NEWS

General Submissions Will Close on October 1st!

The editors of BWR will be reading all 3 genres–Poetry, Prose, and Nonfiction–until October 1, 2013. Submissions of art and comics will remain open all year. Submissions are only accepted through our online submission manager which may be found...

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Thank you for 40 years of BWR!

Black Warrior Review is excited to celebrate its 40th anniversary with our readers. Semiannually since 1974, the staff of BWR has produced issues of innovative poetry and prose. The journal has changed over time and has grown, ever in flux, ever an object of art and...

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Only A Month Left to Enter!

Put a pot of coffee on the stove, turn your phone's ringer off, and plug in that laptop: there is only one month left to send your best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to our ninth-annual contest! All entries must be submitted by September 1, and all entrants will...

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A Summer Sale To Remember

Hold on to your literary pants (or laptop), BWR is having a summer sale. Most of our back issues are now online for only $5, and for those of you who love to live life on the edge--we’re talkin’ to you poets!--we have a $20 10-issue grab bag. We won’t tell you what...

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Call for Nonfiction Submissions

WHAT WE WANT: We want your NONFICTION. We want all your tiny pieces splotched on the floor for us to examine. We want you to examine your own pieces (or someone else’s) and arrange them in an aesthetically attractive order that is as true as spit and just as meaty. We...

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Winners and Finalists of our Eighth Annual Contest

We’re pleased to announce the winners and finalists of our eighth annual contest. Our nonfiction judge, Maggie Nelson, selected this year's Nonfiction Winner: Shena McAuliffe for "Endnotes to a Seizure" Nonfiction Finalists: Seth Morgan Abigail Loar Camellia Freeman...

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Issue 38.2, The Umbrella Issue, is now available!

Our Spring/Summer 2012 issue features the winners of our Seventh-Annual Contest, Nicholas Gulig, Harry Leeds, and Janice Lee, along with new writing from Martin Rock, Julia Madsen, Laura Eve Engel, Jenny Hanning, Megan Martin, Alex Taylor, Billy Longino, Steven...

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BWR at AWP Chicago 2012

Please enjoy with us these highlights from our AWP Chicago experience.  We asked our contributors to visit us and pose with the issue their work appeared in.  First up: Dana Levin with BWR 38.1 and BWR's mascot, Gumby-in-a-Banana-Costume, Champion of AWP (title...

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