there's more to life than books, you know, but not much more.


The Watermark is a student operated, student funded organization which has existed at UMass Boston under several names since 1979. We celebrate the best creative work done by UMass Boston students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Watermark welcomes students from all disciplines to volunteer their time and efforts in the publication, editing, and design process. We nurture emerging writers, artists, and aspiring publishers as they make their way through the UMass Boston curriculum. 

This publication is run and fueled by students in UMass Boston's community. By celebrating this creative process, The Watermark strives to give to the UMB community a chance to showcase their work and testify to the enduring importance of the arts in our contemporary climate. Our doors are open to all members of the university's community with something meaningful they'd like to share. Submissions of poetry, prose, opinion, essay, critique, play acts, photography, painting, sketching, doodling, selfies, screenshots, etc. should be sent to  for consideration.