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About Ascent: "Simply and unobtrusively one of the best."— Literary Magazine Review

Contact Information:

Department of English

Concordia College

901 S. 8th St.

Moorhead, MN  56562

Phone: (218) 299-3705



Submission Information:

ISSN: 0098-9363 Founded: 1975 Issues per year: updated regularly Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website)

Publisher’s Description: Founded by Dan Curley at the University of Illinois, Ascent is an collection of fiction, poetry and essays that provokes and entertains the head as well as the heart. Now housed at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and edited by W. Scott Olsen, each issue features dramatic poetry, thoughtful essays, and fiction with a solid narrative. We publish as many first-time authors as well-known names. We promise good company to our authors, and work that matters to our readers. Now in our 37th year with a full history of honors, we have no rules except the belief that literature can transform the world, one reader at a time. We hope you'll join us.

"Simply and unobtrusively one of the best." —Literary Magazine Review