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The Chaffin Journal
  • Type of organization
  • Web address
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    The Chaffin Journal is a relaunch of a small print journal established at Eastern Kentucky University in the 1980s, as the result of a small endowment left by a former English professor. Circulation peaked at approximately 100, contributors were primarily from Kentucky, and most of the few submissions were accepted for publication. With the relaunch, I am determined to increase submissions and circulation with the hope of attracting a greater diversity of writers and establishing a reputation for high literary quality.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • If Yes, please name
    Eastern Kentucky University
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Nancy Jensen
  • Contact title
    Associate Professor of English
  • Focus
    The Chaffin Journal seeks work that honors literary traditions while breaking new ground with fresh, diverse voices.
  • Submissions policy
    Through Submissions Manager, we will accept online submissions of literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction annually April - June.
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