To deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art.
To serve as a vibrant common space for the global exchange of ideas and experiences. To be an essential destination for creative work that embodies particular times and places, both real and imagined. To mentor and promote the next generation of writers, editors, and publishers.
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The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Issues of The Common include
March 1 – June 1
September 1 – December 1 (Poetry closed until 2017)
PROSE: Our reading period will be closed until fall, September 1, 2016. (Subscribers may submit year-round.)
POETRY: Our reading period will be closed until spring, March 1, 2017. (Subscribers may submit year-round.)
DISPATCHES: All dispatch submissions are accepted for free year-round.
IMAGES: We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions for images.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT EMAIL OR PAPER SUBMISSIONS. (Paper submissions will not be returned to submitters.)
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