Wesleyan University and Middletown, Connecticut's

Community of Writing, Art, and Publishing.


Submissions Open for The Lavender Vol.5: Obsessions. Click here to submit!

Submissions open for Sazón, a new chapbook of poetry, prose,

and art by Latinx students. Click here to submit!

Submissions Open for Pre-Owned, Good Condition Vol.2: Exchange.

Click here to submit!


Click here to purchase!

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Click to view the online version!



Route 9 is a literary collective that was founded in 2020 by Wesleyan student Oliver Egger. The collective publishes multiple magazines and literary projects a year at Wesleyan University and in Middlesex County, Connecticut. 

Currently we have four major projects:

-The Lavender:

Wesleyan University's bi-semester poetry and prose magazine.

Fall 2022: Obsessions Open for Submissions!

Fall 2021: Inaugural Issue: Click here to read!

Winter 2021: Issue 2: Metamorphosis: Click here to read!

Early Spring 2022: Issue 3: Patterns: Click here to read!

Late Spring 2022: Issue 4: Fragment 94: Click here to read!

-The Route 9 Anthology:

An anthology of poetry and prose by Wesleyan University students,

professors, and residents of Middletown, Connecticut.

Book released in September, 2022 by Wesleyan University Press.  Click here to order!

-Poems of Our Climate:

 A weekly poetry column run by Sofia Baluyut in The Wesleyan Argus. 

Open year-round to Wesleyan Students. Submit directly to her at

-Pre-Owned, Good Condition: 

A new magazine of found art and writing at Wesleyan University. The content includes found poems, collage, letters, photography, lists, and more.

Issue 2: Exchange: Open for Submissions!

Issue One: Click here to read!

-Special Projects:

See everything else Route 9 is up to!

Want to get involved? Email for more information!

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