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 Becca Klaver, 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.

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

Read excerpts

Read selected works from recent editions of Open Field.

Contact us

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