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about fugue

Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. We take pride in the work we print, writers we publish, and the presentation of each and every issue. Working in collaboration with local and national artists, our covers display some of the finest art from photography and digital art to ink drawings and oil paintings. We believe that each issue is a print and digital artifact of the deepest engagement with our culture, and we make it our personal goal that the writing we select and presentation of each issue reflect the reverence we have for art and letters.

To honor the respect we have for our contributors and in spite of financial challenges, Fugue pays for the work we publish. In addition to a copy of the journal in which their work appears, contributors are also compensated for every piece we accept. 

Fugue is managed and edited by graduate students in the English and Creative Writing Programs at University of Idaho in Northern Idaho, one of the nation's most beautiful regions covered with wilderness areas, mountains, rivers, and lakes.

The Contest

Every year, Fugue hosts our Annual Writing Contest, publishing winners in both prose and poetry and awarding them $1,000 each. Past judges include Pam Houston, Dorianne Laux, Rodney Jones, Mark Doty, Rick Moody, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Jo Ann Beard, Rebecca McClanahan, Patricia Hampl, and Tony Hoagland.

Digital Presence

Like many journals and magazines in recent years, Fugue has entered the world of digital print. While our Summer/Fall issues are still printed hard copy and distributed to contributors and subscribers, we now publish Winter/Spring issues digitally. Digital publication allows us to host our digital content here, on our website, completely free to the public.

Additionally, we host a digital archive of all back issues for free. This archive, managed by the Digital Initiatives Department in the University of Idaho Library, provides Fugue's readers access to over two decades of content. 

Past Contributors

Fugue boasts a remarkable list of past contributors, including Steve Almond, Charles Baxter, Stephen Dobyns, Denise Duhamel, Stephen Dunn, B.H. Fairchild, Nick Flynn, Terrance Hayes, Michael Martone, Campbell McGrath, W.S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Jim Shepard, RT Smith, Virgil Suarez, Melanie Rae Thon, Natasha Trethewey, Anthony Varallo, Robert Wrigley and Dean Young among many many others.

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General Submissions

Submissions are accepted online only, through Submittable. Poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1. All material received outside of this period will neither be read nor considered for publication. General submissions must be submitted along with a required submission fee of $3.00 per submission to help pay for online submission services. Multiple submissions will be considered with a separate submission fee for each. All contributors to Fugue receive payment, via check, for their work and a complimentary copy of the journal in which their work appears.

Please send no more than six poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay per submission.

Submissions in more than one genre should be submitted separately and require separate submission fees. We consider simultaneous submissions (submissions sent concurrently to another journal or journals) as long as you notify us immediately if a piece you submitted simultaneously has been accepted elsewhere. We try to respond to submissions within 3-6 months, though this varies in the middle and at the end of submission periods when submission volumes are high.

To submit either a general or contest submission, click here.

 

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What You Pay For

An individual copy of the most recent issue is $10. 1 year subscriptions (1 print issue, 1 digital issue) are also $10, or 2 year subscriptions (2 print issues, 2 digital issues) are $18. Institutional subscriptions are $18 for 1 year (1 print issue, 1 digital issue) or $26 for 2 years (2 print issues, 2 digital issues). 

If you'd like to order back issues, in-stock back issues are available for $8.

What You Get

Fugue produces a diverse literary voice of new and emerging writers through poetry, plays, fiction, nonfiction and interviews with established, award-winning writers. Our editorial staff selects only the best writing from hundreds upon hundreds of submissions over a seven month submission period. Printing in summer/fall and printing digitally in winter/spring, issues are approximately 120 pages.

In addition to the print and online issue, subscribers receive exclusive content from our contributors and archives when our digital issue is distributed in the winter/spring.

To Subscribe

Our subscription service is provided by Marketplace, in conjunction with the University of Idaho. To purchase a subscription or special order in-stock back issues, click here.

If you have questions or concerns about subscriptions, please email us at fugue@uidaho.edu.

 
 
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Editorial Staff

EDITOR-in-CHIEF: Ash GoedkerCorey Oglesby (incoming)

MANAGER: Kat LewisLauren Yarnall (incoming)

POETRY: Cameron McGill

Associate POETRY: CMarie Fuhrman

FICTION: Sally YazCaitlin Palmer (incoming)

Associate FICTION: Sam Burns

NONFICTION: Lauren Westerfield

Associate NONFICTION: Caitlin Hill

HYBRID: Sarah VanGundy

MARKETING: Corey OglesbyCaitlyn Curran (incoming), Stacy Miller (incoming)

FACULTY ADVISOR: Alexandra Teague

 

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corey oglesby

editor-in-chief

Corey Oglesby is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry. He is from the Washington, D.C. area and holds a bachelor's degree in English from Frostburg State University in Western Maryland. His work has recently appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Backbone Mountain Review, Broadkill Review, and CityLit Press' Clash By Night, a poetry anthology tribute to The Clash's London Calling. He is 2017 Centrum Fellow and was a finalist in the 2017 Montana Book Festival Emerging Writers Contest in Poetry.

LAUREN YARNALL

Managing Editor

Lauren Yarnall is a second year Master of Fine Arts candidate in Poetry at the University of Idaho. She is from Ellicott City, Maryland and received her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Salisbury University. Her work has previously appeared in Harpur Palate, Permafrost Magazine, Slipstream Magazine, Barely South Review, Spillway Magazine, and elsewhere.

Cameron McGill

Poetry Editor

Cameron McGill is a third-year MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Idaho. He is originally from Champaign, IL, though spent many years working as a musician in Chicago. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of a Silver Creek Writer’s Residency, a scholarship to the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and a University of Idaho Centrum Fellowship. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fogged Clarity, Poetry East, Measure, Aesthetica, and Grist, where his work was recently selected as runner-up in the 2016 ProForma contest.  

CMarie Fuhrman

Assistant Poetry Editor

CMarie Fuhrman is an Indigenous daughter of the Rocky Mountains.  Passionate about the wild and sacred, CMarie concentrates her writing and poetry on protecting cultural heritage, preserving open places and remembering Native peoples.  She has won the Burns Award for Poetry from the University of Idaho, and her work has appeared in Metaphor, Juxtaprose, Cutthroat, and Taos Journal of Poetry. CMarie is currently enrolled in the MFA Program at the University of Idaho and lives in the high mountains of west central Idaho with her dogs, Cisco and Carhartt.

Lauren Westerfield

Nonfiction Editor

Lauren Westerfield is third-year MFA candidate in creative nonfiction from the Northern California coast. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in [PANK]The Los Angeles TimesThe ButterRedividerRevolution House and The Rumpus, where she has also served as an Assistant Essays Editor. Lauren holds a B.A. in English from Middlebury College and is a University of Idaho Centrum Fellow. She recently received a Kimmel Harding Nelson residency award and an Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize (judged by Kathryn Nuernberger), and was a finalist in the Montana Book Festival Emerging Writers Contest in Nonfiction. Lauren currently co-hosts the POP-UP PROSE reading series in Moscow, Idaho,

Caitlin Hill

Associate nonfiction Editor

Caitlin Hill is a second year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Idaho. She is an esssayist, memoirist, and columnist from South Dakota whose work has appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Silk Road Review, Superstition Review, and in various newspapers. Caitlin is a 2017-18 Writer in the Wild Fellow. Much of her writing intertwines with threads of place studies, and her current focus is looking at place aesthetics and identity through the philosophies of twentieth-century economist Thorstein Veblen. In the process of researching this project, Caitlin was recently funded by the UI English Department to spend four days at the Historic Veblen Family Farmstead in Minnesota, and was accepted into the Cirenaica Summer Writers Residency in Wisconsin to work on her Veblen writing. She lives and writes in northern Idaho with her plant/life companion Bruce the golden pothos. Learn more at www.caitlinhillside.com

caitlin palmer

Fiction Editor

Caitlin Palmer is a second year Master of Fine Arts candidate in Fiction at the University of Idaho.

sam burns

associate fiction editor

Sam Burns is a third year Master of Fine Arts candidate in Fiction at the University of Idaho.

sarah vangundy

hybrid editor

Sarah VanGundy is a nonfiction MFA candidate with an interest in the strange, obscure, and unexpected. When she is not busy investigating various in-between spaces as Fugue's hybrid genre editor, she works as a librarian at the University of Idaho Library.

caitlyn curran

Marketing Editor

Caitlyn Curran is a second year Master of Fine Arts candidate in Poetry at the University of Idaho.

stacy miller

marketing editor

Stacy Miller is a second year MFA poetry candidate. She has been published in Mary Jane's Farm MagazineThe Pacific Northwest InlanderThe Mindful Word, and Mothers Always Write where she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has been awarded the Banks Award, the MLK Graduate Art Award, and the Writing in the Wild Fellowship, all from the University of Idaho. She is also a mother, artist, and small business owner.

[ Readers ]

Keegan Lawler, Heather Woolery, Rachel Westby, Mary Caraway, Autry Jeske, Kasha Nunnallee, Rosemarie Orona, Jinxing Lei, Shanda-Rochel Glover, Jack Hill, Xena Lunsford, Austin Maas, Katelyn Paz, Katherine Stokes

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Access and digitization for Fugue back issues provided by the University of Idaho Library's Digital Initiatives.


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Fugue 30
Winter 2005

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Fugue 29
Summer 2005

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Fugue 28
Winter 2004

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Fugue 27
Summer 2004

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Fugue 26
Winter 2003

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Fugue 25
Summer 2003

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Fugue 24
Winter 2002

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Fugue 23
Spring 2002

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Fugue 22
Fall 2001

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Fugue 21
Summer 2001

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Fugue 20
Fall 2000

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Fugue 19
Winter 1999

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Fugue 02.2
Summer 1991

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Fugue 02.1
Spring 1991

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Fugue 01
Fall 1990