Open Field, Cornell's annual literary magazine, premiered in 1968 and was edited by nationally recognized poet and former Cornell professor, Robert Dana. Sponsored by the Department of English and Creative Writing and now edited by professor Rebecca Entel, the journal features creative writing (poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction) and artwork by Cornell students. Each spring the journal debuts at the department's annual awards night.

Contributing to Open Field

Students from all disciplines are invited to submit creative writing and artwork, in accordance with submission guidelines.

Students may also apply to serve on the selection committee and the editorial board, collaborating with the creative writing faculty to select material and design the publication.

For more information about Open Field contact the Emerging Writer Fellow in the Center for the Literary Arts.

Recent Editions

Click on any of the cover images below to read excerpts from the issue.
Open Field 2013 Cover