Centers and Journals

The Center for Literary Publishing


Established in 1992 and housed in the English Department at Colorado State University, the Center for Literary Publishing is home of Colorado Review, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, and the Mountain West Poetry Series. Its mission is two-fold: to publish contemporary short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and to offer graduate students opportunities to learn about and participate in literary publishing through a professional internship.

Colorado Review

Launched in 1956 (with the first issue featuring work by Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, E. E. Cummings, Henry Miller, Bertolt Brecht, and Mark van Doren), Colorado Review is a national literary journal featuring contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews. Each issue is approximately 200 pages. Published three times a year, Colorado Review has a circulation of approximately 1,100, is carried by university and public libraries across the country, and is distributed by Kent News to independent bookstores. The journal receives over 9,000 manuscript submissions each academic year. To get your own copy, subscribe here.

If you are a graduate student interested in doing an internship with the Colorado Review, contact Stephanie G'Schwind,, 970-491-5449.

Community Literacy Center

Community Literacy

The primary mission of the Community Literacy Center is to create and facilitate literacy opportunities that invite community members—particularly people experiencing confinement or in recovery—to engage in innovative and supportive writing spaces and to value the writing and art that emerges through conversation and circulation.

SpeakOut! Journal

The CLC and SpeakOut! publish a beautiful, bound anthology of writing and art from our workshops at the end of each semester (in May and December). Any writer/artist who wishes to publish their work is welcome to appear in these issues, which are distributed free of charge to a wide audience. We have journals as far flung as India, China, and Schenectady!

Cover art is created by workshop participants.

Read content for these, and all issues since 2005 on our sister site at