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The Cincinnati Review

About The Cincinnati Review: The Cincinnati Review provides a venue for writers of any background, at any point in their literary careers, to showcase their best work.

Contact Information:

Editors: Don Bogen, Michael Griffith, Nicola Mason

University of Cincinnati, Department of English and Comparative Literature

McMicken Hall, Room 369, PO Box 210069

Cincinnati, OH  45221-0069

Phone: (513) 556-3954



Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, translations

Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 8/15-4/15 Response time: 3-4 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1546-9034 Founded: 2003 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $9 Average pages: 200 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $15 Subscription (inst) 1 year: $30

Publisher's description: Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers, as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Poetry and prose from our pages have been selected to appear in the annual anthologies Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, Best New American Voices, Best American Essays, Best American Fantasy, Best American Mystery Stories, Best Creative Nonfiction, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.

Our staff is a motley group of editors, faculty, and graduate-student volunteers. We work in a bustling, pleasantly crowded office in the corner of McMicken Hall, where we pass around and discuss the work writers send us, hold copyediting and proofreading meetings, train students in professional publishing, form assembly lines to mail out new issues, champion literature in all its forms, and take pleasure in doing the daily work of putting new stories, poems, essays, and reviews into print and into our readers' hands.

Recent Issues:

We at Cincinnati Review are pleased to present our Summer 2014 issue, which contains a great mix of work from new and established writers: Francesca Abbate, Angela Ball, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Dan Beachy-Quick, Sarah Burke, Marjorie Celona, Charlie Clark, Andrea Cohen, July Cole, Joseph Di Prisco, K. E. Duffin, Denise Duhamel, Keith Ekiss, Steve Elder, Elton Glaser, Vincent Guerra, Mark Halliday, Julie Hanson, Karrie Higgins, John Fenlon Hogan, Sarah Holland-Batt, Michael Homolka, Holly Goddard Jones, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Joan Leegant, Hailey Leithauser, Willie Lin, Circe Maia, Joy Manesiotis, Michael Marberry, Orlando Ricardo Menes, Christopher Lee Miles, Matthew Minicucci, and more.

Winter 2014: The first issue of our tenth anniversary year features work by Steve Almond, Carl Dennis, David Kirby, Daniel A. Hoyt, Emma Duffy-Comparone, Sally Wen Mao, David Wagoner, and Jennifer Murvin, among others, as well as an original score by composer Steven Weimer, who set to music Kathleen Winter’s poem “Eve, Seducing the Apple” as part of our year-long art song initiative. The issue also includes visual art by Eric Lee, translations of Romanian poet Ana Blandiana, and three reviews of debut story collections by women.


last updated 07/21/2014