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Update: Dogwood Literary Prize

Thanks to those who have inquired about their submissions in recent weeks.  We are almost ready to send finalists to judges; once we do that, we will let all prize entrants know their status.  We appreciate your patience as we conclude our prize reading. As we make our final editorial decisions, we will contact writers […]
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To Accommodate West Coast Entrants, Deadline Extended

We apologize for not specifying that our deadline for the Dogwood Literary Prizes  was midnight Eastern Standard Time yesterday.  To accommodate those in other time zones, the contest will be extended 24 hours, to midnight Eastern Standard Time tonight, September 6.  To enter, you may use our online submission manager for your submissions until midnight […]
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Today is the Last Day to Submit Online to the Dogwood Literary Prizes!

Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose began accepting entries of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2016-2017 issue and contest on July 1, with a deadline of Sept. 5. Winners in the three genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction will be chosen by the judges listed below; a grand prize winner will then be chosen […]
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A Fall Spent Reading: The Coming of Fall Marks the Final Weekend for Dogwood Literary Prize Entries

As fall approaches, so does the deadline for writers to enter the Dogwood Literary Prizes.  Enter by September 5th!  Winners in the three genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction will be chosen by judges in each genre; a grand prize winner will then be chosen from among those three.  The grand prize winner will receive […]
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As We Head into the Final Weeks of Dogwood’s Contest, Nonfiction Judge Announced; $1500 in Prizes

We’re pleased to announce that the Nonfiction Judge for this year’s contest will be Sarah Einstein.  Sarah Einstein teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is the author of Mot: A Memoir (University of Georgia Press 2015) and Remnants of Passion (Shebooks 2014). Her work has also appeared in a variety […]
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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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From Your Writing Desk to the World: Enter Our Contest and See Your Work in Print

We know you’re enjoying those last hazy days of summer working serenely at a writing desk just like this one, but remember that until September 5, you can enter Dogwood‘s 2017 Literary Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a chance at the $1000 prize and publication.  Learn more at our submittable page.  Those who […]
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Big News: Karen Osborn will judge our fiction submissions

We are please to let you know that the fiction judge for this year’s contest is Karen Osborn, the author of four novels: Patchwork, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Between Earth and Sky, The River Road, and Centerville, which won the Independent Publishers Award in 2013. Her poetry has been published […]
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The 2017 Dogwood Literary Prize Is Underway, And…

…we’re proud to announce that the poetry judge for this year’s contest will be Michele Glazer, who is the author of three books of poems, most recently, On Tact, & the Made Up World (Iowa). She teaches in and directs the MFA and BFA programs at Portland State University. Stay tuned for announcements in coming […]
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Entries Being Accepted for Dogwood’s 2017 Literary Prizes

Fireworks aren’t the only thing that make this weekend special!  As of July 1, you can enter Dogwood‘s 2017 Literary Prizes for a chance at the $1000 prize and publication.  Learn more at our submittable page.  Those who would prefer not to enter the contest but would like their work considered in our always-blind review […]
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First Glimpse: Dogwood 15

It’s on its way to us from the printer, but here for your viewing pleasure is the lovely cover of Dogwood 15 (2016) featuring an image by Shaun O’Dell, used by permission of the Whitney Museum of American Art.  We are proud of each and every piece included here, and can’t wait till the issue […]
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Big News! 2016 Dogwood Literary Prize Winners Announced

The Editors of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Dogwood Literary Prizes and thank our judges, Kate Hopper (Nonfiction), Steven Schwartz (Fiction), and Gail Wronsky (Poetry) for their hard work.  All prize winners, as well as finalists, will be published in Dogwood’s 2016 edition, due […]
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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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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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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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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.

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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