|Edited by||Bradford Morrow|
Conjunctions, is a biannual American literary journal based at Bard College. It was founded in 1981 and is currently edited by Bradford Morrow. Morrow received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing in 2007.
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. The publication is unusually thick, often containing about 400 pages per issue.
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.
- Richard Powers' short story, "Modulation," appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2009.
- Kelly Link's short story, "Stone Animals," appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2005.
- Joyce Carol Oates' short story, "Dear Husband," appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009.
- Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's poem, "Chinese Space," appeared in The Best American Poetry 1998.
- Rachel Blau DuPlessis's poem, "Draft 55:Quiptych", appeared in The Best American Poetry 2004.
- Web page titled "Letter From the Editor" at the Conjunctions website, accessed December 14, 2006
- 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
- "2011 Pushcart Prize Ranking". Perpetual Folly. Retrieved August 30, 2011.