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Black Warrior Review

About Black Warrior Review: Since 1974, Black Warrior Review has published the freshest voices in literature, from established and emerging talents alike.  Each issue includes a poetry chapbook, comics, and full-color art sections.

Contact Information:

Box 862936

Tuscaloosa, AL  35486

Phone: (205) 348-4518



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 4 Months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0193-6301 Founded: 1974 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ingram Copy Price: $10 Subscription (Ind): $20

Publisher's Description: "Black Warrior Review does everything right. They consistently publish great fiction and poetry while doing things differently and standing out from the crowd ... The current issue is excellent from start to finish ... One of the best magazines around." ( review).

Since 1974, Black Warrior Review has published the freshest voices in literature, from established and emerging talents alike. Each issue presents high quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including a chapbook by a nationally recognized poet. In addition, we've recently added comics and full-color art inserts to our repertoire. Black Warrior Review counts among its contributors Pulitzer Prize Winners, National Book Award Winners, and Poet Laureates. Stories and poems from BWR have been reprinted in Puschart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. In our 35 year history, we've published work by John Ashbery, Rita Dove, Marvin Bell, Annie Dillard, Charles Simic, James Tate, and Andre Dubus. Recent contributors include Mary Jo Bang, Steve Davenport, Brian Evenson, Terrance Hayes, Dinty W. Moore, D.A. Powell, Tomaz Salamun, Steve Tomasula, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Joy Williams.

Black Warrior Review is published by students in The University of Alabama's MFA Program in Creative Writing. We receive support from The University of Alabama and from individual donors around the country.

Recent Issues:

The Spring/Summer 2014 issue features the winner of our ninth-annual contest. Poetry by Hannah Aizenman, Matthew Fee, Cindy Beebe, Toby Altman, Kallie Falandays, Kelly Connor. Fiction by T.D. Storm, Sbrina Orah Mark, Mari Christmas, Chad Brandon Anderson. Nonfiction by Dong Li, Sara Finnerty, Lead Poole Osowski, Meredith Clark. Features by Tim Jones-Yelvington, Diana Arterian, Laurie Ann Cedilnik, Hannah Gamble, Joanna Ruocoo, Lauren Hilger, Blake Butler, Matthew Gavin Frank, Amy Lawless, Jayme Russell, Claire Donato, C. Dylan Basset. Art by Cahill Wessell. Chapbook by Sandy Florian.

Fall/Winter 2013: In this issue: Julia Cohen, Ander Monson, Solmaz Sharif, Angela Woodward, Wendy Xu, and Andrea Van Young; a chapbook by Benjamin Sutton; art from Kelly Louise Judd; and more.


Last updated 03/31/2014