it's time the tale were told how you took a child and you made him old


The Watermark is an arts journal made by and for the many talented students of UMass Boston. Since 1979 we have celebrated the work of students, staff, and alumni by sharing pieces with all the campus and the world. The Watermark welcomes students from all disciplines to volunteer their time and efforts in the running, editing, designing, and publishing of the journal, but our primary focus is nurturing emerging writers and artists, as well as aspiring publishers, as they make their way through this weird and often scary thing called life.

Our doors are open to all members of the university's community with something meaningful they'd like to share. Submissions of poems, prose, opinions, essays, critiques, acts of plays, photographs, paintings, sketchings, doodlings, fanfiction, screenshots, and any and all creative works not listed here should be sent to