Little, Brown Children’s Book Editors Talk to Dogwood

by Maria Mazzaro, Dogwood Managing Editor  “There’s a fine line between cannibalizing your own sales and putting out two things that are very similar and realizing that readers will read it all.” Leslie Shumate, Editorial Assistant at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, shared this insight with me after I asked her about the Twilight phenomenon. It’s a […]
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Celebrating the Writers of Dogwood 15

a In the coming days we will be posting selections from the writers of  Dogwood 15, each of whose work was submitted for publication during our contest and open reading period last year.  You can submit your work to this year’s contest and open reading period by clicking this link.   Below is the table of […]
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Today’s the Day: Last Day to Submit to the Dogwood Literary Prize

Today is the last day to spin your lights with ours!  Enter Dogwood’s Literary Prize! Submit your work and check out the judges for each genre here.  All entries are also considered for publication in the magazine. Dogwood welcomes entries in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for its annual contest with a $1000 grand prize for […]
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Dogwood Literary Prize Prose Judges Announced: Meet Kate Hopper & Steven Schwartz

The editors are pleased to announce that Kate Hopper and Steven Schwartz have agreed to serve as Dogwood’s creative nonfiction (CNF) and fiction (F) judges this year.  There is still time to submit to the prize by clicking here.  The deadline for prize entries is September 5. Kate Hopper (CNF) is the author of Use Your […]
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Dogwood Literary Prize Poetry Judge Announced: Meet Poet Gail Wronsky

The editors are proud to announce that poet, essayist, and translator Gail Wronsky will act as our prize’s poetry judge.  There is still time to submit to the prize by clicking here.  The deadline for prize entries is September 5.  Check back tomorrow for news on our prose judges! Gail Wronsky is the author, coauthor, […]
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Good News! The Dogwood Submission Portal is Open for Contest and Other Submissions

Good news!  Dogwood’s submission portal is open for its 2015-2016 contest and non-contest submissions! A prize of $1000 goes to one winning entry, and you have until September 5 to send us your brilliance.  Submit your work here. Dogwood welcomes entries in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for its annual contest with a $1000 grand prize for one winning entry. […]
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Interview with Connie Hsu – Senior Editor, Macmillan (Roaring Brook Press)

by Nicole Gallucci, Dogwood Managing Editor   Throughout my past two years at Fairfield University I was fortunate enough to become involved in Dogwood. I reviewed the slush pile as an Assistant Editor, made my way up to Associate Editor where I got the chance to directly work on content and layout, and this year, was awarded […]
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One Fairfield University Professor’s Path to Publishing: And Starting My Own Publishing Journey

By Molly Gregory, Dogwood Managing Editor Ever since I got to college, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to edit children’s books. Growing up, books were a huge part of my life and my world. There was nothing that I loved more than curling up in my living room armchair with a new book fresh from the library, […]
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Interview with our featured artist, Shanna Melton

Fairfield senior Nicole Gallucci interviews our cover artist for the 2015 issue, Shanna Tanika Melton. An artist for as long as she can remember, Shanna explained, “I don’t remember not painting.” Though she started very young, she shared that it wasn’t till around eight or nine years old that she started seriously trying to figure […]
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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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Dogwood 2014 Contest Winners

Dogwood is pleased to announce the contest winners of the upcoming 2014 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 from both new and acclaimed writers across […]
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VIDA numbers that work

I don’t know if we’ve found a solution for a lagging VIDA count, but our numbers seem to work. Dogwood is an annual literary magazine published out of Fairfield University, and I took over the role of editor when I arrived in Fall 2011. The first year, I ran a contest that was non-anonymous. Our total number of […]
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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.


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