Marymount Manhattan

MMC Review

The Marymount Manhattan Review is the College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.

The editorial board is comprised of students solely responsible for reviewing all submissions and selecting poetry, fiction, short dramatic works, and creative nonfiction for publication.  The Review invites current MMC students to submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short dramatic works, and cover art. This year we’ve received over 56 poems and over a dozen fiction and nonfiction pieces.

2014-2015 Editorial Staff

Kathryn Barnish

imageStudent editor and tweeter of The Review. Poetry fangirl who’d rather write any word than say it, preferably not in 140 characters or less. She hopes to be able to find a way in writing for film and television with a Communication Arts major. 

Layla Hansen


Layla Hansen is a Junior at Marymount Manhattan College. She is a Communication Arts Major with a Creative Writing Minor, or an apprentice alphabet manipulator. Other than petting dogs and drinking coffee, the only thing she is good at is writing. You can find her with her notebook in isolated corners of cafes, diners, and trains.  

Alex-Quan Pham

Alex-Quan Pham is a Californian trying his luck in New York City. He enjoys Lucky Charms, Fleetwood Mac, and feminism. He does not enjoy white privilege, the gender binary, or people who walk slowly. When he’s not in his dorm reading and writing like a madman, you can probably find him at Panera Bread, eating tomato soup like a madman. 

Sally Stroud


Sally Stroud is a Junior in the Communications Arts program with a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to write, nanny, and wishes she had a ginger kitten. Film is her passion and she hopes one day to write and direct. 



The Literary Awards

Each year, the Department of Literature and Language recognizes three pieces published in The Review with awards named for former faculty members:

The Joseph P. Clancy Award in Poetry

The Dymphna Leonard Award for Fiction

The John Costello Award for Creative Nonfiction.

For descriptions, click here

The department also hosts an annual party and reading to celebrate the publication of the Review.

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