Open for submissions! Noctua Review, the annual art and literary magazine produced by the Southern Connecticut State University MFA program, is the brain child of w Professor Lois Lake Church when she was a graduate student.  The inaugural issue was published in 2008.

In the beginning, Noctua acted as a showcase for creative work produced by SCSU graduate students from 2008-2011. Starting with the 2012 issue, submissions opened to writers and artists across the country. The staff is solely comprised of MFA students and the lineup changes each Fall semester. Issues are available both in print and digitally.

They seek narratives with “strong characters, memorable imagery, and a touch of lyricism; for poetry that embraces the economy of language and  expresses that which is unexpressable.”

Please read the submission guidelines here before submitting.

You can enjoy the latest issue of Noctua Review here.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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