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. 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. Inquires can be sent to

2023 Reading and Editorial Collective:

Managing Editor: Serenity Marshall

Poetry Editor: Tope Larayetan

Poetry Readers: Bridget Dolan, John Burnside, Samantha New

Fiction Editor: Quentin Steadman

Fiction Readers:  Sean Fitzpatrick, Dan Heck, Caitie Van Dore, Rebekah Broussard, Henry Stevens, Elena Knudsen, Gloria Ekedum, Helena Edge

Nonfiction Editor: Veni Fields

Nonfiction Readers: Kate Lewis, Lacy Woods, Will Blair

Editorial Advisory Board: Luisa A. Igloria, John McManus, Kent Wascom, Molly McCully Brown

Barely South Review Logo: Josephine A. Carino