Category Archives: staff

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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