The Southern Review

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The Southern Review
Cover of the Winter 2013 issue
Winter 2013 cover
Editor Emily Nemens, Jessica Faust
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Louisiana State University Press
First issue 1935
ISSN 0038-4534
OCLC number 473100598

The Southern Review is a quarterly literary magazine that was established in 1935 by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks. It publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, and excerpts from novels in progress by established and emerging writers and includes reproductions of visual art. The Southern Review continues to follow Warren's articulation of the mission when he said that it gives "writers decent company between the covers, and [concentrates] editorial authority sufficiently for the journal to have its own distinctive character and quality".


The Southern Review was established in 1935. In 1942, after 28 issues, publishing was interrupted and restarted again in 1965. Past editors-in-chief have been Charles W. Pipkin, Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, Albert R. Erskine Jr., Lewis P. Simpson, Donald E. Stanford, James Olney, Fred Hobson, Dave Smith, Bret Lott, and Jeanne M. Leiby. The current co-editors are Emily Nemens and Jessica Faust.


  • 1935: The Southern Review is established. The first issue includes work by Wallace Stevens, Randall Jarrell, Ford Madox Ford, Katherine Anne Porter, and Aldous Huxley.[1]
  • 1942: Publication suspended due to World War II.
  • 1965: Lewis P. Simpson and Donald E. Stanford relaunch the magazine.
  • 1983: James Olney joins Lewis P. Simpson as co-editor.
  • 1987: Fred Hobson joins James Olney as co-editor.
  • 1990: Dave Smith joins James Olney as co-editor.
  • 2004: Bret Lott assumes editorship.
  • 2005: The magazine wins first place for Best Journal Design in the CELJ International Awards Competition.[2]
  • 2008: Jeanne M. Leiby becomes editor
  • 2011: Jessica Faust and Cara Blue Adams become co-editors.[3]
  • 2013: Emily Nemens joins as co-editor.[4]

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  1. ^ "Issue: Winter 1935". The Southern Review. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  2. ^ "The Southern Review Receives CELJ Award for Best Journal Design". 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ "The Southern Review". 1953-07-26. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
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