Author Archives: sonyahuber

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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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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More Lit Mags We Love

This week we present five more favorite literary magazines, with descriptions written by our intrepid assistant editors: The Common: “Inspired by this mission (finding the extraordinary) and the roles of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, The Common seeks to recapture an old idea.” The idea of bringing […]
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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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2012 Award Winners Announced

Announcing the 2012 Dogwood Award Winners! I’d like to thank our judges, Katie Riegel and Ira Sukrungruang, who received the blind-submission finalists chosen by our editors. Special thanks go to Ira for reading in two categories. Katherine Riegel’s first book of poetry is Castaway (FutureCycle Press 2010). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous […]
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Reading submissions

In the midst of reading submissions for our 2011-2012 issue, I have the opportunity to look over comments from my undergraduate crew of Assistant Editors and occasionally to disagree with their sentiments. Sometimes a piece that seems clunky to them is, to me, beautiful for its lack of pretension. What I am finding today is […]
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Rebuilding Dogwood

If you’d like to allow us to put part or all of your published Dogwood content online, please let us know. We’d appreciate it! Also, strangely enough, we are missing back issues from these years: 2006 and 2008. Anyone have one they’d like to donate? We are amnesiac, but loveable.

Relaunch of Dogwood!

Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose has resumed publication in 2011 with new editor Sonya Huber and a contest with $500 prizes in three genres. We’re blogging and Twittering and Facebooking and linking and saying hello. We’re also now using the fine and useful submission manager Submishmash (since renamed Submittable) which has lightened the […]
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Slideshow of Dogwood Covers

Dogwood trees

These are the fruits of the dogwood, which I have seen hanging from trees in Connecticut. Whether they are edible or not is not clear. I have a lot to learn.

Dogwood 2008 is on the run

  Dogwood Issue 2008 is not among our archives, but we are actively seeking a copy. Do you have one you’d like to donate? It looks lovely and I am sure its content matches its fine cover.