Publisher’s Description: Tampa Review is published twice a year in a unique and elegant hardcover format by the University of Tampa Press. Each issue includes new stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art. The editors strive to produce a physically beautiful magazine that presents words in meaningful aesthetic relationship with world-class visual art.
We believe that contemporary works resonate most powerfully within a great tradition. Thus, the design of the magazine affirms a tradition of excellence in book arts hearkening back to illuminated manuscripts. And as a gallery space in print, Tampa Review promotes awareness of multi-dimensional relationships between outstanding contemporary literature and the contemporary visual arts. We advocate each act of reading as an experience of insight, outreach, and delight.
Our issues feature contemporary writing and art from Florida and our Tampa Bay area — but we emphasize and cultivate this work in dialog with an international literary and cultural community.
Our annual Tampa Review Prize for Poetry awards a $2,000 prize and book publication in hardcover and quality paperback editions to poets new and old. And each year we are one of eight journals publishing the best new writing from the nation’s graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs—winners of the AWP Intro Awards chosen by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.