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The Washington and Lee University Review

About Shenandoah:Shenandoah has long been a showcase for exceptional writing.” —The Washington Post Book World.  For 55 years Washington and Lee’s lively gallery for the literary arts.

Contact Information:

Mattingly House / 2 Lee Avenue

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA  24450-2116

Phone: (540) 458-8765



Submission Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes (see website) Email submissions: no Reading period: 10/1-5/15 Response time: 3-4 weeks Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0037-3583 Founded: 1950 Issues per year: 2

Publisher’s description: Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has published poetry, fiction, essays and reviews by luminaries such as William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, e.e. cummings, Sally Mann, Fred Chappell, Mary Oliver, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Lowell, Wallace Stevens, Anne Tyler, Cy Twombly and more. It’s certain, given this rich history, that the writers and artists we’re publishing today will become household names tomorrow. The best literary magazines have always endeavored to discover, accommodate and sustain good writing… Shenandoah does all three.” —Booklist

From the cover art to the Editor’s Note, Shenandoah consistently delights, surprises, and inspires. –Claudia Emerson, winner 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Shenandoah publishes work which displays passionate understanding, formal accomplishment and serious mischief. Work first published in Shenandoah is regularly selected for Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, Best American Poetry, Poetry Daily (online), Best American Essays and other anthologies.

“… a ‘little’ magazine notable for not being little in its aspirations or delivery."
USA Today.