Publisher's description: The Briar Cliff Review, published annually at Briar Cliff University, has received numerous awards and is a member of CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines and Presses). The editors are committed to nurturing artists and fostering the best of both emerging and established writers.
Our full-size format and elegantly simple design provide an aesthetically pleasing venue for the work of contributors, who will often find their writing juxtaposed with four-color art. We promote emerging writers by reviewing recent books of poetry and fiction. In addition, The Briar Cliff Review also sponsors an annual literary contest in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
Writers featured in The Briar Cliff Review include Laura Apol, S. J. MacLean, Laura S. Distelheim, Carine Topal, Lee Varon, Lisa Nikolidakis, Rosa Lane, JL Schneider, Leslie Kirk Campbell, Beatrice Lazarus, Amy Merrick, Mary Jean Port, Josip Novakovich, Diane Glancy, Carol Bly, James Doyle, Gaylord Brewer, Julie Sheehan, Diane Frank Jenna Blum, Brian Bedard, Lee Ann Roripaugh and Vivian Shipley. It showcases fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, and art that is evocative of our place—Siouxland, that area of the Big Sioux River Basin in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Although we gratefully accept contributions from all over the United States and the world, we are happy to proclaim ourselves a regional publication. It doesn’t diminish us; it enhances us.