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A Journal of Poetry and Prose

About Dogwood: Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is an award-winning annual print journal founded in 2001—also available via LitRagger—publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Contact Information:

Editor: Sonya Huber

Fairfield University

Dept. of English

1073 N. Benson Ave.

Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

Phone: (203) 254-4000



Submission/Subscription Information:

Formats: print, e-pub Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry

Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 8/1-10/15 Response time: 3-4 months from deadline Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2001 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $10 [print]/$3 [e-pub] Sample price (postpaid): $10 Average pages: 150 Subscription (individuals) 1 year: $8 [print]/$2.50 [e-pub] Subscription (institutions) 1 year: $10

Publisher's description: Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose is an award-winning annual print journal founded in 2001 that publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Editors select finalists in all three genres to be considered for a fall annual contest featuring a grand prize of $1000. We find ourselves drawn to writing rich in detail, peopled with characters that move like living things, taking place in rooms and towns that smell and taste as real as the places we might have been. NewPages has described us as "highly recommended..." and the Review Review described our content as "well-written and compelling."

Dogwood has published poets such as Elton Glaser, Allison Joseph, Virgil Suarez, and Joshua Mehigan, and fiction writers such as Eric Gabriel Lehman, Nalini Jones, Tom Hazuka, and Gina Ochsner. Judges for the competition have included former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, and Oprah book club author A. Manette Ansay. Work from Dogwood has been selected for The Pushcart Prize Anthology and has been featured on Verse Daily. The digital edition is now also available via LitRagger on iTunes for $3, and you can purchase a single print issue via PayPal or subscribe for $8 a year.


Recent Issues:

Volume 13, 2014: The element of self-discovery triggered by clues from the past finds common theme with our nonfiction selections, including “Love, Now and Always,” Molly Roger’s piece about the secrets kept by her bomb-making mother and Sue Fagalde Lick’s “Father-Daughter Dance,” about phone calls between a father and a daughter. This conversation between generations is mirrored in some of our poetry, including Robin Myers’ “Antelmo to His Daughter, Norma (1991-2009).” Like all good writing, the authors featured here strain for empathy in the both the extreme and intimate moments of life, from Julie L. Moore’s riveting poem “Close Range” to the quiet power of Rebecca Olson’s “How it starts,” our poetry winner.


last updated 05/19/2014