Welcome to CausewayLit!

IMG_4930We are the digital component of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, the literary magazine of Fairfield University. 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 Ender’s 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, our writers agree to leave behind the every day and enter into an area of seclusion and peace, where nothing but writing and deep consideration of our world is required of us.








We have poets, playwrights, novelists, and memoirists, from all over the country. We gather on the island to enjoy an endless supply of Crane Lake Wine and celebrate our relentless love of words. Causeway Lit is our little contribution to the publishing world, and we’re excited to showcase works that inspire us.

Causeway Lit is a wonderful opportunity for both new and seasoned writers to grow in their craft. Please see our submissions page for our guidelines and requirements! Causeway Lit accepts craft essays year-round, and non-fiction, fiction and poetry four times a year.


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