Tampa Review :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Tampa Review: Tampa Review is a literary gallery space in print, presenting new writing and visual arts from Florida and the world.
The University of Tampa Press
401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 253-6266
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-11/30 Response time: 3-4 months Payment: cash plus copy (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0896-064X Founded: 1988 Issues per year: 2 Copy Price: $14.95 Subscription: $22/year
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.
One phrase that comes to mind with respect to the contents of the 47/48 double issue is “foreign and domestic,” a term pointing two ways that turns up in federal swearing-in ceremonies and in oaths of citizenship. It also resonates throughout this issue, from the homeland security of “A Family of Interest” in James Gordon Bennett’s Danahy Fiction Prize story to Martin Cloutier’s disturbing “World Brought Close,” with its images of need and vulnerability. Foreign and domestic explorations can stretch the boundaries of the worlds we know, and this issue probes both home and outer limits. Reality is continuously augmented in this issue, cover to cover, starting with digital video and audio layers triggered by the “Augmented Reality” cover art of Kendra Frorup.
This issue (45/46) features fiction by Ellen Brown Furman, Mark Krieger, Virginia Pye, Ron Rindo, Matthew Vollmer, and Daniele Wallace; nonfiction by Mark Beaver, Ellis J. Biderson, J. Malcom Garcia, Therése Halscheid, Caroline Sutton, and Gina P. Vozenilek; a great selection of art; and poetry by Peggy Alsworth, Lesley Jenike, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, Vanessa Blakeslee, Ann Keniston, John McKernan, George Ovitt, Lynne Potts, John Savoie, Carrie Shipers, Michael Spence, Marjorie Stelmach, Christine Swint, Corey Van Landingham, Cody Walker, Tana Jean Welch, Natalie Young, John-Michael Bloomquist, Bruce Bond, and more.
This double issue (43/44) is magic and mythic. It includes an epic array of writers and artists—our largest number to date. And in the mysterious ways that myths capture and compress patterns of human behavior and significance into timeless form, the epic contents include numerous contemporary incarnations of mythic patterns associated with classical Greek or Roman cultures—and even more ancient societies.
last updated 06/02/2014