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Burnside Review

About Burnside Review: A truly independent literary journal from Portland, Oregon.

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1782

Portland, OR 97207

Phone: 503-750-6396

Email: sid@burnsidereview.org

Web: www.burnsidereview.org

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 2-4 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1555-0931 Founded: 2004 Issues per year: Every 9 months Copy price: $8 Sample price (postpaid): $6 Average pages: 80 Subscription: $12 (2 issues)

Publisher’s description: Burnside Review, a truly independent literary journal from Portland, Oregon, gets its name from the street that runs the length of the city and divides it in two. Each issue is filled with poetry, an interview, book reviews, and one featured short story. Editor Sid Miller says, "we love poetry that surprises, finds beauty in truly unexpected places and that breaks your heart."

Past contributors include, Norman Dubie, Larissa Szporluk, Martha Ronk, Alan Shapiro, Linda Bierds, Ben Lerner, Paul Guest, Brenda Hillman, Ralph Angel and Alberto Rios.

Burnside Review, finally, signifies a new kind of light. It’s a brittle sort of light, for sure. No grand gestures are made and a wry sense of human failing twinkles through, rather than a garish sense of wickedness. Patterns gather but are not imposed with an iron nib. The reach is not wide, but it knows what is has got. In fact, it resembles nothing ever seem, quite.”  -Douglas Spangle

Recent issues:

The new issue (Volume 10 Number 1, 2014) features John Pursley’s interview of poet Ralph Angel. New work by writers such as; Bill Carty, Paula Cisewski, Farrah Field, Rich Smith, Kyle McCord, James Grinwis, Matt Hart, Sarah Messer and many more.

The new issue (Volume 9 Number 1, 2013) features Brooklyn Copeland’s interview of Rae Armantrout, plus new writing from Sandra Kohler, Matthew Lippman, Donald Dunbar, Eirann Lorsung, Andrew Michael Roberts, and many more.


last updated 05/05/2014