"Stone Canoe is a constant force for good on the American literary landscape."

- George Saunders

Stone Canoe Statue
Stone Canoe statue by Thom Huff.


The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center is delighted to be the new publisher for the award-winning literary journal Stone Canoe. For 12 years, Stone Canoe has focused on making the work of Upstate NY writers and artists available to a national audience. Originally published by Syracuse University, the journal now calls the DWC home.

For complete information on Stone Canoe, including our editorial policies and submission guidelines, purchasing information, details on our annual prizes and more, click here.

Need more information? Email DWC director Phil Memmer at, or call (315) 474-6851, ext.328.