We're currently reading for Topiary no. 2, summer/fall 2017.
Submit your work through our submissions manager, below.
"Though she be but little, she is fierce..."
- a guy
Submissions for Summer/Fall
now O P E N .
deadline: Dec. 15
...that's Topiary. We're a small staff of full-time students and lifelong litpeople, and we're gathered here today, in and among our ornamental hedges, to get through this thing called life.
To that end: expect a slight hike in response times around midterm and finals weeks. While weeks 2 - 9 are, confusingly, fair game for "midterms" at Stanford, we can promise a definite slump in the neighborhood of weeks 5 and 8.
Poetry: can rhyme; does not need to rhyme. can be verse; does not need to be verse.
Prose: strictly fictional narratives, unless you're really bent on pulling a fast one.
Essays: strictly non-fictional musings, analyses, and criticism, unless you're really bent on pulling a fast one. *note: nothing against pwr courses or the work they produce, but we've found (in the year or so of our existence) that pwr essays generally don't make the cut. for some representative samples of stuff we'll likely like, check out our staff reading list.
Illustrations: we're big fans of black-and-white and hand-drawn. Coincidentally, also does wonders for our print budget.
T O P I A R Y
· inaugural call for submissions ·
At your happiest when
When you're curled up with a
copy of the Paris Review, Granta,
Ploughshares, the Believer, AGNI,
POETRY, Tin House, Harper's,
the Kenyon Review, Callaloo,
or the Threepenny
poets, essayists, artists,
novelists, playwrights, doodlers,
satirists, web developers, and designers:
Topiary is a Stanford-based literary journal
that publishes undergraduate, graduate and faculty
work. We believe in the power of print, the book
as art-object, the importance of good design, and
the impact that a small group of people can
have on the literary world at-large. If you
believe the same, we hope you'll
join us. Together,
To submit, visit us
at thetopiary.org and navigate to our
"Submissions" tab, where you'll find
a link to our submissions manager.
Happy writing and editing;
either way, we hope that
we'll see you soon.
© Topiary 2017