Southeast Missouri State University Press


Student Literary Magazine

Journey is an annual literary journal that publishes original writing by students of Southeast Missouri State University. Submission is open to all Southeast students, regardless of field of study.

The new issue is usually available by the fall semester of each year. Copies are free to Southeast students and can be picked up from the Journey rack on the third floor near the elevator in Grauel.

The origins of Southeast’s literary magazine was The Potboiler, which was first published in 1966 and lasted for four issues. Our literary magazine was reborn in 1971 as Journey, and has been published yearly ever since.

Journey is produced entirely by Southeast students. Volunteers read submissions, format the magazine using InDesign and Photoshop, giving them hands-on publishing experience, and prepare the issue for mailing.

Journey is compiled and designed almost entirely by student volunteers. Volunteers are needed to read and judge submissions that might be published in the magazine. Students are also responsible for formatting the magazine and creating the cover, as well as preparing the journal for printing and mailing.

For information about volunteering, please contact us.

Contact Information

Journey Advisor

Dr. Dan Crocker
Phone: (573) 651-2625
Office: Grauel 318 J

Dan Crocker earned his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of a novel, The Cornstalk Man, and a collection of short stories, Do Not Look Directly Into Me. He is also the author of three poetry collections. The most recent is Like a Fish from Sundress Publications. His work has recently appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, New World Writing and Hobart.

Past Issues

Covers of and contributors to past issues of Journey can be viewed online.

View Past Issues


Journey is comprised of student-submitted writing. Short stories, poetry, and essays are accepted.

Submission Details


Journey hosts a student reader series which began in 1998.

Journey also helps to organize Wordsfair, a celebration of the arts held on campus in the Spring every other year.

Event Details

University Links

University Press

English Department,
Southeast Missouri State University