Welcome to Mānoa
A Pacific Journal of International Writing

“Frank Stewart and the other editors at MĀNOA have consistently achieved a publication that manages to be rooted in a real locality without being provincial, and to present work of distinction without being predictable, maintaining vitality and surprise without struggling to be trendy. [MĀNOA] has grown from one more literary magazine into a unique international publication, each issue unlike any of its predecessors.”
W.S. Merwin
“The work MĀNOA has done in bringing foreign authors to light in English has helped to spread unity and deeper understanding amongst cultures and countries. This is the real meaning of World Peace.”
Leza Lowitz
“To enter each issue of MĀNOA is to enter a world full of startling human experience and thoughtfulness and to share in the emotion and language necessary to reveal it.”
Marjorie Edel
“If MĀNOA did not exist, it would have to be invented. I don’t know of any comparable publication, for depth, focus, integrity and consistency, continually exploring in necessary directions, always grounded and notably purposeful.”
Ken Rodgers
Pictured above: cover of In the Silence, winter 2022 volume. Photographs © Greg Constantine.