Our History

The Watermark has been publishing the work of students at the University of Massachusetts Boston for twelve years. Before its current incarnation as The Watermark it was a journal called Howth Castle. The Watermark is entirely student run and funded primarily through student fees. We publish the highest quality student work in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art every year. Our goal is to provide a venue for the work of the student body, so that it can be shared with the University community and the greater Boston literary and arts community as well.

Each semester, the Watermark solicits work from the student body, categorized by genre (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art.) Each genre has a team of student readers/jurors who go over each piece, voting on whether to recommend it for publication.

Two section editors in each genre oversee the readers, and make the final selections for publication based on their recommendations. Finally, the editor(s) in chief is responsible for overseeing the production schedule, advertising and promotion, staff management, layout and design, and event planning for the journal.

Currently, all the section editor positions are open. Please contact us, if you are interested in working for the Watermark.

Section Editors


Poetry Editors


Art Editor


Non-fiction Editor


Web Editor

Alphan Gunaydin

, Undergraduate Class of 2008, is an Computer Science major and Philosophy minor beginning his senior year here. Visit: http://www.iAlphan.com for more information.
Designed and Coded by Alphan Gunaydin