Windsor Review

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Windsor Review
249 px 372 px
Issue 41 No 2 (2008)
Editor Marty Gervais
Frequency Biannual
Year founded  1965 (1965-month)
Company University of Windsor
Country Canada
Based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Language English

The Windsor Review is a bi-annual journal[1] publishing new and established contemporary literary fiction, non-fiction interviews and poetry, as well as visual artists from Canada and around the world. It was established in 1965 by Eugene McNamara,[2][3] and was originally named University of Windsor Journal.[4]

The Windsor Review was founded in January 1965[5] and has evolved into an internationally recognized literary and arts focused journal. Each year, themed issues are created; recent themes have been home, prophecy, sports, and filth.[6] It is based at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Canada.

Published authors[edit]

Published authors include Irving Layton, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Frances Itani, W.D. Valgardson, David Helwig, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Jeanette Lynes, John B. Lee, W.P. Kinsella, Lyn Lifshin, and J. Jill Robinson.

An author who cites formative support from the Windsor Review and its editor is Deborah Joy Corey.[7]

Published visual artists[edit]

The Windsor Review has featured original art portfolios on such themes as art by Aboriginal peoples in Canada, text image, and installation art. Published artwork includes pieces by Jane Ash Poitras and Robert Fortin.

Published interviews[edit]

Interviews include those with writers such as Alistair MacLeod, Rosemary Sullivan, James Reaney and Daniel David Moses, among others.

Current editors[edit]

  • Managing Editor: Marty Gervais[8]
  • Poetry: Vanessa Shields
  • Fiction: André Narbonne
  • Artwork: Alex McKay


  1. ^ Tracy Mitchell, The Writer, vol 120 no 6 (June 2007): p58.
  2. ^ Stevens, Peter, Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (9780195411676)10/1/1997. p.712-713. Eugene McNamara cited as founding editor of the Windsor Review.
  3. ^ Ted Shaw, "Local colour; Canadian authors celebrate area in new novels", The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ont.: Oct 25, 2008. pg. B.1
  4. ^ Eugene McNamara, "Irving's Coat: Windsor's Literary Renaissance," Black Moss Press, 2006.
  5. ^ "A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals". National Magazine Awards. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  6. ^ The Windsor Review official web site, "About" page[1], accessed May 11, 2011.
  7. ^ Judy Stoffman, "Slow-cooked Maritime tales ; Deborah Joy Corey interested in women's lives Cites Alistair MacLeod as writing model"; Toronto Star, Toronto, Ont.: Mar 15, 2003. pg. H.02
  8. ^ "About/Contact". The Windsor Review. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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