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The Florida Review

About The Florida Review: The Florida Review publishes innovative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and graphic narrative by established and emerging writers. Spring Editors' Prize awards $1000 in each genre.

Contact Information:

Editors: Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Peter M. Ives, Ken Hart

University of Central Florida

English Department

4000 Central Florida Blvd.

Orlando, FL  32816

Phone: (407) 823-6157



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Submission/Subscription Information:

Format: print Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, reviews, interviews, translations, photography, artwork Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Postal submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 4-6 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0742-2466 Founded: 1975 Issues per year: 2 Copy Price: $8 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Subscription (Ind): $15 Subscription (Inst): $20

Publisher’s Description: For over thirty-five years, The Florida Review has published quality fiction, nonfiction, graphic narrative, poetry, interviews, and reviews from established and emerging writers. Recent issues include work from Billy Collins, David Huddle, Denise Duhamel, Tony Hoagland, Alex Lemon, Steven Harvey, Maureen Stanton, and Terese Svoboda. Our pages have also featured fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays by such internationally renowned writers as Margaret Atwood, Bob Shacochis, Stephen Dixon, Grace Paley, Lorrie Moore, Mark Doty, Tobias Wolff, David Foster Wallace, Tony Early and Virgil Suárez.

The Florida Review has been listed in Writer's Digest's “Fiction Fifty,” and creative pieces first printed in our magazine have been reprinted and awarded “special mention” in The Pushcart Prizes: Best of the Small Presses and several of the Best American collections.

The Florida Review is published twice annually, Winter and Summer. Our annual Editorss Prize contest is held each Winter and awarded in Spring. Awards of $1000 are given in each of three genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We also sponsor the annual Jeanne M. Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award in fiction or graphic narrative with a December 1 deadline and first-prize of $1,000 and letterpress chapbook publication.

Recent issues:

This issue (Vol. 37 No. 1) features finalists from the first annual Jeanne M. Leiby memorial chapbook award (judged by David Huddle): fiction by Julia Lichtblau and M. R. Sheffield. The winning story, "Rubia," by Patricia Grace King, is available as a chapbook. Also in the issue: three graphic narratives, three essays, two additional stories, and poetry, translations, and reviews.

This special double issue of The Florida Review (Vol. 36 Nos. 1 & 2) features our Editors Award winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, a comic by Lydia Conklin, a novel excerpt by Diane Glancy, art by Matt Straub, and new work by Laura Read, Naton Leslie, Laura Kasischke, Ira Sukrungruang, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Jose Skinner, Terry Blackhawk, David A. Axelrod, and Kathleen Driskell.


last updated 7/14/14