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Water~Stone Review

A Literary Annual

About Water~Stone Review: "Water~Stone Review is one of the most elegant, substantial literary journals anywhere on the American scene....It will nourish and uplift you."  Naomi Shihab Nye

Contact Information:


1536 Hewitt Ave.

Saint Paul, MN  55104-1284

Phone: 651-523-2047

Email: water-stone@gw.hamline.edu

Web: www.waterstonereview.com/

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Submission period: 10/1-12/1 Reading period: 12/1-5/1 Response time: 1-4 months Payment: (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1520-457x Founded: 1998 Issues per year: 1 Distributors: Ubiquity, Don Olson Copy Price: $15 Subscription (Ind): $18/1yr, $32/2yr + S&H Subscription (Inst): $16/1yr, $30/2yr

Publisher’s Description: Water~Stone Review is a literary annual published by the Graduate School of Liberal Studies at Hamline University. It promises the excitement of trend-setting work and the artistic excellence of a proud Midwestern literary tradition. The review is geared to the curious reader who prefers a range of styles and voices, intelligent and lively discourse, and strong, original writing. Water~Stone Review publishes work in all genres (from both emerging and well-known writers), essay/reviews, and writers’ interviews. Work from the review has been included in Best American Poetry, Best Nonrequired Reading, The Pushcart Prize, and other anthologies.

Features include three contests – Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize, Brenda Ueland Prize for Fiction, and the Judith Kitchen Prize in Creative Nonfiction. The review also publishes an annual Meridel Le Sueur Essay by such writers as Susanne Paola Antonetta, Elizabeth Alexander, Patricia Hampl, Terry Tempest Williams, John Edgar Wideman, Eavan Boland, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Scott Russell Sanders.

Water~Stone Review is one of those rare journals that fires on all cylinders: careful editing, gorgeous layout and design, an aesthetic triumph on every level.” Robert Vivian, Author

Water~Stone Review has the freshness and verve of the very best literary reviews. You get the feeling, turning the pages, that its harvesting of good writing is intelligently planned and rigorously put together.” Eavan Boland, Author

Recent issues:

Vol. 15 boasts a gorgeous Meridel Le Sueur essay by Toi Dericotte paying homage to the poet Ruth Stone, an interview with visiting poet Ralph Angel, poetry reviews by Stan Rubin, and CNF reviews by Mary Cappello. This issue also features several "erasure" pieces by former bookworm contributor, Lawrence Sutin, along with an outstanding photographic folio curated by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.


last updated 09/30/2013