The Fugue Issue 47 release party was a blast!

Kerry James Evans

Kerry James Evans

Socializing after the reading

Socializing after the reading

In celebration of the release of Fugue Issue 47, One World Cafe in downtown Moscow, Idaho hosted a party on October 14th featuring two readers from past issues of Fugue. Those unable to attend missed a great time, but can perhaps console themselves by looking at these pictures from the event. A special thanks to One World Cafe for hosting, and to readers Kerry James Evans and Travis Mossotti for making the evening extra special.

Travis Mossotti

Travis Mossotti

Engrossed by the poets

Engrossed by the poets

Thanks to all who attended! The evening was a big success because of you, and Fugue would not be possible without your continued support.

Details for the upcoming Issue 47 Release Party

Fugue is honored to welcome guest readers Travis Mossotti and Kerry James Evans to Moscow for Fugue's Issue 47 Release party. As previously mentioned, the event will take place at One World Cafe in downtown Moscow, on October 14th, beginning at 7 PM. Refreshments will be available for purchase, as will the new issue of Fugue, hot off the presses. Join us to have a great time while helping to support Idaho's premier student-run arts journal.

Fugue Issue 47 Release Party

Fugue is pleased to announce the release party for the upcoming fall/winter issue. The party will be held Tuesday, October 14th at One World Cafe, 533 S. Main Street in downtown Moscow, Idaho. The event will begin at 7 PM and will feature guest readers published in previous issues of Fugue.  More details are to follow here, or like Fugue on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates. Make plans to join us for great readings in a fabulous venue, and special thanks to One World Cafe for their support in making this event possible.

2014 Contest Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announce our contest winners for the 2014 Annual Poetry and Prose Contest!

Poetry Winner: "Weregild" by Judd Hess
Prose Winner: "The Great Siwash Shoe War" by Mark Baumgartner 

Judd Hess and Mark Baumgartner will both receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their winning submissions will appear in Fugue’s summer/fall issue 47. 

A big THANK YOU goes out to this year's judges, Kevin Canty (prose) and Cate Marvin (poetry), as well as to everyone who submitted their work. We received a large amount of submissions and greatly enjoyed reading everyone's work with care. Please keep writing and submitting! 

EIC July Call for Submissions


We're shaking things up here at Fugue. Our new staff is on board and excited to get started when the new general submission period roles around (Sept. 1). BUT now that we're caught up from the last submission period and waiting to hear back from our contest judges, I didn't want to miss out on the spectacular writing happening this summer.

SO... July 1-31 we will open a special submission period! Fugue gets so many submissions during the academic year, which is fantastic, but it also means that I unfortunately don't get to read all of the wonderful work sent our way. The idea behind this month is if you send it, I will get to read it! It's summertime, after all. I will read as quickly as possible, but also give me time to get through everything please! This is why the response time is approximately 1-2 months. For more on the guidelines, click here.

We’re also excited to introduce our new “hybrid” category in Submittable. How do we define hybrid? You tell us. It’s writing that crosses boundaries. It leaps over the lines drawn by genre. Often, we believe it breathes new life into a piece. It’s exploratory and imaginative. If you send it, we’ll consider it.

Have questions? Shoot us an email at or tweet us @fuguejournal.

Help spread the word! Send your best!

It's going to be a great July.


Issue 46 Released!

Fugue’s 46th Issue, our online winter/spring issue, is released! You can view it, in full, here on our website. The new issue includes new poetry by John Nieves, Scott Penney, M. J. Gette, Catherine Champion, Nathan Slinker, Anna Leahy, Nick Flynn, Shivani Mehta, Sam Grenrock, Travis Mossotti, Gina Williams, Jacob Boyd, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Jennifer Givhan, Jacob Newberry, and Mark Wagenaar; new nonfiction by Dustin Parsons, Gina Troisi, and Dionisia Morales; and new fiction by Nate Liederbach, Anne Elliott, and Mark Richardson. The cover was created and edited by Lucy Holtsnider. You can read the new issue, in full, on our Current Issue page. Subscribers to Fugue also receive the link to this issue via email along with bonus content pulled from Fugue’s archives. Subscribers also receive our summer/fall print issue which includes our Annual Writing Contest winners. For more information about a subscription, please check our Subscribe page.

Flight of Writers, Another Success

Flight of Writers 2014 was a huge success, selling out for the second year in a row and packing the house at Bloom Restaurant here in Moscow. We had a blast discovering that Robert Wrigley writes poems akin to an Italian white pressed at a vineyard that cares most about the history and lineage of its fruit, or that Mary Clearman Blew writes stories as rich and robust in flavor as the red blend, Layer Cake. We also want to send a special thanks to Samuel Ligon for driving down from Spokane to make everyone laugh so hard that everyone walking outside must have thought we were in the process  of going mad. Well, after entering the brilliant fairy tale world of Sam’s imagination and five generous tastings of wine, I’d say we probably were going mad, at least a little bit.

We also want to send a special thanks to Carol Spurling, for selling tickets at BookPeople, and Brett and Nikki Woodland, for hosting the event at their wonderful restaurant and donating a gift certificate. These generous people, and those of you told your friends about Flight of Writers and purchased tickets, you all make Fugue the success that it has become over the last 25 years. Thank you, and we’ll see you again next year for the third (and I think it’s safe to say annual) Flight of Writers 2015.

Annual Writing Contest Deadline EXTENDED

Notice to all potential contributors: We are extending the deadline for the 2014 Annual Writing Contest and general submissions. The submission deadlines for the contest and our general submission period, originally scheduled for April 1 (tomorrow), will be extended through May 1, 2014. You can submit either one short story or essay in the prose category, or up to three poems in the poetry category. Winners in each will still receive $1,000 and publication in the summer/fall issue of Fugue, issue 47. All entries to the contest will be considered for publication. Our judges this year are Kevin Canty (prose) and Cate Marvin (poetry). For the original call for submissions and our judges’ bios, click here. To submit, see the guidelines on our Submission Page. Thanks for submitting. We look forward to reading your work.

We Rocked Storyfort.

Boise's Treefort Festival put on an action-packed party of a weekend, and Storyfort was no exception. Our faculty advisor, Alexandra Teague, Marketing Editor Katie Ellison, and incoming Poetry Editor Jeff Pearson read their poetry and nonfiction before a creative and curious audience this past Friday afternoon. Fugue also participated in a publishing panel immediately afterward alongside Ashahta Press, the Idaho Review, and local zines and authors, with Katie Ellison representing the journal and all its greatness. If you don't believe how awesome it was, just look at our staff's smiling faces. 

2014-2015 Poetry Editor Jeff Pearson, Faculty Advisor Alexandra Teague, and 2013-2014 Marketing Editor Katie Ellison all aglow from the creative magic of Storyfort. 

2014-2015 Poetry Editor Jeff Pearson, Faculty Advisor Alexandra Teague, and 2013-2014 Marketing Editor Katie Ellison all aglow from the creative magic of Storyfort.