Readers & Writers
Publisher Resources
Search Publishers

Welcome to the CLMP Directory of independent literary publishers, a digital resource and offspring of CLMP’s former annual print directory.

Browse presses, magazines, and online publishers alphabetically using the top navigation bar. Search for a specific press by entering its name or choosing a format from the dropdown menu.


The Common
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (413) 542-5453
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    FB. Twitter. Tumblr. Instagram.
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    MISSION To deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art. VISION 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.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • If Yes, please name
    Amherst College
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Jennifer Acker
  • Contact title
    Editor in Chief
  • Focus
    The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Issues of The Common include
  • Submissions policy
    READING PERIODS: March 1 – June 1 September 1 – December 1 (Subscribers may submit year-round.) WE DO NOT ACCEPT EMAIL OR PAPER SUBMISSIONS. (Paper submissions will not be returned to submitters.) All submissions must be received though Submittable.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?

We would like to collect information during your site visit to help us better understand site use. This data is anonymized, and will not be used for marketing purposes. Read More on our Privacy Policy page. You can withdraw permission at any time or update your privacy settings here. Please choose below to continue.