December 5, 2015
This spring the Anderson Center will publish its last issue of Great River Review. The occasion will be acknowledged with a large double-issue of the journal, highlighting new work as well as that of a select number of past contributors. Beginning in 2016, Great River Review will travel upriver to its new home in the Program of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. “Making sure the journal stays in Minnesota was important in our decision to offer it to the university,” said editors Robert Hedin and Michael Waters. “We’re so very pleased that the magazine will find new life under the stewardship of its new editors, poet Peter Campion and novelist Julie Schumacher.” Great River Review was founded by Emilio DeGrazia of Winona, Minnesota, in 1977. Published biannually by the Anderson Center since 1996, it has been dedicated to the publication of the best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation. Works published in Great River Review have been reprinted in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Best American Travel Essays, Best American Sports Stories, and the journal itself was the recipient of the 2002 Minnesota State Book Award for its twenty-fifth anniversary issue. The Center wishes to thank Wendy Amundson of Night Owl Graphics for all of her hard work in designing the beautiful covers for the past nineteen years as well as for the wonderful job she has done in the overall lay out of each issue. Like other literary journals of its kind, Great River Review has survived on a small but dedicated readership who appreciate fine writing in all of its varied forms and who understand the important role that small journals play in the literary history of the United States.
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