Poetry and “more” since 1957.

Northwest Review was first published by the University of Oregon in 1957. The inaugural issue sold for fifty cents and included Oregonian Ken Kesey’s first publication, a short story called “The First Sunday in September.” In its fifty-four year history, the University of Oregon’s Northwest Review published multiple winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Booker Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Since its new inception in Fall 2020, Northwest Review contributors have been Pushcart nominees, Best American Short Story winners, New York Times bestsellers, longlisted for the National Book Awards, the Pen Faulkner Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and recipients of Stegner Fellowships in poetry and fiction. Alexis Sears’ poem “Hair Sestina,” which appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Northwest Review, was included in the 2022 Best American Poetry Series.


S. Tremaine Nelson
Executive Editor
Verena Raban
Art Editor
Natalie Callahan
Assistant Art Editor
Dawn Raffel
Fiction Editor
Atina Hartunian, Leslie Hinson, and Lisa Clay Shanahan
Assistant Fiction Editors
Annabel Jankovic
Nonfiction Editor
Natalie Staples
Poetry Editor
Debbra Palmer
Assistant Poetry Editor
Rachel Jacobson
Editor of Reviews
Whitney Washington
Assistant Reviews Editor
Alexis Sears and Meakin Armstrong
Editors at Large
Jordan Griffin
Director of Publicity
Kate Wylie
Editor of Obituaries
Associate Editors
Marley Badolati
Anna Ball
Rowan Freiberg
Jackson Gambee
John Haman
Rose Lambert-Sluder
Ariel Machell
Maxwell Putnam
Lana Sain
Austin Thornton
Rita Tiwari
Katie Todd
Jeanne Yu
Advisory Editors
Nicky Gonzalez
Major Jackson
Scott Korb
Michael McGriff
Jay McInerney
Kelsey Motes-Conners
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
Emeritus Editor
John Witte