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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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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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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