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World Literature Today

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  • About this Magazine:

    The award-winning World Literature Today, your passport to world literature and culture for over ninety years.

  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable): University of Oklahoma
  • Address 1: 630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110
  • City: Norman
  • State Code: OK
  • Postal Code: 73019-4033
  • Phone: (405) 325-4531
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: E-pub, Print
  • Genres: Fiction, Interviews, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Sample (Postpaid): Free in US (digital)
  • Copy Price: $19.95
  • Simultaneous Submissions: no
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Subscription (individuals): $35 (print); $24 (digital)
  • Subscription (institutions): $150 (print); $180 (print + digital)
  • Reading Period: 5/1–7/31; 11/1–1/31
  • Response Time: 3-6 weeks
  • Payment: copies
  • Contests: Student Translation Contest
  • ISSN: 0196-3570
  • Founded: 1927
  • Issues Per Year: 6

Publisher’s description: The award-winning magazine World Literature Today has served as a window to world literature and culture for over ninety years. Each issue features essays on literature and culture, book reviews, interviews, and original poetry and fiction from the world’s best writers. Recent contributors include Chris Abani, Carmen Boullosa, Hayan Charara, Jenny Erpenbeck, Carolyn Forché, Aminatta Forna, Marilyn Hacker, Li-Young Lee, Alain Mabanckou, Dunya Mikhail, Alan Moore, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ladan Osman, Elise Paschen, Mahtem Shiferraw, Dubravka Ugrešić, and Alice Walker. Please visit our website to subscribe.

“An absolute delight to read and extremely difficult to put down”
—Council of Editors of Learned Journals

“An excellent source of writings from around the globe by authors who write as if their lives depend on it” —Utne Reader, January 2005

If WLT were not in existence, we would have to invent it”
—Czeslaw Milosz

“One of the best edited and most informative literary publications that I know” —Lars Gyllensten, Swedish Academy

"The pages of WLT, issue after issue, offer necessary and rich vistas of literatures and cultures in the twenty-first century . . . Both original creative writings and critical commentaries put us truly in touch with the world and its literature." —Margaret Stanfield, London, January 2009

“No other journal begins to do what WLT does routinely…Extraordinary” —Joyce Carol Oates

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