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DisciplineLiterary journal
Edited byBradford Morrow
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Conjunctions

Conjunctions is a biannual American literary journal founded in 1981 by Bradford Morrow, who continues to edit the journal. In 1991, Bard College became the journal's publisher. Morrow received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing in 2007. Conjunctions has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Whiting Foundation Prize for Literary Magazines, and work from its pages is frequently honored with prizes such as the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Award, and the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.

The journal publishes innovative fiction, poetry, criticism, drama, art and interviews by both emerging and established writers. It provides a forum for nearly 1,000 writers and artists "whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression, experiments with language and thought, and is fully realized art", according to the "Letter from the Editor" on its website. It aims to maintain consistently high editorial and production quality with the intention of attracting a large and varied audience. The project is meant to present a wide variety of individual voices.[1] The publication is unusually thick, often containing about 400 pages per issue.[2]

Conjunctions' editorial approach is often collaborative. Both the editor and the distinguished staff of active contributing editors — including Walter Abish, John Ashbery, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Mary Caponegro, Elizabeth Frank, William H. Gass, Peter Gizzi, Jorie Graham, Robert Kelly, Ann Lauterbach, Norman Manea, W.S. Merwin, Rick Moody, Joanna Scott, Peter Straub, William Weaver and John Edgar Wideman — rely on the advice of fellow writers across the country. Final selection of the material is made by the editor.[1]


Conjunctions has also received more Pushcart Prizes than any other literary publication in recent years with the exception of Ploughshares.[3]

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  1. ^ a b [1] Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine Web page titled "Letter From the Editor" at the Conjunctions website, accessed December 14, 2006
  2. ^ "Poets&Writers, Inc". Archived from the original on 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2006-12-15. Larimer, Kevin, "The Functions of Conjunctions" article in Poets & Writers Web site, "News & Trends" section, undated but around October 2001, according to the article, accessed December 14, 2006
  3. ^ "2011 Pushcart Prize Ranking". Perpetual Folly. 9 November 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2011.

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