Founded in 2011, Border Crossing is a literary and arts journal published by the Lake Superior State University Creative Writing Program.
Uniquely situated on the border of America and Canada, we're committed to publishing the best work submitted by emerging and established writers on both sides of the border, as well as supporting literacy and the literary arts in the sister cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario.
We're especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren't often heard in mainstream publications. The best way to see what we mean by this is to order a copy of our latest issue. Fiction and poetry submissions are read blind and go through a rigorous editorial process, which involves multiple readings by student and faculty editors at the Lake State Creative Writing Program. As a “teaching journal,” one of our main goals is to create editing and publishing opportunities for our English and creative writing students prior to graduation. Visual art is only considered from residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula or Ontario in order to provide an outlet where area artists may publish their work.
Our first two issues featured Canadian, American, and Mexican writers whose work has appeared in a number of other publications, such as Arts and Letters, The Atlantic, Antioch Review, Appalachian Journal, Blackbird, Blast Furnace, The Canadian Federation of Poetry, Cave Wall, Cimarron Review, Decanto Magazine in England, Ecotone, Fence, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Mid-American Review, The National Poetry Review, New England Review, New Letters, Ninth Letter, North American Review, Oxford American, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, and Verse Daily. On an annual basis, we send poetry to Verse Daily and nominate selected extraordinary pieces for Pushcarts.
vol. 3, 2013 Editors
Julie Brooks Barbour, Poetry and Art
Mary McMyne, Fiction and Art
Jillena Rose, Nonfiction