About the Journal of CMW


\The Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (JCMW), edited by Ervin Beck and Ann Hostetler, is published bi-monthly. Each issue focuses on a particular theme, author, or genre within Mennonite Writing, and includes poetry, fiction, essays, and criticism. Please cite our title as the Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing.

Submission Guidelines

Send inquiries address to Editor to the email address cmw@goshen.edu along with a bio that includes your connection to Mennonite faith, culture, heritage, or identity. Work should be submitted as a Word attachment. Our issues are thematic, but we also accept unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, memoir, and critical essays. We are also interested in featuring work from writers' groups. Please introduce yourself in your email. We do not read submissions that come without an introduction.

Editorial Staff

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler

CMW Site Editor,JCMW Editor

Ann Hostetler is the author of Empty Room with Light (Pandora Press US 2002), a collection of poetry, and editor of A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry (Univ. of Iowa 2003). She is Professor of English at Goshen College where she teaches American Literature and Creative Writing.

Ervin Beck

Ervin Beck

JCMW Editor

Ervin Beck is the author of MennoFolk: Mennonite and Amish Folk Traditions (Herald Press 2004), editor of MennoFolk 2: A Sampler of Mennonite and Amish Folklore (Herald Press 2005) and, with John D. Roth, of Migrant Muses: Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S. (1998). From 1967 to 2003 he was a professor of English at Goshen College, where he organized two "Mennonite/s Writing" conferences in 1997 and 2002 (jointly with Hildi Froese Tiessen of Conrad Grebel University College). Beck has published numerous articles on Mennonite literature, as well as on folklore, drama and world literature. He is also the editor of the two most complete bibliographies of Mennonite literature—one for U.S. authors, and one, with Hildi Froese Tiessen, for Canadian authors.

Matt J. Yoder

Matt J. Yoder

CMW Designer

Matt J. Yoder a freelance Web desiger, created the physical site as a Maple Scholar at Goshen College.

Advisory Board

Beth Martin Birky, Jeff Gundy, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Bobby Meyer-Lee, Paul Meyer Reimer, Maurice Mierau, Barbara Nickel, John D. Roth, Kyle Schlabach, Duane Stoltzfus, Hildi Froese Tiessen