Hello Sucker Fans and Friends!

We are hard at work on volume 2 of our literary journal, working through our copyedits as the new year approaches. We anticipate that this volume will be published in March 2013, available in both print and digital versions. It’s been a long journey to find these 9 suckerlicious short stories—we had hundreds of submissions, including an additional Open Door Day on October 1 that brought us another 50 or so. Now that we have found these suckerlicious delights, we are dying to share them with you all and are very excited and proud to publish such amazing work. Continue reading

DECISIONS: Open Door Day 2012


First, an enormous suckerlicious “thank you” to the best staff of readers an editor could ask for. Open Door Day readers included: Joey Lee (special consultant to Sucker), Miranda Cain (copy editor/reader), Molly Cavanaugh (copy editor/reader), Kathleen Ingraham (editorial assistant), Susan Zall (reader), Heather Talty (reader), and Shannon Alexander (reader). These folks are talented writers in their own right and exquisitely insightful critical readers. Without their responses to the stories, I would never have had the courage to listen to my inner voice that cried YAY or NAY to a piece. Validation from them was priceless. Thank you all a million times over. Continue reading

An interview with Hannah (Editor/Founder)

A Sucker writer interviews Hannah on the Hen&ink Literary Studio blog, Hen&inkblots. Click here to read!

Also, our first issue has arrived, and we want your comments!

So, click here to begin the download. Sit back with your favorite lollipop, as it will take about 5 minutes.

*No part of the magazine may be copied (digitally or print)  and distributed without permission. If you are a school or library and wish to print and copy this for your collection, please email the editor for permission at:

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Sucker Literary Magazine Issue 1

We are excited and proud to announce the first issue of Sucker Literary Magazine, Voices from Emerging Writers of YA Fiction.

Sucker Literary Magazine is a PDF document. Readers can download the magazine from our blog and read it on their computers. This is a rather large document and may take 5 minutes. So sit back with your favorite sucker lolly and relax while the deliciousness downloads. Click here to begin download.

*No part of the magazine may be copied (digitally or print)  and distributed without permission. If you are a school or library and wish to print and copy this for your collection, please email the editor for permission at:

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Press Release




Contact: Tanya Whiton

[Chestnut Hill, MA January 2011] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is proud to announce the inaugural issue of graduate Hannah Goodman’s new digital literary journal, Sucker Literary Magazine, to be published on January 23, 2012. It will be available on the magazine’s blog

Sucker Literary Magazine is a platform for intelligent, adventurous writers who create compelling, authentic young-adult literature that both adults and teens can enjoy. The first issue features 13 stories written by 12 writers. Sucker editorial staff and contributors hail from all over the continent (Canada and the U.S.). Submissions for the magazine’s second issue are being accepted between February 1 and May 1 2012.

Hannah Goodman (Winter ’11) is represented by Erzsi Deak of Hen&ink and is the author of three young-adult novels, including My Sister’s Wedding, which won the first place award for 2004 The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, children’s book division; My Summer Vacation, winner of a bronze IPPY in 2007; and Fear of Falling (2009) which was praised by readers and teachers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out.

As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.

Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of our authors, and more information about the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program can be found at

Clarification for our submission guidelines, including artwork

We have had a number of questions regarding our submissions guidelines for both YA FICTION and ARTWORK. We have updated our submissions page and added a new page featuring information regarding submitting artwork. We have chosen a cover and now seek art submissions for within the pages of the magazine.

We appreciate your patience and your comments/questions as we emerge into the world.


For information regarding writing submissions, please click here and for artwork, click here.