Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art is an annual publication that features the very best poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art. Our pages include both established and emerging writers, with works that cut across all styles and subjects. Above all, our commitment is to our readers—to producing a collection that informs, surprises, challenges and inspires.

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Issue 57 is in print as of May 2019 and available for you to purchase ($15 per copy, see below) in person at Bookculture on 112th, McNally Jackson on Prince Street, Quimby’s NYC on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, and Quimby’s in Chicago, with more retailers to come.

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Columbia, A Journal Of Literature And Art
415 Dodge Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

Current Issue (57): $15 each.
Last year’s issue (56): $10 each.

Back Issues
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