Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art is an annual publication produced entirely by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing program. We publish the very best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and (as the name indicates) visual art. Our staff aims to produce a journal that you’ll not only want to read and reread, but also a beautiful art object that you’ll be proud to display in your home.
Why should you submit to Columbia: A Journal? Because we are dedicated to publishing not only established authors but also fresh, never before published voices. We devote as much energy to seeking out excellence in the slush pile as we do to soliciting work from agented writers. Columbia was founded in 1977 and, in the years since, has published work from Nobel laureates and unknowns, National Book-award winners and newcomers. We had Tom Perrotta’s first published short story and early poems from Alicia Ostriker and Suji Kwock Kim. Our archives include everyone from Raymond Carver to Lorrie Moore to Louise Glück to Philip Gourevitch to Noam Chomsky to Etgar Keret. Recent issues have featured Lydia Davis, Deb Olin Unferth, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Richard Ford, and Michael Ondaatje, as well as Amy Bloom and Philip Lopate.
Columbia: A Journal is also supported by its online content, Catch and Release, where we publish a wider group of writers and hope to establish a home for the literary-minded – from MFA students to editors to readers to aspiring writers – to join the conversation. From showcasing new flash fiction to recommending worthwhile reads elsewhere on the web to sharing tiny gems from the deep Columbia archives, our online content is a great way to get to know us. Please visit us there!
|Managing Editor||Laura Standley|
|Nonfiction Editor||Caroline McCaughey|
|Fiction Editor||Maris Finn|
|Poetry Editor||Laura Romeyn|
|Art Editor||Gregory Gentert|
|Web Editor||David Salinas|
|Online Content Editor||E.B. Bartels|
|Development Manager||Alicia Meir|
|Contests & Promotions Manager||Caroline Bodian|