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Undergraduate Literary Magazine Resources
Databases/Compilations of undergraduate lit mags (not all are open to nationwide submission):
Some individual undergraduate lit mags that are open to nationwide submission:
Publishes undergraduate poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork in a print journal, as well as reviews and interviews of authors on their website. Located at North Central College in Illinois.
Literary journal from Albion College in Michigan, publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art annually.
The Blue Route
Run by students and faculty at Widener University in Pennsylvania, showcasing short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
An undergraduate literary journal from the University of Houston, providing a platform for "previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and everything in between."
Publishing "fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers," this journal is also indexed by library databases including EBSCOhost, JSTOR, and ProQuest.
Mad River Review
Published under Wright State University that currently publishes fiction, poetry, and essays. Open to all genres but "especially would like to see speculative or surrealist writing."
Established in 2008 at the University of Miami, Mangrove publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from undergraduates and alumni from all different majors and schools.
Journal from U.Mass Amherst seeknig to "provide the opportunity for students from non-English speaking backgrounds a way to express themselves and their culture in their own words."
Oakland Arts Review
Publishes literary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, and art out of Rochester, Michigan's Oakland University.
Publishes poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, plays, one-acts, dramatic monologues, essays, photography, and other artwork. Located at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia.
Annually published international undergraduate journal by students at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.
The ANGLE Online Archive
Copies of The Angle dating back to 1956, made available digitally through Fisher Digital Publications, St. John Fisher's Institutional Repository
St. John Fisher College's New Literary Magazine, ANGLES
"ANGLES, formerly known as “The Angle,” is St. John Fisher College’s literary magazine...As a publication edited by undergraduates, we value and prioritize college-aged voices with distinct perspectives, and take pride in being among a writer’s first publications."
Literary Magazines Available at the Library- does not include undergrad lit mags
Print literary magazines available for checkout, located in Current Periodicals section on Main Level, alphabetically by title:
- BWR/Black Warrior Review: Oldest continuously-run literary journal produced by grad students, publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art.
- Creative Nonfiction: Contains short stories, essays, prose, interviews with writers and editors, pieces on creative nonfiction, etc.
- DRAFT: the Journal of Process: Stories, first drafts, interviews with authors. Interested in techniques, approaches, and "everything that goes into crafting a great piece of creative writing."
- Granta: Showcases "the world's best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now."
- Ninth Letter: From U. Illinois Urbana-Champagin. Work published in Ninth Letter frequently selected for awards (Pushcart Prize, Best American Nonrequired Reading, etc.).
- Poetry: Poetry, commentary news notes, and lists of recently published books published by the Modern Poetry Association.
- Rattle: Poetry and interviews with contemporary poets.
- Yellow Medicine Review: Stories, essays, poems, scholarly articles, reviews, short plays, novel excepts, letters, and more related to Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought.
Available online through library databases:
Delivers the artist's voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media -- collaborations that reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes through carefully developed dialogue -- now and for posterity. 1981- present (online access has a 3 year delay, print edition in the library)
Beloit Poetry Journal
Includes work from new writers, publishes reviews, & includes occasional chapbooks. 2003-present online, current issues also in print in the library.
Publishes personal essays, memoirs, literary journalism, and personal criticism. 2004-2011 online, more current issues in print in the library.