Tess Allard | Kenzie Allen | Beth Bachmann

Rosebud Ben-Oni | Jessica Rae Bergamino | Carlina Duan

Samantha Edmonds | Sarah Fonseca | M.J. Gette | Aubrey Hirsch

Denise Jarrott | Donika Kelly | Taisia Kitaiskaia | Lisa Krannichfeld

Sade LaNay | Muriel Leung | Aurora Masum-Javed

Sarah María Medina | Kristi Maxwell | Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

Alison C. Rollins | Montreux Rotholtz | Rivers Solomon

John Stintzi | Tony Wei Ling | Jane Wong


Black Warrior Review is named for the river that borders the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative WritingBWR is the oldest continuously-run literary journal produced by graduate students in the United States. 

BWR publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short StoriesBest American PoetryNew Stories from the South, and other anthologies.

We especially strive to magnify voices that are traditionally and systemically silenced. Writers of color, queer and trans writers, disabled writers, immigrant writers, fat writers and femmes: you are welcome and wanted here.