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 About CutBank: A journal of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction.

Contact Information:

English Department, LA 133

University of Montana

Missoula, MT  59812

Phone: (406) 243-6156



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 9/15-2/1 Response time: 4 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0734-9963 Founded: 1973 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $10 Average pages: 125 Sample price (postpaid): $4 Subscription: $15

Publisher’s description: We’re proud of CutBank‘s forty years as Montana’s foremost literary magazine, founded in 1973 by the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana and helmed initially by favorite literary son William Kittredge.

We publish two print issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike.

We’re global in scope, but with a regional bias. Over the years, we’ve been privileged to feature work by Wendell Berry, Louise Erdrich, Richard Hugo, Seamus Heaney, James Welch, Patricia Goedicke, James Lee Burke, Chris Offutt, Aimee Bender, Steve Almond, and a number of other writers whose work we’re fond of. That’s the joy, we think, of both publishing and reading a publication like CutBank: discovering and developing a fondness for new work.

“Everything about this magazine intrigues—its look, the art, the poetry, the fiction… Who could ask for more?”
Literary Magazine Review

Recent issues:

CutBank 81 features some of the most eclectic, interesting writing we've seen. The issue includes the 2014 winners of the Montana Prizes for Fiction and NonFiction and the Patricia Goedicke Prize for Poetry.

Cutbank 80 is ready to go! Read poetry by Jason Gordon, Christina Olson, Amish Trivedi, Hanae Jonas, Leora Fridman, Kelly Moffett, Brad Volger, Sam Thayn, Cody Ernst, Keegan Lester, Emily Ho, James D’Agostino, Becca Klaver, Annie Guthrie, and more; fiction by Justin Carroll, Vedran Husić, Liv Stratman, and Kirstin Allio; drawings by Dmitry Borshch; and nonfiction by Devon Taylor and Sarah Vallance.

Cutbank 79 features the work of Emma Copley Eisenberg, Joe Zendarski, Marvin Shackelford, Nick Neely, Kevin Phan, Colleen O’Brien, Shawn Fawson, Christopher Kempf, Faith Gardner, Rebecca Aronson, Matthew Ferrence, Gary L. McDowell, Daniel Lusk, K Bissaillon, Leigh Gallagher, Scout Cuomo, Andy Fogle, Jacob Newberry, Mónica Gomery, Laura Hartenberger, Connie Mae Oliver, Thomas Pattersen, Tim Fitts, Caroline Knapp, A. Anupama, Chad Reynolds, Haley Hach, Laura Stott, Tirzah Goldenberg, Andrew Seguin, Ana Maria Spagna, Tiah Lindner Raphael, and Matthew Socia.


last updated 07/01/2014