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    Water~Stone Review  
    Founded in 1998, Water~Stone Review has earned a place in the literary marketplace as a magazine of high literary and design quality, staffed by graduate assistants. The review publishes work in all genres by writers at all stages of their careers. It also publishes essay reviews and writers’ interviews. 

    Runestone is an online undergraduate literary journal that provides mentorship and hands-on experience for student editors, publishing and promoting the nation’s finest undergraduate writers in an online forum. Graduate students serve as associate editors, while undergraduates make up the student editorial board.

    rock, paper, scissors 
    rock, paper, scissors is a literary magazine written and edited by students in Hamline University’s creative writing programs. The magazine is a platform for emerging writers and scholars at Hamline University to engage in the larger world of art and academia. Contact the editors to purchase a copy.

    The Storyteller’s Inkpot blog  
    Join the discussion as faculty, students, and graduates of Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program talk about the program, books, writing, the writing life, the creative process, and a little bit of kidlit everything.


    Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop
    Hamline graduate students have the opportunity to work with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, a program that brings creative writing classes, mentoring, and literary programming to incarcerated individuals in Minnesota’s state prisons.

    The Society of Young Inklings
    Hamline graduate students partner with the Society of Young Inklings to support youth writers, ages 8-18. Students mentor young writers one-on-one, teach classes, hold workshops, and help budding authors explore their creativity.


    John Brandon looking away from the camera. Trees in background.

    Creative Writing Program Department Chair John Brandon's newest novel, 'Ivory Shoals' (McSweeney's) will be released Tuesday, July 20, 2021. It received a great review in the Star Tribune.


    Concision Poetry Journal was started in 2021 by MFA alumna Haley Lasché, an experimental poet looking to promote work that excites her.


    The Under Review, a literary journal co-founded by Hamline MFA alumni and CWP staff members Meghan Maloney-Vinz and Terry Horstman, recently launched its new issue for Spring 2021. A virtual reading to celebrate this issue's contributors has been scheduled for Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. CT.


    Hamline University creative writing program lecturer Richard Pelster-Wiebe is one of four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2021 McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists.