The Literacy Commons
The Literacy Commons

The River: A Literary Magazine

Welcome to The River


The River Vol.4 Cover

In May 2014, the Literacy Commons launched The River: A Literary Journal for students in sixth to 12th grade students attending public schools in Robeson and adjacent counties.  In [April 2014 :], we proudly issued Vol. 1; in [May 2015], we proudly issued Vol. 2.  Volume 3 was unveiled in April 2016.  Most recently, the publication of The River, Vol. 4 was celebrated on May 1, 2017. Showcasing poetry, short fiction, essays, dramas, and all forms of visual art, this journal provides publishing opportunities for youth writers and artists who call our communities home.

To purchase copies of The River, Vol. 4, please visit the website of on-demand, independent publisher Lulu at