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The Southern Review
About The Southern Review: The Southern Review is an elegantly designed literary quarterly dedicated to publishing only the finest in poetry and prose by new and established writers.
3990 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 578-5108
ISSN: 0038-4534 Founded: 1935 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Ingram Periodicals, Louisiana State University Press Average pages: 252 Copy price: $12 Sample price (postpaid): $12 Subscription (Ind): $40 Subscription (Inst): $75
Publisher’s description: The Southern Review is one of the nation’s premier literary journals. Hailed by Time as “superior to any other journal in the English language,” The Southern Review has made literary history since its founding by Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, and Albert Erskine in 1935. We provide readers with the best contemporary fiction, poetry, and essays by a diverse array of writers from across the country and around the globe. Featuring established writers alongside exciting new voices, our quarterly print magazine includes a full-color artist’s portfolio in each issue.
Published at Louisiana State University, The Southern Review is distinguished by our long history of—and continuing dedication to—discovering emerging writers and giving them a place alongside literary luminaries. Among the writers we featured early in their careers are John Berryman, Eudora Welty, Peter Taylor, Mary McCarthy, Robert Pinsky, and Natasha Tretheway. Pick up a recent issue and you’ll find work by Bob Hicok, Anna Journey, Stephen Dunn, Kevin Prufer, Beth Ann Fennelly, Benjamin Percy, Stuart Dybek, Judy Troy, Ted Sanders, Jaquira Díaz, and Chinelo Okparanta.
Work originally published in The Southern Review regularly appears in the Best American series, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and The PEN/O’Henry Prize Stories series, and our authors have won Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and National Book Awards.
Spring 2013: This issue features work from M. Shahid Alam, Gilbert Allen, Nicky Beer, David Bottoms, James Lee Burke, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Chip Cheek, Robert Cording, Kirk Curnutt, Carol Ann Davis, Ron De Maris, Jaquira Díaz, Tamas Dobozy, Ghalib, Margaret Gibson, Anna Journey, David Kirby, Joy Ladin, Laurence Lieberman, Lori Nix, Alison Pelegrin, David Petruzelli, Mika Seifert, Alexandra Teague, Corey Van Landingham, Laura Van Prooyen, Ross White, David Wojahn, and Jake Adam York.
Winter 2013: A Connecticut origami convention, an accidental fall into a Delacroix painting at the Met, and an elephant sanctuary in Thailand feature in new stories by Katherine Heiny, Peter LaSalle, and Ian Bassingthwaighte. Essays include Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s examination of race, her family’s Italian ancestry, Fellini, and Pinocchio, and a personal essay by Steven Harvey about his mother’s life as a nursing student and young wife and mother in Dodge City in the 1940s and 1950s. New poems by Philip Schultz, Deborah Flanagan, Greg Wrenn, Maggie Smith, Kevin Prufer, and many others.
The Autumn 2012 issue features new work by Kirstin Allio, Beth Bachmann, Tara Bray, Rick Bursky, Tamas Dobozy, Yahya Frederickson, Stephen Gibson, Mary Jo Firth Gillett, Albert Goldbarth, William Greenway, Jeff Hardin, David Hernandez, Maura High, Luke Johnson, Reese Okyong Kwon, Julia B. Levine, Priscilla Long, Michael McCarthy, Susan Laughter Meyers, Ange Mlinko, Chinelo Okparanta, Jill Osier, Donald Platt, Jamie Quatro, Doug Ramspeck, Susan Rich, Jay Rogoff, Regina Scully, Shane Seely, and Floyd Skloot.
last updated 05/06/2013