SANGAM LITERARY MAGAZINE
features and represents works by established as well as emerging writers, irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. In this way, Sangam, a Sanskrit term for joining together, is, in fact, a coming together for all.
Sangam publishes in the fall and spring of each academic year through the Department of Languages and Literature at Southern University and A&M College’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As Louisiana’s largest Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Southern University is located in a bend of the Mississippi River, a locale with important literary significance, most recently home to Louisiana’s Poet Laureate, John Smith, who is among its Baton Rouge campus faculty.
We look to welcome new writers while also feature contributors that have been nominees and recipients of esteemed writing awards, prizes, and honors, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pushcart Prize, and Poet Laureate, as well as publishing original work and translations with leading journals and presses, including American Life in Poetry, The Iowa Review, New York Quarterly, The New Yorker, North American Review, Oxford University Press, and The Writer’s Almanac, among others.