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The Southern Review
southernreview@lsu.edu
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Phone
    (225) 578-6453
  • Fax
    (225) 578-6461
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    FB, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    The Southern Review is one of the nation’s premier literary journals. Hailed by Time as "superior to any other journal in the English language," we have made literary history since our founding in 1935. We publish a diverse array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by the country’s—and the world’s—most respected contemporary writers. Established at Louisiana State University, The Southern Review immediately became a literary tastemaker. The launch of The Southern Review came about "On a bright Sunday afternoon in late February, 1935," when Louisiana State University’s president drove his black Cadillac to Robert Penn Warren’s house in Baton Rouge to invite him, his wife, and their friend Albert Erskine on a drive to discuss creating a magazine of "distinctive character and quality." Cleanth Brooks and Charles W. Pipkin were consulted; both joined the editorial staff. The Southern Review’s first series ran 1935 to 1942 before closing due to the war. In 1965, the journal was revived under the editorship of Lewis P. Simpson and Donald E. Stanford, who launched the second series to great acclaim. LSU Press became The Southern Review’s publisher in 2011, allowing the journal to undertake new initiatives, such as reaching readers through a digital version in addition to the print quarterly.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    yes
  • If Yes, please name
    LSU Press
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Jessica Faust and Emily Nemens
  • Contact title
    Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
  • Focus
    To discover and promote engaging, relevant, and challenging literature—including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Pushcart Prizes, O. Henry Awards, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays
  • Representative authors
    Charles Simic, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Ron Rash
  • Submissions policy
    See web site or send SASE for guidelines (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Varies
  • Reporting time
    5 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies, subscription
  • Number of paid staff
    4
  • Number of unpaid staff
    0
  • Distributors
    Kent News
  • E-distributors
    Project Muse
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    120
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    2
  • ISSN Number
    0038-4534
  • Total Circulation
    3000
  • Paid Subscriptions
    2,000
  • Individual Price
    40
  • Insitutional Price
    90
  • Single Copy Price
    12
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    yes
  • Ad Rate
    full page $250, 1/2 page $150
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    2
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    10 - 6.75
  • Average Number of Pages
    176