Black Warrior Review is thrilled to join the Books to Prisons Project at its first-ever book event in West Alabama. Book ‘Em: a gathering of authors and readers will take place at the Northport Civic Center on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among the featured...Read More
Black Warrior Review: You published a book of essays and a novel last year–were you working on these simultaneously? How do you decide when to work on NF and when to write fiction? Kiese Laymon: Yeah. I worked on both at the same time. At their core, they’re super...Read More
After much consideration, we at the Black Warrior Review have made the decision to close our 2014 general fiction submissions on August 1st. Contest submissions will remain open till September 1st. We know that fiction submissions only recently re-opened; however, in the time...Read More
By: BETHANY STARTIN Black Warrior Review: Your upcoming publication War of the Foxes, slated for release in early 2015, is your first book-length work since 2005’s Crush. (We at BWR are incredibly excited about this.) What have been the most prominent changes in your writing...Read More
By: ZACHARY DOSS Black Warrior Review: You currently teach at the New Mexico State University. How do you like living in New Mexico? Lily Hoang: New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment, and every day, I am further enchanted. It is a fairy tale landscape, only bare of trees. At...Read More
By JENN MAR PART THREE (View Part Two) // (View Part One) JM: You mentioned that “Insides” gets a lot of its force from departures, “in how it starts and stops, jumps, departs.” Would you characterize your forthcoming collection in this same way?...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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