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.
PDFs of our past issues can be viewed in "Documents," under the Resources tab.