Paperbark Literary Magazine

Paperbark Literary Magazine


Paperbark is an interdisciplinary creative journal publishing a variety of media, including short stories, poetry, visual art, science communication, essays, interviews, and more. Founded at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the magazine is a platform for conversations around the currents of contemporary culture through the lens of sustainability with themes ranging from climate change, policy, and science, to the meaning of place and the value of creative expression. As graduate students, the opportunity to create a magazine from the ground up is a unique and enriching experience which also allows us to be change makers in our community by connecting people to sustainability through creativity. 

Now more than ever, there is a need to bring scientists together with poets, farmers together with painters, and researchers together with activists so that we may tell the stories that need to be heard. Paperbark is a collaborative, inclusive, and transdisciplinary endeavor, just as the arts and sciences are at their most powerful. By encouraging a sense of place, based not on county or state, but on a shared desire to connect with our communities, we plant seeds in them, and help them grow.



In a time where climate crisis and political unrest are increasingly relevant, we believe that grassroots efforts like Paperbark are embodying resilience in the face of chaos. Your contributions will help us to secure longevity for the magazine and allow us to use Paperbark to engage its community in these important discussions.

You are part of that community.  Please join us in championing sustainable art by supporting us today. 


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