Category Archives: editing

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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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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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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Rejection and Courage

By Danielle Anctil, Managing Editor As a senior undergraduate student, I’ve been spending a portion of this semester filling out applications to law schools. I’ve suddenly found myself thrown back into high school, when I had to write college application essays that would tell an admissions committee what they should know about me that they […]
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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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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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