Artful Dodge

WELCOME to Artful Dodge, an Ohio-based literary magazine that publishes work with a strong sense of place and cultural landscape. Besides new American fiction, poetry and narrative essay, we're also interested in contemporary literature in translation — from all over the globe. Our magazine is available through independent and chain bookstores nationwide, and directly through us. If your local bookstore doesn't offer Artful Dodge, ask for them to carry it, or write to us with the name of your bookstore, and we'll see what we can do to bring our pages to other readers around you. 


Update about Submissions:

Please note some BIG CHANGES down the pike for submitting work to the Artful Dodge!

Starting on February 30, 2016 we will no longer be able to accept postal manuscripts. After that date, we will regretfully have to return all mailed manuscripts unread as we switch over to an online submission format, which we should have up and running by early Summer 2016. Please check back to our website later for further details.

For information on submitting your manuscripts to our literary magazine, please visit the Writer's Guidelines and keep in touch via our blog at!


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Also available from Artful DodgeOn the Crossroads of Asia and Europe, a collection of poetry and satirical prose of Polish writer Tomasz Jastrun, winner of the 1983 "S Prize" from Underground Solidarity for his poetry during Poland's martial law period in the early 1980's.


Some praise for On the Crossroads of Asia and Europe:       

"A friend and fellow writer, speaking in reference to contemporary poetry, remarked to me not long ago that the true poets are not those in search of something to write about, but those whose subjects have discovered them. I find this confirmed in reading the poems of Tomasz Jastrun." -John Haines


"Here at last we have a generous selection of Tomasz Jastrun's poems and prose chronicling the disintegration of Poland, and celebrating the unlikely survival of the human spirit. We have Daniel Bourne to thank for guiding these poems into English." -John Witte, Editor, Northwest Review


"Deep gratitude to Daniel Bourne and Salmon Run Press for making available in English the profoundly moving voice of Polish writer, Tomasz Jastrun. This is crucial, empowering work." -Naomi Shihab Nye

 For excerpts and information on placing orders for On the Crossroads of Asia and Europe, click here.

Poet's Bookshelf II


 <-- Find out our editor-in-chief's favorite works and the secret behind his passion for poetry in Poet's Bookshelf II. (Click image to read the article.)




While we are striving to create online ordering capabilities, for now it's down to the good old mail ordering. You can pick up your copy of the Artful Dodge by sending cash or check orders to:

Artful Dodge
Daniel Bourne, Editor
Department of English
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691

Remember, our newest issue is $10.00 while back issues are $5.00.