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Creative Writing Subject Guide

This guide is designed to aid writers and artists embarking on creative writing projects.

Find a Specific Magazine or Journal Title

If you already have a magazine or journal title in mind, use Catalyst's Journal Search to see if St. Olaf provides access.

Pay attention to the years of coverage. Some databases have historical coverage, some have recent issues and articles.

Browse Literary Magazines Online

Use BrowZine to peruse a wide selection of creative writing journals.

In the Stacks

The latest issues of the following titles are located on the 3rd floor of Rolvaag; look for the shelf labeled Creative Writing Journals.

Past issues of the following, alongside all other literary magazines/journals, can be found on the 1st floor (shelved alphabetically by title).

  • AGNI
  • American Poetry Review
  • Beloit Fiction Journal
  • Black Warrior Review
  • Callaloo
  • Crazyhorse
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Ecotone
  • Fence
  • Five Points
  • Fourth Genre
  • Georgia Review
  • Gettysburg Review
  • Glimmer Train Stories
  • Granta
  • Iowa Review
  • Kenyon Review
  • McSweeney's
  • Mississippi Review
  • Missouri Review
  • New Letters
  • New Ohio Review
  • Orion
  • Paris Review
  • Ploughshares
  • Poetry
  • Poetry International
  • Poetry NZ
  • Post Road
  • Prairie Schooner
  • The Quarry
  • Rebuttal
  • Salmagundi
  • Wasafiri
  • Water Stone Review
  • Word & Image
  • Zoetrope