Monday, January 23, 2017

Until Feb 15, all online sales of SC will go to QDEP

Thanks so much to everyone who helped us raise $198.77 for the ACLU between Dec 15 and Jan 15!!

From Jan 15 through Feb 15 we are donating all proceeds towards an amazing collective, The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP), whose mission is to help and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, queer, Two Spirit, Trans, Gender Non- Conforming, and HIV+ detainees/undocumented/immigrant people coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and emotional support and services.

Please help to support however you can. All monies raised (including postage) will go to QDEP on Feb 15. And in return you will receive a journal filled with incredible art and literature from around the globe! Just visit the "Buy Stonecutter" tab on this website.

Please email any questions or purchasing issues you might have to: 

As always, your support means the world to us.

Thank you,


Katie, Chris, and Stonecutter

Saturday, December 17, 2016

All online sales of Stonecutter will be donated, starting with the ACLU

Over the coming months, any and all online sales of the journal will be donated to various organizations, starting with the ACLU. We will switch the organization month to month (next change will be on January 15th) and editor Katie Raissian will post updates on our social media pages and here. We are hoping to sustain donations over 6 months at the very least. You will not only be supporting organizations that work hard for justices, you'll also get a beautiful publication filled with brilliant literature and art.

Please visit the "Buy Stonecutter" tab to purchase. And if you have any trouble with your purchase, please email with "payment issue" in the subject line.

Thank you all in advance for your support!


Katie, Chris, and Stonecutter

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The HiFi Reading Series presents an evening with Stonecutter, Wednesday December 7

We're teaming up with the good people at the HiFi Reading Series to present an evening of readings with four of our incredible contributors: Heather Cleary, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Nicole Sealey, and Sarah Wang. RSVP here.


HEATHER CLEARY's translations include Sergio Chejfec’s The Planets (finalist, Best Translated Book Award 2013) and The Dark (nominee, National Translation Award 2014), and a selection of Oliverio Girondo’s poetry for New Directions. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and was a judge for the BTBA and the PEN Translation Award. She is a founding member of the Cedilla & Co. translators’ collective and a founding editor of the digital, bilingual Buenos Aires Review.

LINA MARIA FERREIRA CABEZA-VANEGAS graduated with both a creative nonfiction writing and a literary translation MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of “Drown Sever Sing” from Anomalous press and the forthcoming collection of short stories, translation and essays titled Don’t Come Back, from Mad River Books, an imprint of the Ohio State University Press. Her fiction, nonfiction and translation work has been featured in journals including The Bellingham Review, The Chicago Review, Fourth Genre, Brevity and the Sunday Rumpus. She is a Rona Jaffe fellow and won the Best of the Net and the Iron Horse Review’s Discovered Voices Award, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She recently moved from China to Columbus where she works as a visiting assistant professor for The Ohio State University.

Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, NICOLE SEALEY is the author of The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her other honors include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review, a Daniel Varoujan Award and the Poetry International Prize, as well as fellowships from CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell Colony and the Poetry Project. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Nicole holds an MLA in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. She is the Programs Director at Cave Canem Foundation.

SARAH WANG is a writer based in New York. In 2016 she was awarded a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Literary Award runner-up prize, and is a former resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has written for The Last Newspaper at the New Museum of Contemporary Art; semiotext(e)'s Animal Shelter; The Los Angeles Review of Books; Conjunctions; Stonecutter Journal; Story Magazine; The Third Rail, and Black Clock, among others.

STONECUTTER is an annual print journal of art and literature that features international artists and writers of all genres alongside US-based ones.


Every month, the HiFi Reading Series features a selection of up-and-coming writers curated by an established author. Our readings have been featured in the New Yorker and the New York Observer, and TimeOut New York named HiFi one of the “Coolest Reading Series in NYC.”

The HiFi Reading Series is hosted and produced by Ryan Britt and Lena Valencia in partnership with the HiFi Bar.

For more information, contact

Friday, September 30, 2016

Eliot Weinberger and Katie Raissian in conversation

On Thursday, October 13, in celebration of Eliot Weinberger's brilliant new collection THE GHOSTS OF BIRDS (out soon from New Directions) he will be chatting with SC's Katie Raissian at McNally Jackson. For more info or to RVSP, click here.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stonecutter at the 7th Annual Brooklyn Indie Party at Greenlight Bookstore

Join us for the always fun annual Brooklyn Indie Party at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene to kick start the Brooklyn Book Festival weekend!

Friday, September 16, 7:30 PM
Co-hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)
Featuring A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Armchair/Shotgun, Belladonna, BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn Arts Press, Enchanted Lion, Ig Publishing, Kicks Books, Melville House, One Story, powerHouse Books, Sarabande Books, Song Cave, Stonecutter, Tin House Books, and Ugly Duckling Presse

Refreshments, music, giveaways and more!

Full info and Facebook RSVP here.

Saturday, July 2, 2016


"Packed full of carefully curated writers and artists, the latest issue features everything from poems and short stories to photography, collage, and miniature paintings."

 Our friends at JUXTAPOZ select some of their favorite highlights from Issue 5. See the full feature here: