Beginning January 2017, you will no longer see the familiar blue cover of The Sewanee Review on your bookstore or library shelves or in the mail. The fall 2016 issue features an Homage to George Core [pictured], editor of The Sewanee Review since 1973, overseeing the continuation of one of the longest-continuously published periodicals in the United States - dating back to 1892. Robert Benson offers an introduction to the selection of essays and notes in honor of Core's retirement, with contributing authors including Dawn Potter, Floyd Skloot, Donald Hall, Jayanta Mahapatra, Sam Pickering, Wendell Berry, B. H. Fairchild, Kathryn Starbuck, Gladys Swan, and many more.
Author Adam Ross has assumed editorial responsibility for the publication and plans to roll out a number of changes beginning in 2017. These include moving away from the traditional blue-covered publication to a cover that will vary with each issue, photo content inside the publication, and more online content for subscribers and purchasers to supplement the print copy. The staff has also expanded from three to five, and submissions are now being accepted online via Submittable.
Readers can most certainly depend upon the quality of the publication to remain high end, with content enhanced from contributors with Sewanee connections - both graduates and writers affiliated with the School of Letters and Sewanee Writers’ Conference.