Past Issues

  • Island Journal 2017, Volume 33, offers insights into island and coastal life through personal profiles and stories, fiction and poetry, and stunning photography and art. This issue includes the series "Making It Here," where islanders share stories of overcoming the challenges of remoteness, as well as articles on the uniqueness of island golf courses, VHF radios on Matinicus, "light painting" to unite island communities with art, maritime myths, and more.

  • Island Journal 2016 features stories about hunting on Frenchboro, lobster boat racing in Casco Bay, Eastport's rejuvenation, fiction, poems, and stunning photography and art.

  • The 2015 Island Journal takes readers to an island off Ireland, back in time to the World War II years in Casco Bay and on Vinalhaven, and looks forward to a renewable future on Denmark's "energy island," plus other stories, poems and photographs, stunningly presented in the attractive layout rea

  • The thirtieth edition of Island Journal features writing from Island Institute staff members, art historian Carl Little, poets Sophie Cabot Black and Tony Hoagland, and Finnish novelist, painter, and illustrator Tove Jansson.

  • Island Journal cover 2013

    Featuring contributions from Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Anne Bardaglio, Carl Little, and artists Michael Seif, David Conover, and Peter Ralston.

  • Featuring contributions from Matinicus artist David Sears, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, a tale of “Survival” on Vanuatu Island in the South Pacific, and a conversation with renowned naturalist E. O. Wilson.