About SQ

Founded in 1975, StoryQuarterly has been publishing emerging and established writers for over 30 years. Originally an independent quarterly based in Illinois, its contributors’ work has been selected for inclusion in the annual collections The Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, and The Best American Non-Required Reading. Among the acclaimed writers who have written for the journal are Margaret Atwood, T.C. Boyle, Lydia Davis, Mark Doty, Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth McCracken and Joyce Carol Oates.

In the summer of 2008, Rutgers University–Camden acquired StoryQuarterly. Writer Paul Lisicky, assistant professor of English in the M.F.A. program, is the editor. Poet and essayist J.T. Barbarese, associate professor of English, serves as senior advisory editor. Rutgers–Camden novelists Lisa Zeidner, professor of English, and Lauren Grodstein, assistant professor of English, are assistant editors. M.M.M. Hayes, who edited StoryQuarterly for the past decade, remains with the journal as senior contributing editor.

More information about Rutgers–Camden’s MFA program in creative writing is available at mfa.camden.rutgers.edu. The Camden Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers 34 undergraduate and 17 masters and PhD programs. Located in the heart of the vibrant Camden Waterfront, Rutgers-Camden is home to 250 faculty whose research, teaching, and service endeavors are represented worldwide.