Publishing the frontier of American letters 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, will be published in the 2022 Best American Poetry Series.

For updates about Northwest Review’s publication schedule, follow @NW_Review on Twitter and @NWReview on Instagram.


S. Tremaine Nelson
Editor & Publisher
Brian Michael Murphy
Executive Editor
Verena Raban & Debbra Palmer
Managing Editors
Verena Raban
Art Editor
Samantha DeWys
Production & Design Director
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Editor of Translation
Natalie Staples
Poetry Editor
Dawn Raffel
Fiction Editor
Clare Maloney
Editor of Interviews
Meakin Armstrong
Editor at Large
Alexis Sears
Editor at Large
Logan McMillen, Leslie Hinson & Atina Hartunian
Assistant Fiction Editors
Rachel Jacobson
Editor of Reviews
Kate Wylie
Eulogies, Elegies, Obituaries & Obsequies
Associate Editors
Marley Badolati
Anna Ball
Jordan Griffin
Atina Hartunian
Leslie Hinson
Annabel Jankovic
Matthew Kasper
Rose Lambert-Sluder
Ariel Machell
Maxwell Putnam
Lana Sain
Rita Tiwari
Nikole Young
Jeanne Yu
Advisory Editors
Nicky Gonzalez
Major Jackson
Scott Korb
Michael McGriff
Jay McInerney
Kelsey Motes-Conners
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
Emeritus Editor
John Witte