Gettysburg Review

Fiction, poetry, essays, reviews & art

Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary quarterlies. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, Donald Hall, Joyce Carol Oates, Albert Goldbarth, Linda Pastan, and Philip Schultz has appeared alongside that of new or emerging artists, such as Leslie Pietrzyk, Edward McPherson, Monica McFawn, Sarah Vallance, and Charles Yu. More than one-hundred short stories, poems, and essays first published in the Gettysburg Review have been reprinted in the various prize anthologies—The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, The Best American Poetry, Essays, Mystery Stories, and Short Stories, New Stories from the South, as well as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards—or have reappeared in such esteemed publications as Harper’s. In addition, the Gettysburg Review’s editing, elegant design, and stunning graphics have earned numerous prizes, including a Best New Journal award and four Best Journal Design awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and a PEN/Nora Magid Award for Excellence in Editing.

The editors of the Gettysburg Review express their deep commitment to the arts and humanities by seeking out and publishing the very best contemporary poetry, fiction, essays, essay-reviews, and art in issues as physically striking as they are intellectually and emotionally stimulating. Each issue contains a full-color graphic-arts feature highlighting the work of contemporary painters as well as writing by authors who shape language in thoughtful, surprising, and beautiful ways and who have something unique to say, whatever the subject matter or aesthetic approach. With its award-winning editing, writing, and design, the Gettysburg Review is, as one reader put it, “Pure delight, every time.” Enjoy.

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