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World Literature Today

About World Literature Today: The award-winning World Literature Today, your window to world literature and culture for over eighty years.

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630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110

Norman, OK  73019-4033

Phone: (405) 325-4531



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Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 3-6 weeks Payment: copies Contests: no Distributors: Ingram Periodicals, Zinio, JSTOR ISSN: 0196-3570 Founded: 1927 Issues per year: 6 Average pages: 80 Copy price: $4.95 Sample price (postpaid): Free in US Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $25 (US), $55 (Int'l); online subscriptions: $15, print & online: $30 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $130(US), $160 (Int'l)

Publisher’s description: The award-winning magazine World Literature Today has served as a window to world literature and culture for over eighty years. Each issue features essays on literature, politics, and culture, interviews, and original poetry and fiction from the world’s best writers. Recent contributors include Amitava Kumar, Alan Cheuse, Junot Diaz, Ana Menéndez, Benjamin Percy, Sherman Alexie, Etgar Keret, Bharati Mukherjee, Gary Shteyngart, and Pireeni Sundaralingam. Please visit our website at or, for faster service, call 405.325.4531 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

Recent issues:

The May 2014 double issue of WLT celebrates Argentine/Spanish writer Andrés Neuman, the featured writer of the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival, along with two special sections: “Words from a Dying Planet?” (on international eco-lit) and “From Curiosity to Revelation” (on translation and world literature). Dozens of writers are also featured in the wealth of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and book reviews throughout the issue, which also offers recommended summer reading lists from WLT’s four editors. Readers are also encouraged to take 5-10 minutes to fill out a brief online survey about the magazine.

March 2014: Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste headlines the March 2014 issue of WLT, which also features a special section devoted to cross-cultural humor in translation. Additional highlights include short fiction by Gianni Skaragas, poetry by Ketty Nivyabandi (Burundi) and Felipe Benítez Reyes (Mexico), and an interview with Richard Rodriguez. As always, new books and book reviews are also featured throughout, and an exclusive new interview with Mengiste can be found on the WLT website.

The January 2014 issue of WLT showcases the life and work of Naomi Shihab Nye, winner of the 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, and “Classics Rekindled,” a special section featuring six writers who nurture the flame of literary tradition. Other highlights include Nahuatl poetry, Catalan fiction, Caribbean theater, and Haitian Creole creative nonfiction. And as always, don’t miss the wealth of new books and book reviews from around the globe.


last updated 05/19/2014