Lake Effect (journal)

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Lake Effect  
Discipline Literary journal
Language English
Edited by George Looney
Publication details
Publication history
1996 - present
Frequency Annual
ISSN 1538-3105

Lake Effect is a literary journal based at the Erie campus of Penn State University.[1][2] It was first Published in 1996.


The current editors are George Looney (editor-in-chief), Amanda Dziubkowski (fiction), Jessica Storm (fiction), Elizabeth Twohig (poetry) and Aimee Pogson (nonfiction).

It is notable among University-sponsored literary journals in that its editorial staff are undergraduate students. Most other University-sponsored literary journals have MFA students who are involved in the editorial work.


Recent noteworthy contributors include: Steve Almond, Jacob M. Appel, T. R. Hummer, Michael A. Martone, Chris Mazza, Esther Pearlman and Virgil Suarez.

Other Awards[edit]

Stories that have previously appeared in Lake Effect have been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories. [citation and title / author needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lake Effect: Bob, bob, bobbin' along," Erie Times-News April 17, 2005
  2. ^ "Ink In Your Veins", Erie Times-News March 6, 2002

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