This is who we are.


Welcome to the first issue of Runestone.

The writers in this first issue come to us from colleges in Houston and Pittsburgh; Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago; Carbondale, IL and Salisbury, MD. They come to us from across the river in Minneapolis, and from down the highway in Northfield, Minnesota.

They write about transformation. Their work transformed us. Every one of these writers can flat-out write.

Read Editor's Note, by Katrina Vandenberg

Runestone  Volume One features work by:

Ashley Belisle, Saint Olaf College
Mary Cornelius, Augsburg College
Rebekah Durig, Southern Illinois University
Marcallina James, Augsburg College
Stephanie Liang, University of Pittsburgh
Cameron Price, Goddard College
Michael Ribbens, Calvin College
Melinda Ruth, Salisbury University
Anjum Tanveer, Loyola University Chicago
Zachary Weber, University of Houston
Lucy Zhao, University of Michigan
Including a genre-spanning folio by Tahseen Khaleel, Loyola University Chicago.

Read Volume One in suggested reading order

Click tiles below to read Runestone, volume one, by Genre/Category:


This Is Who We Are

Runestone is committed to growing the next generation of editors and writers.

We provide intense mentorship and hands-on experience for student editors across multiple levels of expertise.

We publish and promote the nation’s finest undergraduate writers in an online forum that is physically beautiful, and maintains or exceeds the standards of print.

We feature the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry we can get our hands on, all of it written by undergraduates.

Learn more about RUNESTONE

We are a national online literary annual, compiled and edited by BFA students in The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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