Rainy Day

Cornell students are welcome to join our editorial staff!


About Us

Rainy Day is the longest running literary magazine on the Cornell University campus, publishing a biannual magazine presenting the finest student literary works to the widest audience possible. We are a cooperative group of editors who critique work through interactive meetings. Our staff members come from myriad backgrounds: Economics, Biology, Philosophy, English and other majors. We have been publishing for 50 years at Cornell and were founded by Professor Kenneth A. McClane who is now W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature Emeritus and who said in our 30th anniversary issue, “Rainy Day might well be the longest-lived student publication in the country.” Rainy Day is a prestigious magazine with a long tradition: in our first year, we published a poem by Richard Price, a now-famous novelist and screenwriter (author of “Clockers”) and published poems by now famed writers Anselm Hollo, James Bertolino, and Thomas Johnson.

For more information and to browse our archive, visit our website: https://www.rainydaymagazine.org/

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be sent directly to rainydaycornell@gmail.com

We accept submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short plays from college undergraduate students. You may submit up to three poems; we do not currently have formal limits to the length or number of prose pieces submitted, but contributors are encouraged to remember that particularly long prose works are accommodated only as far as available space in the magazine allows. Please submit your works in a Word doc attached to your email.

Submissions received on a rolling basis. Deadline for Fall 2023 is November 10.

Our Team

Amy Wang Profile

Amy Wang

Tom Sandford Profile

Tom Sandford

Annabel Baniak Profile

Annabel Baniak


E: rainydaycornell@gmail.com

Rainy Day

Ithaca New York 14853
United States