Great review from New Pages!

Sherra Wong of New Pages gave Dogwood’s 2014 issue a glowing review. This issue of Dogwood serves up a generous helping of surprising and original reading…A variety of styles is represented, some more experimental than others, but I never feel lost, either literally or emotionally, or feel that the writers draw too much attention to themselves […]
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Contest is in full swing!

Earlier this week, students in Fairfield University’s low-residency MFA program began reading submissions and deliberating about what we loved and what we wanted to see in the handful of fiction we’d begun to consider. The view outside was lovely, but we were all hunched over our text, thinking about your work. There’s still time to […]
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Antrim House: The Soul of Poetry

By Kalee Brunelle, Dogwood Managing Editor As an undergraduate history major, Robert McQuilkin never could have predicted that he would end up becoming the director of the renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington, CT. Furthermore, he never could have predicted that after speaking with and getting to know a multitude of poets, he would […]
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Interview with the Judges

By Carly Sutherland, Associate Editor (Pictured above: three associate editors–author Carly Sutherland at left, Shawna Clark, and Kalee Brunelle–prepping for the issue launch event on April 18, 2013.) Once we got the results of the contest winners for the Spring 2013 issue of Dogwood, we were excited. Elated. Proud. The pieces were well chosen, and […]
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Launch Event

Dogwood held our first launch event on Thursday April 18th at the Fairfield University Bookstore.  The event was organized by our student editors and attended by the journal’s staff as well as members of the university community.  Cover artist, Gordon Skinner, former Dogwood author, Claire Zoghb, literary editor, Gabby Gabby, as well as undergraduate student […]
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New Back Issue Content Available!

Dogwood is happy to announce that we have begun the process of adding more online back issue content for our readers to enjoy! Content for both Volume #5 (2005) and Volume #8 (2008) is now available on our site, and will be continually updated in the coming weeks. Links to specific pieces that are now […]
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Dogwood 2013 Contest Winners

Dogwood is pleased to announce the contest winners of the upcoming 2013 issue, which is available in print and via LitRagger. Dogwood is an annual journal of poetry and prose sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department at Fairfield University. From August 1st-October 15th each year, the Dogwood staff collects works […]
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Featured Artist Gordon Skinner

At a younger age, Skinner struggled with his own identity as an African-American, and according to his artist statement, he often feels like “he is part of a group that feels fragmented, colonized, and lost.”

So when he started painting, three years ago (really? yes, 2009), he wanted to “vent that sense of invisibility in a tangible way.”

A Bold New Masthead

NewPages reviewer wrote in fall of 2012 that editor Sonya Huber “aims to this university magazine in a new direction.” Those were high compliments, given the fact that Dogwood had just returned from a year hiatus.

In addition to reconsidering the submission process behind our journal, Sonya and staff have also decided that our 10-year-old publication needed a facelift.

Reality Check in the Ram Van

By Anna Wolk, Managing Editor (and soon-to-be rock star) “Don’t do it.” she said. Sleepy, warm and tired I had just muttered to my friend in the Fordham University Ram Van that I was thinking about going into publishing.  Maybe I was in a state of delirium.  I had spent all day shopping and running around […]
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Litmags our Assistant Editors Love

Adventum Magazine stands out for its innovation concerning its content in relation to aesthetics. Throughout my search, focusing on photography, this is the only magazine that I found which incorporated a photo essay. Although visuals often accompany all forms of writing, you often need to read the whole of the essay to find the sentence that […]
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Fall contest is open… and more

We just launched the Fall 2012 contest (all the details here), with results to be announced in Spring 2013 and to appear in Vol. 12 of Dogwood. This year we have increased our contest Grand Prize to $1000, and we are now accepting entries in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry via our online submission system run […]
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Judges for 2013 Announced and Riverwood Poetry Festival

We have an all-star roster of judges for Dogwood’s 2013 contest, which will open on August 1, 2012. I’ll post their bios and more information soon, but I couldn’t wait to share the news. Roxane Gay, fiction Adrian Matejka, poetry Adriana Páramo, nonfiction Wow. Make these judges impressed with your stunning work! In other news, […]
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The First Online Content is from Maya Jewell Zeller

The staff at Dogwood has done a fantastic job not only gathering information about our past issues but also contacting our writers from the past decade. They have also sketched out a plan for how to gradually get permissions to post selections from our back-issue content. The first real step in this direction, from our […]
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Dogwood 2012 Issue, Contents, and Contest Winners!

After a year of hiatus, and a digital rebirth, Dogwood returns this year with a brand new issue, a brand new student staff, and a brand new Editor. Sonya Huber, the new Editor of Dogwood, has taken up the task of building a new foundation for Dogwood that will provide stability and relevancy in the […]
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What Our Writers are Up to Now: 2002

Cecilia Woloch “Ottava Rima: Lear,” “My Mother’s Pillow,” “Nocturne” Cecilia Woloch’s pieces that first appeared in Dogwood’s 2003 issue where published in her 2003 collection, Late from BOA Editions. Susan Kelly-DeWitt  “Valerian,” “Butterfly” Susan Kelly-DeWitt’s is the author of The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press) and eight previous small press collections. Her online chapbook, Season of Change is forthcoming from the online […]
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What Our Writers Are Up to Now: 2008

James Reed  “Priceless Good Will” James Reed has been an instructor of creative writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While teaching, he was also the Fiction and Marketing Editor of The Nebraska Review. His work has also appeared in Bat City Review, The River Styx, and West Branch.  He has received the Charles B. Wood Award for […]
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What Our Writers are Up To Now: 2005

Lyn Lifshin ” Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941″ Lyn Lifshin has a few forthcoming books including All the Poets Who Have Touched Me, Living and Dead, All True: Especially the Lies, A Gil Goes Into the Woods from  New York Quarterly Books and For the Roses: Poems for Joni Mitchell . Eugene Gloria “Diane Arbus Prowls Our Street” […]
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What Our Writers are Up to Now: 2001

Katharyn Machan “Braiding,”  “Witch” Currently Katharyn Howd Machan now as a full professor, has been teaching on the faculty of the Department of Writing at Ithaca College ever since, with additional active roles in the Women’s Studies Program and the Gerontology Institute. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies/textbooks most recently Belly Words: Poems of […]
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What Our Writers Are Up to Now: 2009

Julie L. Moore, “Harnessing Infinity” & “Ancient Ritual” Julie L. Moore is the author of Slipping Out of Bloom, her first full-length book of poetry, which was published by WordTech Editions in June 2010. Her poetry has also been published in several anthologies, including Becoming: Anthology of Women’s Stories, and Mamas and Papas from City Works Press. Connie Post, “Vessel […]
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