emerald city

history and mission

Emerald City is an online literary magazine established in the fall of 2019 in Pittsburg, Kansas. The magazine is run by members of the Creative Writing program at Pittsburg State University. We publish fiction and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers. By focusing on these genres, we aim to provide our readers with stories that resonate.

We hope to provide a platform for emerging and established writers to foster a meaningful literary conversation among diverse readers and writers. We celebrate the power of human connection by offering a distinctive collection of narrative prose and artful storytelling.

We also sponsor a poetry chapbook contest, the Cow Creek Chapbook Prize, which you can learn more about here.  

meet our team

Chief Editor 

Managing Editor

Assistant Editors





Chase Dearinger

Jess Macy

Reagan Greenwood

Grace Hendrickson

Hannah Maus

Lexi Melson

Tanner Stout


contact us

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