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Cream City Review
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (414) 229-4708
  • Fax
    (414) 229-2643
  • Web address
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  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    cream city review is a non-profit literary magazine devoted to publishing memorable and energetic fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and comics that push and undermine the boundaries of stable definitions of “literature”. The magazine also features reviews of contemporary literature and criticism, as well as author interviews and artwork. The publication is an established biannual that attracts both readers and submissions from around the world. We receive approximately 4,000 submissions each year in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from both unpublished and established writers. Our journal reflects this mix—often publishing poet laureates beside artists who have never been published before. From the thousands of submissions, cream city review volunteer staff of graduate students selects 25-35 poems, 5-8 stories, 1-3 essays, 1-3 book reviews, and 4-8 pages of color visual art for publication in each issue.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • If Yes, please name
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Mollie Boutell
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Focus
    cream city review is a non-profit literary magazine devoted to publishing memorable and energetic creative work.
  • Submissions policy
    Submissions are accepted during two reading periods per year. We accept simultaneous submissions. We do not accept previously published work. Rights revert to the author upon publication.
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