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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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What Our Writers Are Up to Now: 2007

Peter Schmitt, “Cat in a Hurricane” and “Swimming Naked with the Quakers” Peter Schmitt is the author of five collections of poems, including Renewing the Vows, in which these selections appear. Lynne Thompson, “More Than a Rhythm Section” Since [...]
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