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Our undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to publish their work in Queen’s literary journals and various other publication platforms. Queen’s publications include journals founded by the Department of English and digital collections created and run by our very own English students. Publishing as a student provides immense professional advantages, from developing editing skills to being a recognized writer.

Lake Effect

Lake Effect

Created and edited by Carolyn Smart, the founder of the Creative Writing program at Queen’s, the Lake Effect anthologies are the capstone of our Creative Writing courses. Students in CWRI 496 participate in an intensive seminar in publishing, culminating in a class-produced anthology and public reading. Lake Effect 10, published in 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the Lake Effect project.

Queen’s Quilt Publications


Founded by the English Department Student Council in 2020, Quilt strives to spotlight the best, most thought-provoking academic and creative work that undergraduate students at Queen’s have to offer.

The Lamp: Literary Journal

The Lamp: Literary Journal

The Lamp is a literary journal devoted to publishing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.

The editorial board is entirely comprised of graduate students at Queen’s University.

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