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Each issue of COG is a curiously constructed curation offered up by the students of

Cogswell College.

 

Inspect. Experience. Leave no page unturned.

COG publishes literary fiction and poetry involving the magical, the strange, the rebellious, and the outlandish. Our stories have complex characters, in messy relationships, on a variety of adventures. We also create digital media (animations, podcasts, and artwork) following a similar style. Click the links below to see more. 

 

COG publish two free online issues per year, in November and May—as well as the annual print issue in August. COG is not a venue for student work; rather, the staff is comprised of students who solicit, screen and edit content from writers and artists.

 

Cog has two annual contests, the COG Poetry awards, and the COG Page to Screen Awards, whose winners have their work built into a short piece of animation by select teams of Digital Art and Animation and Audio Music technology students. In addition to digital and print publication, they receive a blurb from a celebrity judge (past judges include Juan Felipe Herrera, Daniel Handler, George Saunders, Dave Eggers, and Gish Jen) and a cash award. 

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Stories, poems, nonfiction, interviews and much more by a high-caliber lineup of established and emerging artists including Geoge Saunders, Gish Jen, TC Boyle, Opal Palmer Adisa, Ron Padgett, Tomas Moniz, Molly Giles, Dave Eggers, Kiese Laymon, Charlie Jane Anders and Paul S. Flores.

 

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To authors who'll read to you until you're content as a kid after a bedtime story.

 

to Cogitate, our audio series.


to artists and industry professionals discussing their work.

 

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Videos created solely for COG featuring literature, arts and music.

 

Chris Baker's game and lit reviews.

 

COG's animated shorts, 2D animations, graphic novels and illustration series (forthcoming).

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“And I loved the way my voice sounded, so rich and full, when it came out.” - April Sinclair

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2019'S WINNING STORY
COG PAGE TO SCREEN AWARDS

by Laur Freymiller
"'Australia was bigger than he'd imagined.' Sid is an American tourist on honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Charlene. The ramifications from an accident while en route to their hotel prove to be greater than Sid can imagine also. Self-centered and detached, Sid shows little emotion after hitting a dog on the road. Charlene by contrast is visibly upset and expresses concern. The accident in 'Accidents' highlights the underlying tension and division between the couple and triggers an intense, unpredictable and revealing journey."
—April Sinclair
Finalists

Lindsay Hunter

Venita Blackburn
 

2018'S WINNING STORY
(premiering soon as an animated short...)
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2017'S WINNING STORY
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2019'S WINNING
COG POETRY AWARDS POEMS

by John Sibley Williams
“Reading these poems, it’s evident that John Sibley Williams is a poet with complete control. The texture of his lines is rich and precise. The syntax demands attention and participation. As readers we get the pleasure of untangling each sentence, each line, into not just meaning, but an accumulation of surprising language and images. The speaker in these poems says, I’m not sure how to explain myself / to myself. These poems don’t falsely posture with knowledge, but rather, present us with a catalog of curiosities, a longing to understand all the things we are afraid to name.” 
—Hieu Minh Nguyen
Finalists

Kai Blevins
Clifford Thompson
Jared Hayley
 

2018'S WINNING POEM
(premiering soon as an animated short...)
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2017'S WINNING POEM
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