Mount Hope has been published since 2012 out of the creative writing program at Roger Williams University. Each year, faculty-led undergraduate student editors read submissions, choose from them, and bring the work to publication. We're a small magazine that seeks to publish work we're proud of, which is firmly in a literary tradition, and which gives voice to both emerging and seasoned writers, from anywhere, in all forms, and from all perspectives. The name of the magazine references Mount Hope, which sits adjacent to our campus on Mount Hope Bay.
"History buffs still trek to the cliffs at Mount Hope to see where the Wampanoag chief Metacomet, also known as King Philip, is believed to have held court and also view the former swamp where he died, sites that modern-day Wampanoags consider hallowed ground.
"We feel very strongly about that site," said Edith Andrews, a member of the Wampanoag tribe. "It brings back the fact our ancestors stuck together, remained strong."
-Ray Henry, The Associated Press, 2007