Publisher's description: The Idaho Review was founded by English Professor Mitchell Wieland at Boise State University. Its inaugural issue published in 1998 and, since then, stories that have appeared in its pages have been reprinted in anthologies that include The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Award, The Pushcart Prize, New Stories from the South, and Best of the West. When the MFA in Creative Writing Program was started in 2000, Wieland continued the production of this annual with the help of his graduate students.
The Idaho Review includes both fiction and poetry, working within the classic tradition of a literary journal, also covering eclectic voices and open to a broad range of styles.
NewPages’s review of the 2013 issue said, “This issue of The Idaho Review is a gem; it begins in glory and the energy never sags… Strong characters, stories with satisfying endings, and beautiful writing make this collection eminently worth buying, keeping, and giving to your best reading friends.”
Contributors to The Idaho Review have included Joy Williams, Ann Beattie, Richard Bausch, Rick Bass, Madison Smartt Bell, Ron Carlson, Lee K. Abbott, Edith Pearlman, Stuart Dybek, Frederick Busch, Debora Greger, and John Kinsella.