Amherst’s Literary Journal Celebrates 10th Issue and 5th Anniversary

The Common transports readers to unknown and inaccessible parts of the world—real and imagined.

The Common, Cover of Issue 10
The Common Issue 10 is now available for purchase.

If you love a good story—one with the power to transport you to a world other than your own—chances are you’ll love the newest issue of Amherst’s award-winning literary journal, The Common

With stories, essays and poems by 34 authors from countries around the world (China, France, Lebanon, Nigeria and South Africa, to name a few), Issue 10 takes us to the front row of a Lady Gaga concert, on a hitchhiking journey around Hungary and 1,000 years into the future.

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Literary Locavore

Editor's note: In the print version of this article, the title ZYZZYVA is misspelled several times. The spelling has been corrected in the online version, below. We apologize for the error.

In 1985 Howard Junker ’61 started a literary journal with a funny name. He’s still—for a few more months—slogging through the slush pile.

By Jennifer Acker ’00

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