Salamander publishes a biannual magazine of poetry, fiction, memoir, and works in translation. It was founded by Jennifer Barber in 1992 with the aim of publishing a generation of writers reaching artistic maturity and deserving of a wider audience alongside new work by established writers. Salamander became affiliated with Suffolk University in the fall of 2005. Its annual fiction contest began in 2010.
Salamander vol. 18 no. 1 is the first issue celebrating Salamander's 20th year. This issue features poetry by Leslie Williams, Yehoshua November, Wesley Rothman, Fred Marchant, Lori Wilson, Ben Berman, Kim Triedman, Adam Day, Gregory Lawless, Amy Dryansky, and others; stories by 2012 Fiction Contest winner Lynne Butler Oaks and Honorable Mention Jenn Chan Lyman; stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Dana Diehl, and Daniel Pinkerton; and Crossings Over: George Kalogeris's Dialogos, reviewed by Jacqueline Kolosov; Ancestral Lines: David Ferry's Bewilderment reviewed by Valerie Duff-Strautmann.