Ascent (journal)

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Discipline Literary journal
Language English
Edited by W. Scott Olsen
Publication details
Frequency Rolling
OCLC no. 255620039

Ascent is an American literary magazine that publishes stories, poems, and essays, many of which are later reprinted in annual anthologies. The journal is based at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.[1]

The journal was founded in 1975 at the University of Illinois by Daniel Curley.[2] In 1996, essayist and English scholar W. Scott Olsen became the editor-in-chief. The journal moved to an online format in 2010, where it will reach a wider audience for its award-winning authors.

Recent notable contributors include Victoria Anderson, Jacob M. Appel, Karen Brown, Peter Chilson, Leo Damrosch, Philip Heldrich, Michael Martone, Sarah Baker Michalak and Marjorie Stelmach.

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  1. ^ Fargo (North Dakota) Forum, Nov. 10, 1990
  2. ^ Grand Forks Herald, Nov. 8, 1996

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