Past Issues

  • Island Journal 2018, Volume 34, offers insights into island and coastal life through personal profiles and stories, fiction and poetry, and stunning photography and art. This issue explores the theme of "Innovative Waterfronts, Waterfront Innovators," which looks at how coastal communities are working to catch the next wave and stay on the edge of economic development. Innovation rarely happens by committee, but is often spawned in the imagination of an individual seeking a solution to a problem. In this year's stories, you'll hear how creative and persistent minds found new ways of doing things, and how communities are spawning and embracing these changes.

  • 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.