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The Sewanee Review

About The Sewanee Review: Having never missed an issue in 113 years, the Sewanee Review is the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in the country. Begun in 1892 at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, the Review is devoted to American and British fiction, poetry, and reviews--as well as essays in criticism and reminiscence.

Contact Information:

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735 University Avenue

Sewanee, TN  37383

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The Johns Hopkins University Press

2715 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, MD  21218-4363

Phone: (800) 548-1784 or (931) 598-1246

Email: jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu

Web: www.sewanee.edu/sewanee_review

www.press.jhu.edu/journals/sewanee_review/ (for subscriptions)

Submission/Subscription Information:

ISSN: 0037-3052 Founded: 1892 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: The Johns Hopkins University Press Issue price: $8 Average pages: 190 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $25 (print); $30 (online) Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $55 (print); $60 (online) $77 (print & online)

Publisher’s description: Take your rightful place in history and subscribe to the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in America. The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, is the home of this venerable quarterly, begun in 1892. The Sewanee Review is devoted to American and British fiction, poetry, and reviews, as well as essays in criticism and reminiscence. We invite you to take hold of the direct literary line to Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Hart Crane, Anne Sexton, Harry Crews, and Fred Chappell—not to mention, Andre Dubus and Cormac McCarthy, whose first stories were published in The Sewanee Review. Open this pale blue cover and you might find a chest of jewels or a powder keg. Each issue is a brilliant seminar, an unforgettable dinner party, an all-night swap of stories and passionate stances.

Recent issues:

The summer 2014 issue, "The Infinite Variety of Tales Told," features a long story by Nancy Huddleston Packer; short stories by John J. Clayton, Ernest J. Finney, Kent Nelson, and Susan McCallum-Smith; essays by Gavin Cologne-Brookes, H. Gaston Hall, David Heddendorf, Robert Lacy, Donald Pizer, and Edwin M. Yoder, Jr.; reviews by Brendan Galvin, Joan Givner, Jeffrey Meyers, Michael Mott, Sanford Pinsker, and James L. W. West III; and poetry by T. Alan Broughton, Fred Chappell, Len Krisak, and Gladys Swan.

The spring 2014 issue is focused on the literature of war. At the top of the issue, Margot Demopoulos gets our blood pumping with “Hit-and-Run,” an action-packed story set in Crete during World War II. The issue also contains a number of first-person accounts from the front lines: Christopher Thornton offers a dispatch from Lebanon about the effects of the ongoing war in Syria; Seymour I. Toll remembers the Battle of the Bulge; and Phillip Parotti tells a side-splitting tale from a naval mission in the Vietnam War. In a hybrid of art criticism, personal history, reportage, and essay, Pat C. Hoy II engages with war and its aftershocks.

This issue (Winter 2014) features fiction by Peter Makuck; poetry by Neal Bowers, Peter Cooley, Brian Culhane, Ben Howard, Jayanta Mahapatra, and Floyd Skoot; essays by Brian Boyd, Henry Hart, Eily Grosholz, and David Yezzi; state of letters yb Martin Greenberg, George Keithley, Hilary Masters, Jeffrey Meyers, Jay Parini, and Earl Rovit; and reviews by A. Banerjee, William Virgil Davis, William Harmon, David Middleton, W. Brown Patterson, George Poe, and H.L. Weatherby.

 

last updated 08/04/2014