The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University will shortly launch Runestone, a national online literary annual, compiled and edited by our BFA students. We plan to feature the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry we can get our hands on, all of it written by — we hope — your students.
Runestone’s editorial process will take place each spring in our upper-level undergraduate course, Introduction to Literary Publishing: Runestone. The class is a collaborative effort among its faculty-editor; two assistant editors, both graduate students in our MFA program; and its undergraduate student editorial board. We will provide an intense level of mentorship, and invaluable hands-on experience of the publishing process, for our students and yours.
We are committed to excellence. We take seriously our role in creating the next generation of editors and publishing talented undergraduate students for what may be the first time. We believe we can create a digital journal that maintains or exceeds the standards of print. We believe that an online journal can be made physically beautiful. We will archive all issues online so that our authors and our editors can point to work they are proud of in the future.
Submissions are open at this link from October 15 to December 15.