Florida Review at UCF


Welcome to The Florida Review, the literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida. Our artistic mission is to publish the best poetry and prose written by the world's most exciting emerging and established writers. Our thanks to all those who have submitted, subscribed, donated, read and supported FR.

Contest Deadlines

Entries for the following contests will be accepted up until these dates.

Visit the contest page for submission guidelines.


The Florida Review is pleased to announce the publication of A Year of Silence, by Polly Buckingham, winner of the Second Annual Jeanne M. Leiby Award.

To read more about this award-winning story, and to order copies, please click here: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/chapbook.php

The Florida Review is pleased to welcome our new poetry editor

Kenneth Hart, who teaches writing at New York University. His poems have been published in Arts & Letters, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Barrow Street, The Bellingham Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poet Lore, Garrison Keillor’s The Writer's Almanac and elsewhere, and his book reviews appear regularly in Journal of New Jersey Poets. He is the 2007 co-winner of the Allen Ginsberg Award, and the recipient of the 2008 editor's prize for New Ohio Review. Hart's book, Uh Oh Time was selected by Mark Jarman as winner of the 2007 Anhinga Prize for Poetry.

TFR Essayists and The Best American Essays

Congratulations to three essayists from The Florida Review who made the Notable Essays list in The Best American Essays 2013: Alan Arrivee for "The Appropriate Use of Hands"; Andrew Farkas for "Somewhere Better Than This Place"; and Jean Harper for "Colic."


5th Annual UCF Book Festival

Saturday, April 5, 2014; 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando, FL 32816

The UCF Book Festival is an annual literary event held in the spring at the University of Central Florida. The purpose of the UCF Book Festival is to bring a literary cultural experience to the Central Florida community from infants to seniors by:

  • Fueling interest and engagement in reading and literature
  • Showcasing accomplished and emerging authors

Each year the UCF Book Festival draws thousands of readers of all ages. The Festival features internationally recognized authors and illustrators, book signings and sales, exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, book appraisals, and literary activities for all ages. The Festival is hosted by UCF’s College of Education and Human Performance, in association with UCF’s Morgridge International Reading Center.

TFR Reading at UCF Book Festival, April 5: Ira Sukrungruang will read from his essay "Wild Boys, Chicago Boys, Dumb Boys" (TFR 36. 1&2) at the main stage at 3:05 p.m. Sukrungruang is the author of the memoir Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the coeditor of two anthologies on the topic of obesity: What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology. He is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship, and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including The Florida Review, Post Road, The Sun, and Creative Nonfiction. He is one of the founding editors of Sweet: A Literary Confection (sweetlit.com), and teaches in the MFA program at University of South Florida and the low-residency MFA program at City University in Hong Kong.

More Information: http://education.ucf.edu/bookfest/

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