Get ready for a new website with exciting new literary content, author interviews, book reviews, and digital storytelling content! In our forty-first year of publication, we have decided at The Florida Review to join so many literary magazines offering fresh online content to supplement what we offer in print and to connect some of our print content to wider audiences. Very soon you'll see a whole new look here. Stay tuned for upcoming developments!
We often have to explain to people—because of our name—that The Florida Review is not a Florida-themed or Florida-authors-only publication. Now, in the days following the terrible events at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people were killed and 53 others injured, we feel we must explain that We Are Orlando. We stand with our LGBTQ+ and Latino/a communities, to which our creative community has many ties. In light of that, we are planning a special, curated Pulse section from inside Orlando for our Fall 2016 (40.2) issue.
Our annual Editors' Awards contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction are now open! Visit the contest page for submission guidelines and deadlines.
We are happy to announce the judge for our 2017 Jeanne Leiby Chapbook contest: fiction writer and graphic novelist Robert Venditti, author of The Surrogates and The Homeland Directive. We also extend our deadline for the chapbook contest to February 28, 2017.
Our 2016 chapbook contest winner, Alison Townsend, will be signing pre-release copies of The Persistence of Rivers at the Florida Review table at this year's AWP Conference in Washington, D.C. (February 8-12). We are excited to be publishing The Persistence of Rivers in cooperation with Burrow Press.
Our 2013 chapbook winner, Polly Buckingham, won the 2016 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and will be signing her award-winning novel, The Expense of a View, along with her chapbook, A Year of Silence, at the AWP Conference table as well.
If you'll be in D.C., please come by and say hello. The Florida Review will be at Table #842-T.