This article is about the American literary magazine. For other topics about conjunctions, see Conjunction (disambiguation).
Discipline Literary journal
Language English
Edited by Bradford Morrow
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannual
ISSN 0278-2324

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.[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]

Notable contributors

See also


  1. 1 2 Web page titled "Letter From the Editor" at the Conjunctions website, accessed December 14, 2006
  2. 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. Retrieved August 30, 2011.

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