Publisher's description: Since 2012, we have published work that surprises and engages readers. Because our mission is to print meaningful writing distinguished by psychological curiosity and inventiveness, it's never a surprise to learn that our favorite pieces were turned down many times before they found their way to us, or that the writers we love are doing bold things at the very beginning of their careers. When work is right for us, we find it, and we give it the space it deserves.
In our magazine, you will read poems, stories, and essays that challenge and alter the notion of "contemporary" style and form; we believe the truly contemporary writer writes for an audience she may not ever meet, in pursuit of ideas, humor, authenticity, and a broad, nuanced view of the world. In this way, she finds her audience, and discovers that it has been waiting to fiercely appreciate what she says and how she says it.
Every issue of The Cossack Review is intended as much more than a collection of work. Readers discover in our books a curated spectrum of voices that complement and provoke each other across time, language, experience, and genre.