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The Common is heralded in today’s Inside Higher Ed.

“The last few years had many literary journal editors’ backs against the wall. Numerous journals teetered between shuttering and downsizing.

Amherst College is taking the road less traveled. Last year the college announced its support for The Common, a local literary journal, and for a companion publishing internship program and literary publishing course. The journal will ship its first issue — yes, in print — in April.”

Read the full article here.

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