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 advised by faculty member Rebecca Entel, Robert P. Dana Director of the Center for the Literary Arts, the journal features creative writing (poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction) and artwork by Cornell students. Each spring, the journal debuts at the department's annual awards night.
Download a PDF of the 2020 issue of Open Field.
Contribute to Open Field
Students from all majors are invited to submit creative writing and artwork, in accordance with the submission guidelines.
Read selected works from recent editions of Open Field.
For more information about Open Field, contact the Director of the Center for the Literary Arts or the 2021-2022 Editorial Board:
Managing Editor: Lauren Johnson
Designer: Taylor Tracy
Copyeditor: Connor Horsman
Publicist: Becca Gutierrez
Poetry Editor: Eli Huckabee
Prose Editor: Alary Schmitt
Assistant Editors: Ken Roden and Madelyn Strauss