LITERARY JOURNALS

In addition to publishing their own work and teaching, our alumni and students are creating opportunities for writers. Goddard alumni have founded and are running their own literary journals, and have created community through writing groups, conferences and retreats. Goddard students run their own literary magazine as well.

Here is a list in process of some of these offerings. Submit. Get in touch. Get together.

 

Minerva Rising

Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We publish thought-provoking fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry and essays tri-annually (Fall, Winter and Spring) by emerging and established women writers and artists. Submission dates and guidelines can be found on our submit your work page.

In addition, Minerva Rising offers the annual Owl Award: a $500 scholarship established to provide one woman writer with financial support to further her writing endeavors.

Minerva Rising Founder and Editor in Chief, Kim Brown, is a Goddard alumna.

Shabda Press

Shabda is the Sanskrit word for “sound, speech.”  Shabda is the sound current vibrating in all creation referred to as the Audible Life Stream, Inner Sound, and Word. Founded in June 2011 by Teresa Mei Chuc, Shabda Press‘ mission is to bring forth the diverse, luminous words and sounds of new, emerging, and established voices. Shabda Press is a small, independent press that publishes a few books of poetry a year in print, ebook and audio format (poetry cds). Shabda Press is part of the Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective, a collective of four small presses, two east of the Mississippi River and two west of the Mississippi River who support each other in sharing and distributing poetry across the country. Editor-in-chief: Goddard MFA alumna Teresa Mei Chuc. Shabda Press is based in Pasadena, California, and you can find them here: www.shabdapress.com.

Tarpaulin Sky

Founded in 2002 as an online literary journal, Tarpaulin Sky took the form of 12.5 internet issues before deciding to explore anachronism by way of producing its first paper edition in November 2007. Today the magazine continues to publish new work both online and in print. (See our writers’ guidelines for more details.) As with Tarpaulin Sky’s books, the magazine focuses on cross-genre / trans-genre / hybrid forms as well as innovative poetry and prose. The journal is not allied with any one style or school or network of writers; rather, we try to avoid some of the defects associated with dipping too often into the same literary gene pool, and the diversity of our contributors is evidence of our eclectic interests.

Tarpaulin Sky was founded by Goddard alumnus Christian Peet, who continues to lurk behind the curtain.

Stone Hole Press l3c

“Magic happens when good writers cross over into the territory of their own mastery. This elusive line cannot be measured by outside constraints or conferred by others. The territory of mastery may be known only by those writers who persist in their pursuit of inquiry and discovery. In their hands, we experience the true beauty of surprise.”

Founded by MFA alumna Carolyn M. Bardos, Stone Hole Press l3c seeks out authors who must be published; writers who will delight and comfort; storytellers who will take you across the terrain of their tales with skill and truthfulness.

Fine writers.

Beautiful books.

Enchanted readers.

The Conium Review

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing.  We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language.  Make it weird.

We are especially interested in work from women, LGBTQ authors, and writers of color. We work with Submission Bombers and other groups to encourage submissions from marginalized writers. We find that marginalized writers often tell the kind of innovative stories that “mainstream” writers cannot or do not.

Along with the journal, we occasionally publish and/or promote special projects, including chapbooks, readings, and writing workshops. We donate a portion of every print-run to charities like Open Books, Better World Books, and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

Managing Editor James R. Gapinski, a Goddard alumnus, has attracted a talented masthead of editors that include many Goddard alums.

The Pitkin Review

The Pitkin Review is a peer-reviewed literary journal published biannually by a collaborative community of editors, creative writers, and graphic artists showcasing the best work of their fellow MFA writers in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, critical commentary, and cross-genre.

At The Pitkin Review, we only accept work from writers currently enrolled in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and produced during the writer’s time in the program. Each semester, calls for submissions are emailed to all current MFAW writers four to five weeks in advance of the submissions deadline. For further information on submissions, check out the website. The Pitkin is a print magazine with Web Exclusives.  To read this work by current Goddard students, please visit The Pitkin Review.

Shape&Nature Press

Shape&Nature Press is a small, independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and creative literary projects founded in 2011.  Our mission is to publish the best contemporary literature we can find with an emphasis on work that challenges readers, either through content, craft, shape, or ideas.

In addition to publishing traditional books, we are also committed to dreaming up and facilitating creative literary projects that we think open up the literary experience, meaning we want readers to see, touch, taste, read and otherwise engage in literature in ways they haven’t done before.  So far, these projects have taken the form of interactive, public art, and have in common the goal of interacting with the greater community in new and interesting ways.

Goddard alumna Maria Williams-Russell is the Founding Editor and heads the editorial team.

Animal

Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine

Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is an online lit mag where artists of word and image explore the ephemeral boundary between human and animal. Each month we publish one story, one poem, and one essay that teeter on the divide between wild and domestic. We create a space where readers, viewers, writers, and artists expand the human experience by engaging their imagination with other creatures. Submission guidelines here.

Founding Editor, Danita Berg, and Fiction Editor, Sarah Cedeno are  Goddard alumnae.

Umbrella Factory

Umbrella Factory isn’t just a magazine, it’s a community project that includes writers, readers, poets, essayists, filmmakers and anyone doing something especially cool. The scope is rather large but rather simple. We want to establish a community–virtual and actual–where great readers and writers and artists can come together and do their thing, whatever that thing may be. In the smallest sense, we are an online literary magazine. In the broadest sense, the scope of the project includes Umbrella Factory small press publications, workshops, reading series, community events and (in the long haul) a home-base, independent bookstore where we can centralize our most heady aspirations. We want young writers to come to school in Denver because of the Umbrella Factory. We want visiting writers to put us on their must-see list. We want to publish the next crop of authors who make us say, “I wish I’d written that.” We want you at the Factory.

Maybe our Mission Statement says it best:

We are a small press determined to connect well-developed readers to intelligent writers and poets through virtual means, printed journals, and books. We believe in making an honest living providing the best writers and poets a forum for their work.

We love what we have here and we want you to love it equally as much. That’s why we need your writing, your participation, your involvement and your enthusiasm. We need your voice. Tell everyone you know. Tell everyone who’s interested, everyone who’s not interested, tell your parents and your kids, your students and your teachers. Tell them the Umbrella Factory is open for business.

Remember, it’s raining words. Stay dry.

Anthony ILacqua,Umbrella Factory’s Editor in Chief, is a Goddard College alumnus.

Clockhouse

Clockhouse is a national literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College by the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference, the alumni association of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. Our mission statement:

Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate.

How do we understand our place in the world, our responsibility to it, and our responsibility to each other? Clockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life—a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change. Join in.

Submission guidelines can be found at our submissions page.

Hummingbird Press

Hummingbird Press was founded by Phyllis Walsh in 1990 with strong encouragement from her friend, and fellow poet, Cid Corman.

Based in Madison, WI and Seattle, WA, the press publishes Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem in the spring and the fall. Submissions of original, unpublished short poems are invited (book-length manuscripts are read by solicitation only)

We’re looking for work that expands our understanding of the short poem and poetically shorts our understanding of expansion. Associate Editor, Drew Dillhunt is a Goddard alumnus. Contact: editors@hummingbirdpoetry.org

Empty City Press

Empty City Press (est. 2007) is dedicated to literature that challenges and responds to the culture that surrounds it; our work is our lives, and we can ask nothing less of it. Dedicated to the proliferation of Speculative and Alternative Literary Fiction, Poetry, and radical Non-Fiction, the press utilizes a strict DIY/Punk model that places considerable power in the hands of producers (that is, writers, artists, and musicians), so that every book published is a fully collaborative experience between authors and the press–from design to fulfillment, from readings to special editions.  Empty City Press is led by Goddard alumnus, Keith Backhaus, and works primarily with book-length manuscripts, though the second volume of our semi-annual anthology The Grey Alley will be open for submissions in summer 2016.    For more information about the press, their books, and submissions, please visit their website.

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RETREATS

 

In case the spirit is moving you to write away from home:

Writing on Water

Now more than ever. Take a breather in a beautiful place on Earth.  Pamper your spirit in delicious nutritious luxury.  Move to the natural rhythm of your body and mind.  Immerse in the beauty and customs of a people beyond your own.  In community, share and rewrite your story.  Return to your world, renewed.

WoW! specializes in writing and cultural retreats in some of the most beautiful settings in the world.

WoW! is the inspiration of founder and Goddard alumna Rose Marie Sabangan, and is facilitated by four other Goddard alumni, with site specialists and visiting creative artists.

Wide Open Writing

Wide Open Writing is a place, a space and a philosophy. It’s a creative gathering place and a support mechanism – a connect-up and a source.  A go-to international resource offering writing groups, coaching, retreats, and dependable support for those who write and those who want to write, including a top-20 autumn writing retreat in Tuscany.

Spend 7 days and 6 nights in a Tuscan farmhouse nestled in the Chianti region of Italy.  Immerse yourself in the Tuscan landscape, local food, fresh air.  Limber up during daily morning yoga and let your writing be transformed. 2015 dates: September 6-12th.

Founded and run by a collective including several Goddard alumnae.

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EVENTS

june

11jun5:30 pm7:00 pmJUNE 11th Goddard MFA Zoom Information MeetingMeet Goddard College MFA in Creating Writing's program director Elena Georgiou and learn how our low-residency MFA program can help you develop your voice as a writer in the world.

Event Details

Find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing on JUNE 11th.  Meet Program Director Elena Georgiou and discover why the first low residency MFA program in the country is still thriving and may be the best for you!

GODDARD HONORS YOUR VOICE, YOUR VISION, YOUR GOALS AND YOUR LIFE.  OUR AWARD-WINNING FACULTY IS HERE TO HELP YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO CREATE THE PROJECT YOU CAME TO WRITE. OUR RESIDENCIES GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT OR DIVE DEEPLY INTO YOUR GENRE.  NO LECTURES, NO REQUIRED TRACKS, NO ONE ELSE’S CANON.

Goddard’s model is ideal for people with commitments to family or work who choose to hone their writing skills at the same time. The Goddard MFA program enables you to tailor your study to any of a wide variety of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic novel, and hybrid forms, and to learn from a diverse faculty of published authors. Goddard also offers playwriting, screenwriting, TV writing, and libretto writing from our Vermont campus, through one-on-one mentorship from working writers in the TV, theatre, film, and opera fields.

Goddard’s program takes place on two coasts: Port Townsend, WA in February and July, and Plainfield, VT in January and July.

To join the call, and find out more about Goddard, please RSVP to Admissions Counselor Daphne Kinney-Landis (daphne.kinney-landis@goddard.edu) and she will send you a Zoom meeting link to participate.

Time

(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Location

Virtual

Organizer

Goddard College Admissionsdaphne.kinney-landis@goddard.edu

29jun3:00 pm5:00 pmMATVEI YANKELEVICH coming to the Vermont residency

Event Details

In 1993, Matvei Yankelevich began publishing the Ugly Duckling zine, which transformed, in the late 1990s, into Ugly Duckling Presse. At UDP, Matvei curates the Eastern European Poets Series (since 2002), and edits and designs various books. He also co-edited the Emergency Gazette (1998-2002) and 6×6 magazine from 2000-2017. He served as UDP’s Co-Executive Director with Anna Moschovakis for about ten years, and is now a member of the Working Collective as Managing Editor and Production Manager.

Matvei is the author of Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square), the poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists), the novella-in-fragments Boris by the Sea (Octopus), and several chapbooks, including The Nature Poetry of Matvei Yankelevich (Knock-Off), The Present Work (Palm Press), and Writing in the Margin (Loudmouth Collective). His writing has appeared in A Perimeter, ActionYes, BOMB Magazine, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Mandorla, Open City, Tantalum, Weekday, Zen Monster, and other little magazines.

He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (for translation) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (for poetry).
His translations of Daniil Kharms were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Ardis/Overlook) and received praise from the TLS, the Guardian, the New York Times, and elsewhere. His co-translation (with Eugene Ostashevsky) of Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB) received the National Translation Award in 2014. His translations have appeared in Calque, Circumference, Harpers, New American Writing, Poetry, and the New Yorker; and in several anthologies, including OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (Northwestern) and Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (FSG).

His critical writing includes essays on Conceptual Poetry (LA Review of Books) and on Russian-American poetry (Octopus). He edited a portfolio of Contemporary Russian Poetry and Poetics for the magazine Aufgabe (No. 8, Fall 2009). Matvei teaches for the Columbia University’s School of the Arts (Writing Division) and is a member of the Writing faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He has taught seminars and workshops at Queens College, Wesleyan University, Long Island University, Hunter College, Colorado College, Naropa’s Summer Writing Program, and the Poetry Project.

Yankelevich’s workshop is open to current students and also alumni of the MFAW program.  Participants in the summer Clockhouse Writers Conference are especially welcome to put this professional development opportunity on their calendars!

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm est

Location

Goddard College, Plainfield Campus

123 Pitkin Rd

july

13julalldayPublisher Andy Hunter to visit Port Townsend campus in July

Event Details

Andy Hunter is the Publisher & COO of Catapult, the Publisher of Literary Hub, and co-founding Chairman of Electric Literature, Hunter and his teams at each organization are exploring literary culture, supporting digital innovation in storytelling, and expanding the community of writers, readers, and publishers.

Catapult, launched in 2016, has recently made headlines by publishing award-winning fiction and nonfiction of the highest literary caliber; it offers writing classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing, find resources, and get inspired. Catapult nurtures emerging writers by helping them better their craft, and supports more established writers by evenly sharing revenues from the classes they teach, and by paying to publish their work online. Catapult strives to be a successful business model for the future of independent publishing.

Andy will be on campus to talk to current students and alumni on July 13th.  Stay tuned for more details!

Time

All Day (Saturday)

15jul7:00 pm8:30 pmCamille Dungy to join the Port Townsend residency in July

Event Details

Award-winning poet and writer, Camille T. Dungy, will be joining the Port Townsend residency this summer.  She will be giving a public reading on July 15th in the evening, with a workshop the next morning open to current Goddard MFAW students and alumni.  Join us for an evening of reading and conversation with this 2019 Guggenheim Fellow!

Dungy’s debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History(W. W. Norton, 2017), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award. Her other poetry collections are Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), winner of the American Book Award, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), finalist for PEN the Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (Persea, 2009), and served as assistant editor on Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Her poems and essays have appeared in Best American PoetryBest American Travel Writing100 Best African American Poems, nearly 30 other anthologies, plus dozens of print and online venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, VQR, Guernica, and Poets.org. Other honors include two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, two NAACP Image Award nominations, two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and fellowships from the NEA in both poetry and prose. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her husband and child.

Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

august

13aug5:30 pm7:00 pmAugust 13th Goddard MFA Zoom Information MeetingMeet Goddard College MFA in Creating Writing's program director Elena Georgiou and learn how our low-residency MFA program can help you develop your voice as a writer in the world.

Event Details

Find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing on August 13th.  Meet Program Director Elena Georgiou and discover why the first low residency MFA program in the country is still thriving and may be the best for you!

GODDARD HONORS YOUR VOICE, YOUR VISION, YOUR GOALS AND YOUR LIFE.  OUR AWARD-WINNING FACULTY IS HERE TO HELP YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO CREATE THE PROJECT YOU CAME TO WRITE. OUR RESIDENCIES GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT OR DIVE DEEPLY INTO YOUR GENRE.  NO LECTURES, NO REQUIRED TRACKS, NO ONE ELSE’S CANON.

Goddard’s model is ideal for people with commitments to family or work who choose to hone their writing skills at the same time. The Goddard MFA program enables you to tailor your study to any of a wide variety of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic novel, and hybrid forms, and to learn from a diverse faculty of published authors. Goddard also offers playwriting, screenwriting, TV writing, and libretto writing from our Vermont campus, through one-on-one mentorship from working writers in the TV, theatre, film, and opera fields.

Goddard’s program takes place on two coasts: Port Townsend, WA in February and July, and Plainfield, VT in January and July.

To join the call, and find out more about Goddard, please RSVP to Admissions Counselor Rhonda Brace (rhonda.brace@goddard.edu) and she will send you a Zoom meeting link to participate.

 

Time

(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Location

Virtual

Organizer

Goddard College Admissionsdaphne.kinney-landis@goddard.edu

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