The Common is a print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. Inspired by the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, the Common seeks to deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art. Issues of the Common include short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place.
Please DO: Read issues of the Common before submitting; Send us your very best work; Make sure that place/location is significant in your piece before submitting. Please DO NOT: Submit conventional travel logs that simply recount travel experiences. We are looking for more thoughtful, reflective pieces in which place greatly informs the character(s)’/narrator(s)’ thoughts, decisions, perspective, etc.