About The Common

The Common is a literary magazine published at Amherst College. It publishes twice a year in print and several times a week online. Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker founded the magazine in 2011. Since then, it has published 17 print issues and over 1200 online pieces. The Common values writing that embodies particular times and places, and features new and underrepresented voices from around the world. Special portfolios include work from Puerto Rico, Syria, South Africa, Jordan, China, and India.

As Managing Editor since 2016, Emily supervises The Common’s staff of student interns, oversees production of the print journal, spearheads marketing efforts, evaluates submissions for print and online publication, and much more.

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