Barnstorm is an online literary journal sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. Started in 2009, we strive to publish the best creative nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. We accept submissions from all types of writers from all walks of life and do not require an MFA degree to submit.  Email us at barnstormjournal@gmail.com.

More information: MFA Program | UNH home.

Editor-in-Chief // Lily Greenberg

Lily is a second-year MFA student studying poetry writing at the University of New Hampshire, where she also works in Research Communication and Development. She grew up in Nashville, studied literature in the Boston area, and lived in France as an English teacher until she began graduate school. Of particular interest to her are translation, book arts, experimental music, gardening, and hiking. 

Managing Editor // Wesley Hood

Wes is a second year nonfiction student interested in all forms of the essay, and is currently at work on a collection about railroad related deaths. Originally from Syracuse, he now splits his time between Portsmouth and the North Shore of Mass. When he isn't reading or writing, he's probably on his bike.

Nonfiction Editor // Abigael Sleeper

Abigael is a life-long New Hampshire native who earned her Bachelor's degree in English from UNH in 2017. Before returning to UNH for her MFA in nonfiction, Abigael worked in marketing and then as a producer for New Hampshire Public Radio. She is passionate about bagels, thinks about her cat too much, and attempts to play the tambourine in a classic rock cover band.

Fiction Editor // Charlotte Gross

A fiction student in the MFA program at UNH, Charlotte earned a BA from Dartmouth College where she skied on the Nordic team and wrote/illustrated a graphic novel about wildfire. Her interests on and off the page include mountains, snow, trees, horses, and bikes. As a Wilderness First Responder, Charlotte can help if you hurt yourself while seeking inspiration in the backcountry. 

Poetry Editor // Johnna St. Cyr

Johnna is a second-year MFA poetry student at the University of New Hampshire. After graduating from Colby College with a degree in English, she taught fulltime in New York while earning her Master’s in Teaching. Aside from reading, writing, and teaching, she enjoys hiking, running, and exploring the seacoast with her dog, Lilah.

Arts Editor // Via D'Agostino

Via, a first year MFAer, grew up running wild in western Massachusetts. She was homeschooled (grades 1-12) and slept on a table for a year while traveling the US in an RV with her family. She attended Ohio Northern University and double majored in Creative Writing and Spanish before escaping the Midwest's cornfields to return to the East Coast. She loves traveling, books, dragons, and climbing everything from mountains to trees. 


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