The Common :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About The Common: The Common publishes fiction, essays, poetry, documentary vignettes, and images that invoke a modern sense of place.
Editor: Jennifer Acker
Frost Library, Amherst College
Amherst, MA 02001-5000
Phone: (413) 542-5453
Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no e-mail Online submissions: yes Reading period: 12/1-1/1 Response time: 1 month after submissions close Payment: yes Contests: no Founded: June 2010 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Frost Library, Amherst College Average pages: 200 Subscription 1 year: $20
Publisher’s description: The Common is an award-winning new print and online literary magazine publishing literature and images with a strong sense of place. Inspired by the mission of the town common—a gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas—we publish original narratives, characters, and language that reflect the worlds of the speakers and narrators. In the pages of The Common, the setting, real or imagined, impacts states of heart and mind.
In The Common, readers discover brand new writers and artists from around the world published alongside established favorites. Our first four issues include fiction by Lauren Groff, Jennifer Haigh, and Stephen O’Connor, poetry by Mary Jo Salter, Tom Sleigh, and Brad Leithauser, and essays by Ted Conover and Philip Lopate as well as work by many debut and emerging authors.
The Common, based at Amherst College, publishes two print issues per year and maintains an active website featuring essays and art, plus audio and video content.
last updated 02/20/2013