Happy Holidays dear readers! We are excited to announce that our poetry and nonfiction genres are now open for submission. We are seeking poetry that engages with the unfamiliar and jarring; that articulates and provokes our starkest emotions; and nonfiction that challenge...Read More
Tytti Heikkinen (Translated by Niina Pollari) 115 pages Action Books 2013 by JENIFER PARK Translated from Finnish by Niina Pollari, The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal, is a compilation of poems from Tytti Heikkinen’s first two books—Taxidermied Animal’s Wealth (2008) and...Read More
Shane Jones 224 pages Penguin Books (July 31, 2012) by ERIN L. MILLER The unfolding of Shane Jones’s newest novel Daniel Fights a Hurricane ultimately hinges on fear—specifically, protagonist Daniel Suppleton’s fear of a hurricane wiping out the town. Suppleton creates an...Read More
Black Warrior Review is celebrating our 40th anniversary by inviting you to join us for CATSBY!, our 2013 Auction, to be held November 6th at 7:30pm in the Martini Room of Glory Bound Gyro Co. (2325 University Blvd Tuscaloosa, AL 35401). The night will include a grand...Read More
By MOLLY DOWD BWR Editor 2006-2007 I. Sour grape back of the tongue, the morning aging toward afternoon. Exhausted, the Easter baskets tip on their backs on the carpet. Now the whole world has diminished down to your face, as Sundays in the light strokes that arrowed the...Read More
BWR is pleased to announce the winners of our 9th Annual Contest in Prose, Poetry, and Nonfiction. Each winner will receive $1000.00 prize and publication in issue 40.2 of BWR (forthcoming this spring). Mari Christmas was selected as the fiction winner for her story,...Read More
--Jennifer Rosario Wong, "Apparitions"
Black Warrior Review is named after the river that borders the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The city, river, and journal derive their names from the sixteenth-century Indian chief Tuscaloosa, whose name comes from two words of Creek or Choctaw origin—tusca (warrior) and lusa (black).
Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Black Warrior Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art …
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Submissions for poetry and nonfiction are now open. View our general guidelines here.
Prose submissions are currently closed. We look forward to accepting prose again on March 1, 2014 and we will be responding to all pending prose submissions in our old submission manager in the coming months.
Black Warrior Review Fall/Winter (Volume 40.1) is available for pre-order here. Pick up your copy today!
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