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Current Issues in Print

Current Print Issues @ Denison Library

  • The American Poetry Review
    The American Poetry Review was founded in 1972 in Philadelphia. Bimonthly issues of original poetry, literary criticism, interviews, essays and social commentary.
  • The Antioch Review
    The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors.
  • The Believer
    The The Believer is a monthly magazine where length is no object.  There are book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and that are very often very long. There are interviews that are also very long. We will focus on writers and books we like. We will give people and books the benefit of the doubt.The working title of this magazine was The Optimist.
  • Callaloo
    The premier journal of arts, letters, and cultures of the African Diaspora, publishes original works by, and studies of, black writers worldwide. The journal offers an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, drama, critical studies, and visual art.
  • Fiction
    The guiding principle of Fiction has always been to go to terra incognita in the writing of the imagination, and to ask that modern fiction set itself serious questions, interrogating the nature of the real and the fantastic. It represents no particular school of fiction, except the innovative. Fiction has traditionally attempted to make accessible the inaccessible, to bring the experimental to a broader audience. As a result of its willingness to publish the difficult, experimental and unusual, Fiction has a unique reputation in the U.S. and abroad as a journal of future directions.
  • Field
    Published at Oberlin College, this twice-yearly journal, aims to publish the very best of contemporary poetry and poetics.
  • The Georgia Review
    Since its inception in 1947, The Georgia Review has grown steadily to its current position as one of America's premier journals of arts and letters. Writers featured in the Review range from Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to the most deserving newer voices--including many who have never published before.
  • The Gettysburg Review
    The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as Christopher Coake, Holly Goddard Jones, Kyle Minor, Ginger Strand, and Charles Yu.
  • Granta
    This magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it had a long and distinguished history, publishing the early work of many writers who later became well known, including A. A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
  • The Hudson Review
    Founded in 1947, The Hudson Review is a quarterly magazine of literature and the arts published in New York City
  • The Iowa Review
    With 2009, The Iowa Review enters its 39th year of continuous publication at the University of Iowa.
  • The Kenyon Review
    The Kenyon Review was founded in 1939. This publication has published such internationally known writers as Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, William Empson, Mark Van Doren, Kenneth Burke, and Delmore Schwartz, as well as younger writers: Flannery O'Connor, Robert Lowell, and Peter Taylor, to name a few. It was perhaps the best known and most influential literary magazine in the English-speaking world during the 1940s and '50s.
  • The Literary Review
    The Literary Review, published at Farleigh Dickinson University, which has been publishing quarterly since 1957, is known for its unique role among literary magazines of devoting entire issues to contemporary writing from specific nations, cultures or languages
  • The London Magazine
    From the 1700's to the present day, The London Magazine has played a vital role in the literary world. It championed the work of Wordsworth, Lamb, De Quincey and Clare, as well as the ‘Cockney School’ of poets
  • The Massachusetts Review
    An independent quarterly of literature, the arts, and public affairs, The Massachusetts Review has deep local roots but a broad appeal, with subscribers spread across the U.S. and abroad.
  • McSweeeney's
    McSweeney’s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney’s has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T.C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we’re committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.
  • The Michigan Quarterly Review
    founded in 1962, is the University of Michigan's flagship journal, publishing each season a collection of essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews.
  • Muse
    MUSE is a celebration of inspiration for literary artists. It is a quarterly publication of The Lit, dedicated to providing Ohio-based writers a platform to showcase superior craftsmanship, to supporting and promoting writers in their craft, to spotlighting news of interest in the literary community, and to elevating the overall literacy of the region.
  • New England Review
    The New England Review is a quarterly literary magazine published by Middlebury College.
  • New Letters
    New Letters quarterly and its audio companion, New Letters on the Air, are part of a national literary tradition that serves readers and writers across the world. New Letters will continue to seek the best new writing, whether from established writers or from those just ready to be discovered; and it will support those writers, readers and, yes, listeners, who want to experience the joy of writing that both surprises and inspires us all.
  • The Paris Review
    Founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton in 1953, The Paris Review began with a simple editorial mission: “Dear reader,” William Styron wrote in a letter in the inaugural issue, “The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines and putting it pretty much where it belongs, i.e., somewhere near the back of the book
  • Parnassus Poetry in Review
    Parnassus: Poetry in Review was founded in 1973 by Herbert Leibowitz (editor) and Stanley Lewis (publisher) to provide a forum where poets, novelists, and critics of all persuasions could gather to review new books of poetry, including translations–international poetries
  • PN Review
    PN Review (originally Poetry Nation) is widely regarded as a magazine in which things happen: poetic innovation and invention are celebrated, literary and political clashes occur, imagination and critical intelligence are tested, teased and rewarded.
  • Poetry Magazine
    Published by the Poetry Foundation, this magazine desires to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.
  • The Sewanee Review
    The success of a magazine in America is judged by its survival. Published since 1892 by the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, the Sewanee Review has never missed an issue . . . so you be the judge. The Sewanee Review is unique in the field of letters for its rich tradition of excellence in poetry, fiction, and memoir, and for its dedication to straightforward, no-nonsense literary criticism.
  • Shenandoah
    Founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty and students, Shenandoah has achieved a wide reputation as one of the country's premier literary magazines.
  • The Southern Review
    The Southern Review publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, and excerpts from novels in progress, with emphasis on contemporary literature in the United States and abroad, and with special interest in southern culture and history.
  • Southwest Review
    The third oldest continuously published literary quarterly in America. From its inception, the magazine set out to publish the best works it received neither attempting to please a mass audience nor limited by its region. .
  • Stand
    In its 50 plus years Stand has published early work by many writers who have gone on to become established figures - Ken Smith, Tony Harrison, Michael Hamburger, Douglas Dunn, Jeffrey Wainwright and George MacBeth are just a few. The magazine has also played a major role in bringing the work of Russian and East European writers in translation to an English-speaking audience.
  • The Sun
    The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than thirty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human.
  • The Virginia Quarterly
    The inaugural issue was the Spring 1925 issue, featuring writing by dozens of writers, many southern, including Pulitzer Prize winner Senator William Cabell Bruce and Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello.
  • The Western Humanities Review
    Western Humanities Review as been in continuous publication since 1947 and has featured work by some of America's most distinct voices: Wallace Stegner, Robert Oppenheimer, Ursula Le Guin, Raymond Carver and many more. We continue to seek fresh and original works of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and literary scholarship. Work first published in the WHR has been reprinted or cited in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, the O. Henry Prize, Best American Short Stories, Essays, and Poetry.
  • The Yale Review
    The nation's oldest literary quarterly. The Yale Review traces its history back to 1819, when a group of Yale faculty members started a quarterly journal then known as The Christian Spectator.

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