The Bend is a literary magazine that showcases work by graduates and current students in the Notre Dame Creative Writing Program. Like its predecessors, Dánta, La Rue Barbarian, and The Rhubarbarian, The Bend is distributed on the last class day in the spring. Alumni and current graduate students in the MFA program can look for calls for submissions in late fall.


Bend16 Coverpage

Click the cover to download a free PDF of the current issue, or copy and paste the link into a browser to sign into ISSUU and read an interactive issue online.

The Bend archive is available here.