The Carson Review is the College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.
Starting in 2017, to further streamline and confirm our identity as a literary magazine, the journal has been given a new name: The Carson Review.
Students who join CRW 310: Literary Magazine Publishing will solicit and evaluate submissions, followed by editing, producing and marketing the final journal. The course will include an introduction to the market of literary journals and magazines, and aid students in preparing and submitting their own work for publication.
The Review invites current MMC students to submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short dramatic works, and cover art. This year we received over forty poems and over a dozen fiction and nonfiction pieces. Upon production, the department hosts an annual party and reading to celebrate the publication of The Review.
The Literary Awards
Each year, the English and World Literatures department recognizes three pieces published in The Review with awards named for former faculty members including, the Joseph P. Clancy Award in Poetry, the Dymphna Leonard Award for Fiction, the John Costello Award for Creative Nonfiction. For descriptions, click here.