Friday, June 3, 2016

Issue 5 Launch, Friday June 17th at 61 Local in Brooklyn

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Issue 5 of Stonecutter at 61 Local in Brooklyn on Friday, June 17, from 7:30PM onwards. There will be booze! There will be issues! And there will be amazing readings from:

Elisa Wouk Almino ☆ Stefani Barber ☆ Chris Cheney ☆ Ted Dodson ☆ Mark Ford ☆ Renee Gladman ☆ Oli Hazzard ☆ Ali Power ☆ Samantha Zighelboim ☆ Sarah Wang

All are welcome! RSVP to the FB event page here.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sally Rooney's essay from Issue 5 of STONECUTTER featured on LIT HUB


You can now read Dublin-based writer Sally Rooney's brilliant essay "America Imagines Itself: Ideology and the Box Office Superhero" (forthcoming in Issue 5 of STONECUTTER) in full here on LIT HUB.

Friday, May 20, 2016


The good people at BROKELYN include STONECUTTER on their list of "10 Brooklyn Literary Magazines That Will Publish Your Work" with this awesome write up:

"STONECUTTER is nearing the launch of their fifth issue of their beautiful print magazine. They are young but active, compiling biannual editions of fiction, nonfiction, drama, interviews, translations and visual art. If you’d like to get your hands on a printed copy, you can order it online, or at Book Culture, Greenlight Bookstore, McNally Jackson, and St. Mark’s Bookshop."

Thanks, guys!

Read the full list here.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kimberly Southwick interviews Katie Raissian for REAL PANTS


Our publisher Katie Raissian speaks with the publisher of GIGANTIC SEQUINS, Kimberly Southwick, about how and why STONECUTTER started, Katie's social media learning curve, the successes and failures of running a lit mag, and a whole lot more.

"We’re a bit like the mafia—once you’re in the family, you’re in. You’ll have our undying support and love forever."

Read the full interview at REAL PANTS here.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

STONECUTTER's Katie Raissian's Best Poetry Collection of 2015 for LITERARY HUB

Lit Hub's Adam Fitzgerald asked our publisher Katie Raissian to select her favorite collection of 2015. She chose LIGHTING THE SHADOW by Rachel Eliza Griffiths:

Lauded by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith as 'rare and revelatory' and by National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes as 'a book of spellbinding radiance,' Lighting the Shadow journeys us across vast landscapes of memory and forgetting, of violent histories and myth, of racist brutalities past and present. Drawing on myriad influences—from Kahlo to Jarrell, Darwish to Rukeyser, Brautigan to Clifton—Griffiths expertly examines American and world history through a dually personal and literary lens, exploring what it means to be woman, body, voice, victim, witness... These are live-wire poems that burn and lament, that speak to history’s numerousness, its silences and its voids, and transform those silences into song.

Read the full article here

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


"Stonecutter reminds us that we don’t have to allocate so much time to reading in order to find something gripping, sumptuous, or idiosyncratic...The unifying theme that I saw recurring through each piece was this sense of stillness, an exploration of defining an introspective silence. And with autumn just around the corner, we need to recognize more periods of silence and how we can fill them....what speaks to me about Stonecutter is its call to redefine silence in our lives. Every piece finds a way to make each quiet moment seem like it’s bursting....With each work finding a new way of reaching a calmness and clarity, Stonecutter achieves a full rating easily."

Thanks to Monique Briones and The Review Review for this incredible and insightful write-up of Issue 4!