Black Warrior Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Patty Yumi Cottrell, Jamie Quatro, Sally Wen Mao, Lily Hoang, Caroline Crew, Sabrina Orah Mark
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Jun 1 to Sep 1
Dec 1 to Mar 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Founded in 1974, Black Warrior Review publishes contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by award-winning writers alongside work by new and emerging voices. Issues also feature art, comics, and a curated chapbook. Each Summer reading period, BWR hosts a contest with guest editors and cash prizes in each genre.

Tips From the Editor

BWR only takes online submissions. Please visit for details.

Before sending, please check our website for features, read interviews with masthead or contest judges, or consider buying an issue! As a graduate-run journal, tastes change every year, so our current calls for submissions are the most up-to-date way to know what our Editors are looking for.

Contact Information

Managing Editor, Black Warrior Review
Office of Student Media
The University of Alabama
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Last updated: Aug 09, 2023