The Laurel is St. Bonaventure’s campus literary magazine and the oldest continuously-published college literary magazine in the United States. The magazine is published in the spring.
All are welcome as contributors: current and former students; current and former faculty, staff, and administrators; and members of the surrounding cities and towns. Contributions of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, photographs, and non-photographic visual art are welcome.
All editorial decisions, including the selections of work to publish, are made democratically by staff members—all of whom are current students. The current editor-in-chief is Rachel Panek '26.
The faculty adviser of the Laurel is Dr. Joseph Hall. The faculty adviser does not participate in the editorial operations of the magazine.