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Runestone Literary Journal Wins 2017 AWP Prize for Content


Runestone has been selected as the 2017 winner for content in the Association of Writers and Writing Program’s National Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines!

The judge for content, Sharon Dolin, chose Runestone saying, 

There is an impressive array of bold student work with a generous number of writers from the Midwest. In all three genres: from creative nonfiction to fiction to poetry, this journal demonstrates a consistently high level of undergraduate writing. The editors have achieved the standard they set for themselves of publishing an online journal that ‘can maintain’ and possibly ‘exceed the standards of print.’ The undergraduate work showcased here eschews sentimentality, and in many cases, takes an unflinching look at painful subject matter. Runestone is an all-around inspiring read!

An announcement of winners will appear in the September 2017 issue of the Writer’s Chronicle as well as on the AWP website.

Congratulations to Runestone's undergraduate contributors, editorial boards, and assistant editors; graduate student associate editors; Hamline's CWP staff; and especially to founding faculty editor, Katrina Vandenberg.

For more about Runestone:

A link to Runestone Journal, Volume 3
Runestone's Blog Post on the Award
... and don't forget to browse through the journal and blog archives!