The Carson Review is Marymount Manhattan College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.
The mark of a thriving undergraduate creative writing program is represented in the eminence of its student literary magazine. In our collaborative CRW 310: Literary Magazine Publishing, students engage in all aspects of presenting a literary arts journal to the community via publication of The Carson Review, our annual periodical of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The student editors solicit, evaluate, and select submissions and assist with the design and layout, proofreading of the galleys, marketing and distribution of the final product prior to the annual publication party. In addition to learning the nuts and bolts of publishing, students will survey the history of the literary magazine during the 20th and 21st centuries and examine a dozen or so current literary arts journals in order to determine the role they play in developing contemporary literature.
We invite current MMC students to submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short dramatic works, and cover art. Upon production, the department hosts an annual party and reading to celebrate the publication of The Carson Review.
The Literary Awards
Each year, the English and World Literatures department recognizes three pieces published in The Carson Review with awards named for former faculty members. Click here for more information about the awards.