The Southern Review


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(225) 578-6453
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.

Fax
(225) 578-6461
Social Media Platforms Used
FB, Twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
yes
If Yes, Please Name
LSU Press
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Jessica Faust
Contact Title
Poetry Editor
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
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
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
5 - 6 months
Author Payments
cash, copies, subscription
Number Of Paid Staff
4
Year Founded
1935
E-distributors
Project Muse
Total Circulation
1300
Paid Subscriptions
2,000
Individual
$40
Insitution
$90
Single Copy Price
$12
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
2
Format
perfect
Dimensions
6.75 - 10
Average Number Of Pages
176

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