|Editor||Benjamin S. Grossberg|
|Publisher||University of Hartford|
Aerie was preceded by a small literary magazine, The Hog River Review, that was started in 1972. Other campus publications included: From the Workshop, a product of Friday afternoon get-togethers; Explorations, composed exclusively of freshman literary accomplishments; and Conception, a creation of the English Department’s Honor’s Society, Sigma Tau Delta. When Aerie was started in 1996, it served as a venue for the English Department to publish pieces from the department’s annual writing contest. This new literary magazine was run exclusively by faculty.
Aerie did not exist in its current form until Volume 5 in 2001 when a student editorial board took the reins. The magazine then began accepting submissions from all undergraduate students.