Crazyhorse, founded in 1960 by the poet Tom McGrath, has been in continuous publication ever since. During that time, it has published some of the most important writers of the last half century, including John Updike, Raymond Carver, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, Robert Bly, Ha Jin, W.P. Kinsella, Richard Wilbur, James Wright, Carolyn Forche, Charles Simic, Charles Wright, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, James Tate, and Franz Wright, to name only a few. In our pages, you'll find some of the finest writing being published today: Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, Guggenheim fellows, NEA fellowship recipients, and authors with awards from the O. Henry Prize, Pushcart Prize, and Best American anthologies.


illuminationsSeeking to provide new writers from around the world with a magazine in which their work could appear alongside the work of already established writers, Illuminations made its first appearance in Columbia, South Carolina in 1982 with poems by Seamus Heaney, Stephen Spender, and newcomer Sam Boone. Subsequently edited from England, Japan, and Tanzania, the magazine is once more back in South Carolina shedding light on new writing from around the world. Since 1997 the magazine has appeared annually with a mixture of themed and open issues, including mini-anthologies of South African poetry (1998), Vietnamese poetry (2000), Cuban and Latin American poetry (2001), and tribute issues to the late Sir Stephen Spender (1997) and to South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus (2004). Although specifically committed to poetry, Illuminations has also featured interviews (with Athol Fugard in 1998; with Tim O'Brien in 2000), movie reviews (by Caryl Phillips in 2002), and arresting artwork and photography (a David Hockney portrait of Spender, photographs of Vietnam and Cuba by Craig Barber, of Afghanistan by Simon Norfolk, of the American South-west by Michelle Van Parys). Each issue, in short, carries an extraordinary, highly eclectic range of material.


postmedievalcoverpostmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies began publication in 2010 as a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly journal in medieval studies that works to develop a present-minded medieval studies in which contemporary events, issues, ideas, problems, objects, and texts serve as triggers for critical investigations of the Middle Ages. postmedieval encourages interdisciplinary approaches, with past and current issues addressing special topics such as "When Did We Become Post/Human?"; "The Animal Turn"; "The Medievalism of Nostalgia"; and "Cognitive Alterities/Neuromedievalism,” “The Middle Ages and the Holocaust,” and Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages.” In 2011, postmedieval won Best New Journal, Humanities & Social Sciences (2011 PROSE Awards), and it is currently a finalist for Best New Journal (2012 ALPSP Awards). In 2015, it won the CELJ (Council of Editors of Learned Journals) Codex Award for best journal covering the period before 1500. The journal awards the biennial Michael Camille Essay Prize to the best short essay on the year's topic, written and submitted by an early researcher. postmedieval is co-edited by Myra Seaman (College of Charleston), Lara Farina (West Virginia University), and Eileen Joy (punctum books), with Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago) as Book Review Essay editor.


miscThe College's student-produced literary and art journal is published during the spring semester each year. See an administrative assistant at 5 College Way for more information about participating in Miscellany as a staff member and/or submission requirements and deadlines.