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ClockhouseClockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life–a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change.

We are interested in diverse voices and nontraditional narratives, and in writing that attempts to understand our place in the world and responsibility to each other.

Past contributors include Charlie Bondhus, Paisley Rekdal, Michael Carroll, Marguerite Duras, T Clutch Fleishmann, Cristina Garcia, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Cara Hoffman, Ira Sukrungruang, Amy King, Purvi Shah, and Naomi Shihab Nye, among other exciting new voices. Featured interviews include Cynthia Bond, Dani Shapiro, James Hannaham and M.T. Anderson. Work published in Clockhouse has received Pushcart Prize special mention.

Clockhouse is published by Clockhouse Writers’ Conference in partnership with the MFAW program at Goddard College.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate. How do we understand our place in the world, our responsibility to it, and our responsibility to each other? Clockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life—a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change. Join in. Clockhouse is a national literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College by the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference, an annual alumni-run conference and retreat for graduates of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. Submission guidelines can be found at our submissions page Goddard College is located in Plainfield, VT, with a west coast residency site in Port Townsend, WA. For more information, go to Printed in the United States. © 2013 Clockhouse Writers’ Conference. All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced without permission.


Fiction: Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts in a literary style. Genre fiction will be considered only if it sustains literary merit (Up to 5,000 words)

Poetry: All poetry in traditional and experimental styles including prose poetry (Up to 250 lines of poetry, total. Only one poem per submission. Poets may submit up to three times per reading period.)

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction: All memoir and creative nonfiction in traditional and experimental literary styles. No academic or scientific essays (Up to 5,000 words)

Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen: Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay (Up to 15 pages)


Editors Name Sarah Cedeño
Print publication? Yes
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL Clockhouse Submittable 
Approx. Response Time? 6 months
How often do you publish? annually
Year Founded?
Do you pay? one contributor’s copy


Mailing Address: Published by Goddard College
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I've been reading these guys for years. I'm such a huge fan. Anyone who hasn't checked out this magazine should do it! They have lots of high quality writing. If you are looking for a good magazine to read, pick this one, period.

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