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The Literary Review (TLR) publishes the best new fiction, poetry, and prose from a broad community of international writers and translators, both emerging and established, whose commonality is literary quality and an urgency of voice and artistic conviction. Our editorial standard is to read with an open, discerning mind, and to publish carefully and vigorously. This genuine community of readers, writers, and publishers is what distinguishes us and defines how we connect our writers to readers and to each other.

TLR has been published since 1957 by Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 2020 and 2021 TLR is published digitally. The latest issue is Turning Points and Revolution.


TLR Share is a curated section of our website dedicated to the reinforcement of our literary community. Through regular features of stories, poems, or lyric prose published in other small magazines, the TLR Share Editors endeavor to extend the life and reach of individual literary publications, by republishing selected works in full. Browse some recent TLR Shares.



Minna Zallman Proctor Editor

Craig Morgan Teicher and Michael Morse Poetry Editors

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Justin Taylor Fiction Editor

Heather Lang-Cassera World Literature Editor

Hayden Bergman Books Editor

Lisa Grgas Supervising Editor

Louise Dell-Bene Stahl Contributing Editor

Flower Conroy, Cory Johnston, P. Joshua Laskey Associate Editors

Natasha Watts Editorial Intern

Alexandra Castiglia Assistant Design Editor

Taylor Hamilton Editorial Intern

Jonathan Murray Editorial Intern

Britney Solano Editorial Intern


Bud Parr, Sonnet Media TLR Website Design

Half and Half Studio Print Design


Renée Ashley and René Steinke Editors-at-Large

Walter Cummins Editor Emeritus

Editorial Board Emeritus: John E. Becker, H.E. Francis, Martin Green, Harry Keyishian, Marjorie Deiter Keyishian, Charles Simic

Founders: Charles Angoff, Clarence Decker, Peter Sammartino

Readers: Aminah Abutayeb, Josie Adams, Gloria Beth Amodeo, Leigh Becker, Abigail Belcastro, Chloe Biggs, Ashley Bradbury, Joseph Brockway, Natalie Cannon, Michael Dalelio, Ceyda Demirbulakli, Richard Datzko, Katherine Fabian, Anne Greeott, William Kapp, Russell Karrick, Isabel Mader, Briana McDonald, Chad Meadows, Mercel Meyers, May Nasr, Lauren Ploger, Cassie Pruyn, Colleen Quinn, Gwen Shapiro, Tyler Williams, Anne Harding Woodworth

The Literary Review has been published since 1957 by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Honoraria to contributing writers are made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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