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    Our Literary Journals

    The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University publishes three annual reviews edited by the students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. 

    Water~Stone Review Literary Annual

    Founded in 1998, Water~Stone Review has earned a place in the literary marketplace as a magazine of high literary and design quality. It continues to serve its purpose as an invaluable teaching tool for students and has furthered the reputation of Hamline’s MFA program.

    The review publishes work in all genres by emerging, mid-career, and well-established writers. It also publishes essay reviews and writers’ interviews. Features include an annual contest (i.e., the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize, the Brenda Ueland Fiction Prize, and the Judith Kitchen Creative Nonfiction Prize) and visual art curated by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

    Visit Water~Stone Review Site 


    Runestone Literary Journal

    Runestone is committed to nurturing the next generation of editors and writers. We provide intense mentorship and hands-on experience for student editors across multiple levels of expertise. We publish and promote the nation’s finest undergraduate writers in an online forum that is physically beautiful, and maintains or exceeds the standards of print. 

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

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    rock, paper, scissors

    rock, paper, scissors is a literary magazine edited by and showcasing the creative work of 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.

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