Barely South Review began as The Dominion Review, an annual student literary journal housed at Old Dominion University in 1983. Following the creation of ODU’s graduate program in Creative Writing in 1994, The Dominion Review became a national journal of literature and the arts that throughout its illustrious run published writers such as Sue William Silverman, Diane Williams, Mark Cox, David Kirby, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Vivian Shipley, Kelly Cherry, Bryan D. Dietrich, and Billy Collins, among others. In 2008, the journal relaunched under the name Barely South Review as an online biannual publication staffed by students of the MFA program with issues every Fall and Spring, as well as a Winter craft-themed interviews issue. Today, BSR continues to feature innovative new voices alongside well-established writers, and recent writing from the journal has been included in the Best American Series.

2018-2019 Reading and Editorial Collective:

Managing Editor: James Beardsley

Fiction Editors: Will Yarbrough, Lyzzie Golliher, Nina Correa White

Fiction Readers:  Samia Ahmed, Richard Leise, Timothy Fulghum, Emmy Moore, Timothy Norton, Lee Smith

Poetry Editor: Nishat Ahmed

Poetry Readers:  Paula Fortin, Matthew Olive, Courtney Tala, Tracy Rice Weber

Nonfiction Editors: James Beardsley

Nonfiction Readers: Roudri Banerjee, Shanisha Branch, Maddie Carey, Lili Nizankiewicz, Reinetta Vaneedenburg

Editorial Advisory Board: Luisa A. Igloria, John McManus, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles

Barely South Review Logo: Josephine A. Carino