Multiplicity: a: the quality or state of being multiple or various; b: the number of components in a system
Multiplicity Magazine, the literary journal of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University, celebrates the variety and range of the human experience in contemporary literature. We publish personal essays, narrative nonfiction, profiles, and flash nonfiction. We are especially interested in work by writers who live or have lived and worked outside the literary mainstream. Women. BIPOC writers. Immigrants and international writers. Veterans. Activists. Writers from LGBTQ communities. Crisis workers. Working-class writers. Anyone who has a story that needs to be heard.
Some of the topics we’re passionate about: the human body, gender, culture and language, mental health and trauma, the medical journey, the environment, family histories, stories that connect people and place. We invite you to submit in these areas, and also to share your own passions and interests with us. (You might be writing about something that is unknown to us. If you think we need to know about it, send it! We’re all about discovery.)
We publish creative nonfiction, poetry and photography. We announce our themed issues with the understanding that we hope you will apply every theme liberally. Across all categories, we seek multiple perspectives and fresh insights on common experiences. We want to learn something new, or think about something old in a way that makes it new again. We want to know you and the world around you.
The world teems with a multiplicity of stories. What is yours?
Kate Whouley, Editor-in-Chief
Leanna James Blackwell, Executive Editor
Heidi Fettig Parton, Senior Editor
Maria Smith, Managing Editor