Duende is the all-online literary journal of the BFA in Writing program at Goddard College. Since April 2013, a group of undergraduate students have brainstormed and synthesized names, aesthetics, promotion strategies, submissions guidelines, literary allegiances, web host options and fundraising schemes.
Our debut issue launched in October 2014 and our second issue went live in March 2015. We also publish original content at the beginning of every month and on our bi-monthly blog.
If you are interested in submitting to Duende we accept prose, poetry, translations, visual art, and hybrid work during our submission windows. We also warmly welcome collaborations by two or more writers, as well as writers with visual artists. Please see our submission guidelines for more details.
We care about you, what you write and who you are. Duende is committed to having a majority of the writers and artists in our journal come from groups that are underrepresented in today’s U.S. literary ecosystem. That is to say, most of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and /or otherwise from communities that are too often overlooked by literary gatekeepers. We look forward to hearing from you.
Duende offers thanks to the organizations and individuals that have helped us on our journey toward creating a new literary journal. We would like to specifically acknowledge the support of the Goddard College administration, BFA Program Director Janet Sylvester, our faculty advisor Michael Vizsolyi, and sustaining support from the Gunst Foundation.
Yours in writing,