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The Forge is a faculty-reviewed, student-edited journal that strives to encourage the risk and excitement of creating new literary and visual art. We welcome fiction, drama, poetry, personal and academic essays, photography, drawing, painting, and ceramics.

The Forge
is now published by student editors in English 213: Literary Publications, which is offered every Spring at VCSU. Although we do not meet during the summer or fall months, we are currently accepting submissions current VCSU students, faculty, or staff, until Spring semester, when the selection and editorial process officially begins. Please send us your creative and academic work!

Questions? Please e-mail us at

Want to join The Forge’s staff of editors? Consider enrolling in the Spring 2018 Literary Publications course (English 213).

Submission Deadline for the Spring 2018 issue: February 12th, 2018.

Contact Information

J. Gregory Brister, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Advising Editor of The Forge
Department of Language and Literature
Valley City State University