• Our Literary Journals and Blogs

    The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University publishes three annual reviews edited by the students in our undergraduate and graduate programs, two are national journals (Water~Stone Review, Runestone) and one in-house (rock, paper, scissors). We also are the home of the popular national children's lit blog, The Storyteller's Inkpot. Learn more about our journals and blogs below.

    Journals: Water~Stone Review

    Water~Stone Review Literary Annual and Blogsite

    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 annual contests and visual art curated by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. 

    Visit Water~Stone Review Site


    Journals: Runestone 

    Runestone Literary Journal and Blog 

    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. 

    Visit Runestone Site



    Journals: rps

    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.

    Learn More about rps

    Journals: Inkpot  

    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, creative process, and a little bit of kid’s lit everything.

    Visit The Storyteller's Inkpot