Welcome to Causeway Lit, the digital component of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. Taking the place of the now-defunct Mason’s Road, Causeway Lit is run by the graduate students within the MFA in Creative Writing program at Fairfield University.
From 2010 to 2015, Mason’s Road was the focal point for many graduate students. In July, 2015, Mason’s Road published its 11th and final issue. Due to some unfortunate events, the publication had to close its doors to the literary world.
In order for the Fairfield University MFA students to continue contributing to the publishing world, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose created Causeway Lit.
Causeway Lit accepts craft essays year-round, and non-fiction, fiction and poetry four times a year. Our writing contests coincide with the seasons. We are excited to accept our first batch of submissions this fall. For our Fall 2016 contest, we will open fiction in September, non-fiction in October, and poetry in November.
Please see our Submit page for more information on our contest and submission schedule.
Causeway Lit holds a special place in the hearts of Fairfield University MFA students who attend the twice-a-year residency on Enders Island in Mystic, CT. Getting to Enders Island requires students to traverse a one-way causeway surrounded by the calm blue of the Long Island Sound. The causeway is symbolic: by crossing over, us writers agree to leave behind the everyday and enter an area of seclusion and peace, where nothing but writing and deeply considering our world is required of us.
Causeway Lit is a wonderful, growing opportunity for writers, both young and seasoned. We hope you enjoy our bridge to something new.