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About artfuldodgewooster

Ohio based literary magazine, now over twenty years old, still in print, and gradually spreading across the digital world. Official Website:

Humanizing the Legends: Forged Letters

In the first several issues of Artful Dodge, there was a section titled “Forged Letters,” where famous literary figures of the past wrote to the editors and readers of our magazine. The letters contained everything from advice to criticism, briefly … Continue reading

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Shifting Seasons: Announcing Our New Reading Period and the Unveiling of Issue 54/55!

The upcoming cool months of autumn are a time of change and celebration. The leaves are turning from green to gold, Jack Frost comes to visit, and pumpkins ripen on their vines. Let the autumn season’s shifting colors inspire you! … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Lilly House Attic

  No places come without their ghosts. Lilly House, where the Artful Dodge office is stationed, is no exception, whether the ghosts are literal or metaphorical. This is most noticeable in the attic, a heavily cobwebbed space complete with crumbling … Continue reading

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Reflecting on My Own Introversion and “Solitude” by John Kooistra

As an introvert, I am familiar with the concept of solitude. My idea of the perfect Sunday is waking up late, going for a hike with my dog, working on my latest writing project, and curling up on the couch … Continue reading

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Rooms of Words

Having finally opened the main door to Lilly House, I found many other doors inside. There are rickety closet doors, new white bathroom doors, heavy locked oak doors, and mysterious attic doors, most of which I’ve taken the liberty of … Continue reading

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The Music Connection: Reflecting on “Self: A Musical” by Joel Lee

I do not consider myself a person who is overly inspired by music. I freeze up whenever someone asks me if I have a favorite band. My iTunes is filled with old songs that I purchased in middle school (every … Continue reading

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A Kafkian Door

Hello to all Artful Dodge readers and enthusiasts! It’s my first year in service of this literary magazine, and I have spent much time getting to know the ropes of its many workings. This summer, I’ve spent most of my … Continue reading

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