Blueline 42

49% of $5,000 goal
This campaign ended on July 16, 2021, but you can still make a gift to SUNY Potsdam by clicking here!

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks for 42 Years

Published annually since 1979, Blueline Magazine celebrates nature's shaping influence in the Adirondacks and similar regions by featuring the highest quality written and visual art from emerging and established writers and artists. 

As Northern New York's longest-running literary nature magazine, Blueline's pages are filled each year with paintings, photography, poetry, original stories and nonfiction essays reflecting the spirit and ways of life in New York's North Country and beyond. 

While providing an outlet for North Country artists to celebrate their natural world, Blueline enhances the value of SUNY Potsdam as an institution with deep roots in the arts and applied learning. Since 1989, when Blueline moved permanently to SUNY Potsdam's Department of English and Communication,  the magazine has sustained its original mission. More recently, the magazine has offered applied learning opportunities through internships focused on editing and production, and advocacy for the arts.

* The two written descriptions of Blueline in the video were generously contributed by the magazine’s Founding Editor, Alice Wolf Gilborn, and long-time contributor Lee Slonimsky, respectively. 

Sustaining the Magazine's Mission

Volume 42 was printed this year during a critical time in the magazine's history. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of state-allocated support Blueline normally receives to cover production costs was drastically reduced. Additional support usually raised through in-person events was not possible during the pandemic.

The Blueline 42 campaign aims to raise $5,000 to continue uninterrupted production of the magazine next year. Planning for the next volume will begin in summer 2021 and includes purchasing prepaid advertisements for "Calls for Submissions" from potential contributors. These ads ensure that Blueline continues to attract the most talented writers and artists, including new voices in the field.

Support through Blueline 42 will help cover the costs of next year's production, advertising and office supplies. Just as importantly, a normal production schedule enables Blueline to continue offering internships for SUNY Potsdam students.

A gift of any size will help reach the campaign goal!

Your support today will:

  • Sustain and further the magazine's mission of publishing local literature and art based in the natural world.
  • Grow the amount of general operating support for annual publishing, printing and production costs.
  • Continue providing hands-on, applied-learning internship opportunities for SUNY Potsdam students focused on mastering digital design and editing, desktop publishing and arts advocacy.

After you've made a gift, don’t forget to follow Blueline on social media and share your #Blueline42 giving plans! 

Make an Offline Gift to Blueline 42

If you would like to make an offline gift in support of this campaign, please make checks payable to "Potsdam College Foundation, Inc.," write "Blueline" in the memo, and mail to:

Potsdam College Foundation, Inc.

Raymond Hall 507, SUNY Potsdam

44 Pierrepont Avenue

Potsdam, NY, 13676

Other Ways to Support: Subscribe to Blueline

To purchase the current issue or to subscribe to future issues, please mail checks, payable to Blueline, to:

The Editor, Blueline

120 Morey Hall, SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY 13676 

and select your order:

* Single Copy = $15 (includes postage) 

* Single Copy International = $18 (includes postage)

* Three-year Individual subscription = $36

* Three-year International subscription = $44

* Three-year subscription for Libraries = $30

For $12 per copy (includes postage) you can also fill your personal library with Blueline back issues by contacting

Thank you for supporting the literary arts in Northern New York and SUNY Potsdam students with a gift to Blueline Magazine!

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