Boston Review

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Boston Review is a political and literary forum—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture. Independent and nonprofit, animated by hope and committed to equality, we believe in the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a more just world. To that end, we reject the easy dispensation of predictable writing to people with whom we already agree. Instead we put a range of voices and views in dialogue on the web (always for free), in print (four times a year), and at public events (not just in Boston)—fostering the open and engaged exchange of ideas essential to a flourishing democracy. Convinced that the imagination breaks free from neat political categories, we cultivate a public sphere that models pluralism of thought—by loosening the hold of convention, forswearing glibness and groupthink, putting poetry alongside politics, and subjecting arguments to the constructive scrutiny of a diverse and discerning public.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Adam McGee
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Arts Editor and Managing Editor
Submissions Policy
We are open year round for nonfiction submissions, via Submittable and direct email to editors. We are open every winter/spring for fiction and poetry contest submissions, which must relate to the year's theme (this year's theme was "ancestors"). Contests are free to enter for people living outside of the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe, as well as for anyone claiming hardship.
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