Publisher’s description: We believe writing, reading, and publishing literature does nothing to make you elite, and the writing we publish represents that. Therefore, while we care deeply about quality, we care very little about awards, or about publishing award winners.
We believe in diversity and encourage writers of all races, all genders, and all backgrounds to submit.
Orson’s Review is a biannual literary journal focused on publishing ambitious stories—stories unafraid to go places, be those places light or dark; stories that explore characters and settings with courage and tact.
Since 2017, we’ve been publishing stories that we feel must be told.
Recent contributors include: Mike Itaya, Karen E.F. Lerner, Rose Maria Woodson, Scott Navicky, Paulette Guerin, Dwaine, Rieves, Mike Corrao, Brooks Rexroat, Noah Milligan, Jim Warner & Beth Gilstrap, Mike Sutton, Cynthia Close, Youssef Helmi, Sean Prentiss, Mary Lynn Reed, Candace Hartsuyker, Mercedes Lawry, Melanie Faith, Shirley Jones-Luke, Michael Chin, Fabrice Poussin, David Rodriguez, and more.