Crosscut, the Husson University literary magazine, is published by the Department of English each spring. Started in 1993 by English faculty, Crosscut is a collection of writing efforts from within the Husson community, including the work of fiction writers, poets, and visual artists.

Submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and visual arts are considered on a rolling basis by an editorial board comprised of full-time English faculty and students. Deadline for each current year issue is January 30. Notification of acceptance comes in late August and annual publication in the fall. Emerging writers are strongly encouraged to submit. Contributors receive two free copies.

Students may gain editing and publishing experience as editorial interns at Crosscut. Those majoring or minoring in English are given first consideration.    

Click on the links below to download current and past issues of Crosscut Literary Magazine.


Cover art of the 2013 Crosscut Literary Magazine--a compilation of earlier cover artwork.

2013 Crosscut Literary Magazine

Cover of the 2011 Crosscut Literary Magazine.

2012 Crosscut Literary Magazine

Cover of the 2011 Crosscut Literary Magazine.

2011 Crosscut Literary Magazine

The cover of the 2010 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a painting of a sunset on a stream with trees and rocks. 2010 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2009 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a painting of flowers. 2009 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2008 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a photograph of a bird landing on a beach. 2008 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2007 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a photograph of the outside of an apartment bulding. 2007 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2006 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a montage of photgraphs and drawings in brown and blue. 2006 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2005 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a photograph of a bird upside down on a berry bush in the middle of winter. 2005 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2004 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a photograph of a beach in the wintertime. 2004 Crosscut Literary Magazine
The cover of the 2003 Crosscut Literary Magazine is a photograph of a lobster boat in a harbor in the winter time. 2003 Crosscut Literary Magazine