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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.



    Hot Pink, a new show from Amazon Studios in association with Annapurna Pictures, was loosely inspired by Elana K. Arnold’s National Book Award finalist "What Girls Are Made Of."

    Portrait of Pelster-Wiebe against a brick wall.

    Angela Pelster-Wiebe, a professor who teaches nonfiction writing in the Creative Writing Program, is one of four Minnesotans to receive a 2021 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers Loft Award for Creative Prose.


    In this heartfelt middle school drama, Hannah's schemes for throwing her own bat mitzvah unleash family secrets, create rivalries with best friends, and ultimately teach Hannah what being Jewish is all about.


    "Reel Bay: A Cinematic Essay" by MFA alum Jana Larson and published by Coffee House Press is now available to order.