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Inkwell: Celebrating Literature and Art

Since 1995, Inkwell has been a proud part of Manhattanville University’s literary tradition.

The publication has a dual mission: to find new literary voices and to provide established writers with a venue for further developing their work. With every issue, we seek to publish work that upholds the highest literary standards and meaningfully contributes to the national literary conversation. 

Inkwell continues to launch careers, inspire writers, and delight readers through the varied mix of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that grace our pages. We’ve read what the greats from multiple traditions have said, and in the pages of Inkwell, we publish writers who answer.  


Issue 39 is coming soon.  We will open for Issue 40 submissions this fall!

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ExcerptsVol. 38

Our most current issue is the Fall 2023 edition, which featured poetry from Pamela Hart and Daniel Torday

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