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Since our founding in 2004, we've received submissions from students in 81 countries and 52 U.S. states/ territories. Our student editors have given feedback to every submission, over 21,000 and counting!

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Our Editors
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Shaliz Bazldjoo

Cleveland, Ohio

2023 College Acceptance List
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Polyphony Lit Recommendations
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"I'm not sure there is a better audience for The C.A.P.E. Crusade than the writers and editors of Polyphony Lit!"

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Jessica Kim's chapbook, L(EYE)GHT, was published by Animal Heart Press in April 2022, and her poems appear in POETRY Magazine, The Adroit Journal, and Frontier Poetry.

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Rina Olsen's book, "Third Moon Passing," was published by Atmosphere Press in June 2023. Rina has also worked as an instructor in Polyphony Lit's Around the World of Poetry in 80 Days workshop, representing Guam.

What People are Saying About Us

“Polyphony is a find. An eclectic collection of prose and poetry, it's like nothing else around. It's like a Paris Review for the young. Daring. Provocative. Exhilarating. And just plain fun.”

 – Alex Kotlowitz
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Volume 19 | Fall 2023

Now available!

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Our Advisory Board

Stuart Dybek
Jennifer Egan
Betsy Franco
Edward Hirsch
Alex Kotlowitz
Chang-rae Lee
Jim McManus

Brian Scullion
Gary Shteyngart
Scott Turow

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