff and alumni (including those who attended but did not graduate from WWU) from all campuses.”
Wake Forest University
“Three to Four Ounces is the student art and literary magazine founded on the original Wake Forest campus in 1883, where it was first entitled The Student. The magazine has undergone many changes since its inception, including a name change in the early 1990s to Three to Four Ounces, but has continued to serve as a creative forum in the Wake Forest University community and the Department of English for student visual and literary arts. The magazine is published once a semester by the students of Wake Forest University. Art, poetry, and prose submissions are accepted from the student body and chosen for inclusion in the magazine through a blind selection process.”
“Inscape, an annual literary magazine published at Washburn University, features high-quality new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Over the past several years, Inscape has grown from a strictly local concern into a journal with a national profile and a world-class roster of contributors.”
Washington and Lee University
“Shenandoah was founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty members and undergraduates, Tom Wolfe among them. For a brief time it was primarily an undergraduate magazine, but under the leadership of student editor Tom Carter, Shenandoah became a quarterly, publishing a cast of international writers including e e cummings, Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, James Merrill, Ezra Pound, William Faulkner, and Flannery O’Connor. From the 1960s to the 1980s, Washington and Lee faculty member James Boatwright expanded the journal and published occasional theme issues, including a thirty-fifth anniversary anthology. After Boatwright’s death in 1988, Dabney Stuart took over as editor. In 1995, R. T. Smith was selected as the magazine’s first full-time editor. In 2011, Shenandoah moved online, and is now a web magazine that publishes semiannually. In August 2018, after the retirement of R. T. Smith, Beth Staples took over as editor. Shenandoah is now part of W&L’s English Department and, under Beth’s direction, is supported by a class of undergraduate interns studying editing and publishing.”
Western Illinois University
“Elements, Western Illinois University’s Literary Magazine, has been publishing creative writing and artwork from WIU students for over 50 years.”
Western Washington University
“Since its inception, Jeopardy has existed not simply as a place for stories, but as an outlet for writers and artists to express themselves. For years, Jeopardy accepted submissions from all over the country as the publication aimed to feature the best writing that it could find. However, in 2003 something changed. Rather than relying on professional writers to bolster its reputation, Jeopardy began to focus on the unique talent located at Western Washington University. With a fondness for its past and an eye on the future, Jeopardy used its influence to create a supportive literary and arts community in and around WWU. Ever since this change, the publication has aimed to give resonance to these local voices by publishing their very best writing and art. We at Jeopardy hope that this consistency sets our publication apart as a valuable set of voices in the literary community.”
The Phoenix - Campus Journal
"The Phoenix is Westmont's literary, art, and music publication produced by students and featuring all student work. The Phoenix publication is made available during the annual spring semester Phoenix Night, which also spotlights live performances of student original music."
“Rushlight, the Wheaton College (Norton, Massachusetts) literary and visual arts journal, was founded in 1855 by Lucy Larcom (1824-1893), an important 19th-century writer and educator. After working in the cotton textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she taught from 1854-1862 at what was then known as Wheaton Female Seminary. Larcom’s poems were widely published and anthologized during her lifetime. Harriet Beecher Stowe once referred to Larcom as “America’s Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” Larcom’s memoir of her early life and work as a “mill girl,” A New England Girlhood, is considered to be a classic study of early American childhood. When Larcom named The Rushlight, she proposed as a brief motto this couplet: “A Rushlight flickering and small, / Is better than no light at all.” For the first few years of its existence, Rushlight served as both a newspaper and literary magazine.”
“Widener University’s journal of undergraduate writing takes its name from the Blue Route (I-476), a north-south highway running through the suburbs of Philadelphia.
The Blue Route is an undergraduate literary journal run by students and faculty from Widener University. We publish short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction written by undergraduate writers from any school other than our own. There is a great deal of emerging talent in the undergraduate population, and we aim to showcase that talent in our journal. We pay our contributors $25 upon publication, and work hard to provide our contributors with a professional publication experience.”
Widener Ink - Campus Journal
Widener Ink, a literary journal published each spring, takes student submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and art. Additionally, working on the journal's staff gives students hands-on experience in editing and publishing.
The Q&A Queerzine - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
The Q&A Queerzine is a small zine staffed by LGBTQ+ writers and visual artists. Our need for community, support, and belonging brought us together to ask fundamental questions about our place in the writing world and in history. This zine was the answer.
“The Bottom Shelf Review is Wilson College’s student literary magazine. Founded in 1979, the BSR celebrates the best in creative work by the Wilson community every year. Edited by the students of Wilson College, the BSR annually publishes poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork by Wilson students, faculty, staff, and alumni.”
“The Anthology is Winthrop University’s arts and literary magazine. We publish the very finest in poetry, prose, drama, fine art, graphic design, ceramics, photography, and more from the Winthrop student body! Our student-staffed editorial team accepts submissions in the Fall and produces a new issue every Spring semester.”
“The Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art is an entirely student-run publication that features our peers’ best writing and finest art.”
“Xavier Review, a journal of literature and culture, is the oldest American literary journal based at a historically Black university (HBU). It was founded in 1980 by Charles Fort and Thomas Bonner, Jr., and produces two issues a year…
…Xavier Review prides itself on publishing works by both established writers and new voices. Flip through the pages and you will find fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.”
Yale Literary Magazine - Campus Journal
“…a semesterly print magazine that showcases the creative work of Yale undergraduates.”
The Foundationalist - National Journal for Undergraduate Writers
"The Foundationalist is an intercollegiate literary magazine fully staffed by undergraduate editorial boards at three branches across the United States: Bowdoin College, Yale University, and The University of Iowa. Our aim is to showcase works that accurately represented the diversity of thought and innovation of undergraduates across the world. These works move beyond an understanding of the genre and instead, challenge or build upon it. In addition to publishing outstanding writing, we provide an inclusive space for members to be trained in editorial adjudication, decision-making, and a love for reading."
The Yale Review - Any Writer
"At The Yale Review, we believe in the power of connecting great minds across disciplines, backgrounds, and generations. As a renowned journal of literature and ideas, TYR has been privileged to publish both established names and rising literary talent, including Virginia Woolf, Robert Lowell, Thomas Mann, Bayard Rustin, Louise Glück, Adrienne Rich, José Ortega y Gassett, Joyce Carol Oates, James Merrill, Cathy Park Hong, Sheila Heti, and Namwali Serpell. Today, TYR continues to evolve under our new editor Meghan O’Rourke, an acclaimed poet, memoirist, and critic."
Youngstown State University
“Penguin Review seeks to provide better opportunities for students to publish and exhibit creative works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, screenwriting and art. It is our mission – and also, we feel, our duty – to expose those materials widely to the campus, in order to help the talented students at Youngstown State University become more well known.”