Publisher’s Description: Seneca Review, (founded in 1970 by James Crenner and Ira Sadoff and edited from 1982 to 2006 by Deborah Tall, and now by David Weiss) is published twice yearly, spring and fall. Distributed internationally, the magazine's emphasis is poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world. Publisher of numerous laureates and award-winning poets, including Stephen Kuusisto, Donald Platt, Robert Hill Long, Rita Dove, Jorie Graham, Seamus Heaney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Wislawa Szymborska, and W.S. Merwin, Seneca Review also consistently publishes emerging writers and is especially open to new, innovative poetry. In 1997, we began publishing the "lyric essay," creative nonfiction that borders on poetry, under the associate editorship of John D'Agata. In that genre, we have featured work by Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Fanny Howe, Wayne Koestenbaum, Honor Moore, Thalia Field, David Shields, Joe Wenderoth, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others.
Past special features have included Irish women's poetry and Irish prison poetry; Israeli women's poetry; Polish, Catalan, and Albanian poetry; and an issue of essays devoted to Hayden Carruth; a special issue on the lyric essay, and an upcoming special issue on “The Lyric Body.”
Library Journal praises Seneca Review for "a thoughtful, considered view that one rarely finds anywhere else." Poems from Seneca Review are honored regularly with inclusion in The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.
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- About this Magazine: Seneca Review specializes in innovative poetry, translations from around the world, and the lyric essay. Work from the magazine is regularly featured in annual anthologies.
- Address 1: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- City: Geneva
- State Code: NY
- Postal Code: 14456
- Website: www.hws.edu/academics/SenecaReview
- Format: Print
- Genres: nonfiction, poetry, translations
- Simultaneous Submissions: no
- Email Submissions: no
- Online Submissions: yes (see website)
- Reading Period: 9/1 - 5/1
- Response Time: 8 to 12 weeks
- Payment: copies
- Contests: no
- ISSN: 0037-2145
- Founded: 1970
- Issues Per Year: 2
- Average Pages: 110
- Sample Copy (postpaid): $12.50
- Copy Price: $10
- Subscription (individuals): $15