Welcome to CausewayLit!

endersSearching for the outstanding. Causeway Lit is an online literary journal that is edited and published by the graduate students of the Fairfield University Masters of Fine Arts Program. Our mission is to provide a platform for outstanding works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to writers at all stages of their careers. Writers whose work has been featured in Causeway Lit have gone on to publish stories in Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, and Barrelhouse, to name a few.

Causeway Lit accepts craft essays year-round. We accept fiction, non-fiction and poetry four times a year, as set out on our Submittable page. Please see our submissions page for our guidelines and requirements.

Why the name CausewayLit? Our residency program holds its semiannual gatherings on Enders Island, a small island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. To reach the island, you cross a small causeway. By doing so, you rededicate yourself to the art, and craft, of writing while at the residency. Thus, the causeway is both literal, and symbolic. We invite you to cross the causeway with us.

Print Journal: Although Causeway Lit is online only, Fairfield also publishes an annual print literary magazine that is produced by faculty of the Department of English. If you are interested in submitting your work to Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, please check out their call for submissions here. Their reading period is July 1 through September 5.

Translations. While we appreciate the craft inherent in a good translation, we do not accept for publication translations of works by other authors or poets.

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