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emerald city

history and mission

Emerald City is a quarterly online literary magazine that focuses exclusively on the short story. Founded in 2019 by the creative writing program at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, we publish stories from both emerging and established writers. We seek and publish stories that resonate—stories that surprise, stories that subvert, and stories that take the reader to places they’ve never been before. Through these narratives, we hope to foster a meaningful conversation among diverse readers and writers. We celebrate the power of human connection by offering a distinctive collection of artful storytelling.  

meet our team

Chief Editor 

Managing Editor

Assistant Editors





Chase Dearinger

Kennedy Tomasi

Khadija Ceesay

Zachary Champlin

Ellie Davis

Zoe Jacquot

Victoria James

Tanner Stout


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