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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.

2019-2020 Reading and Editorial Collective:

Managing Editor: James Beardsley

Poetry Editor: Courtney Tala

Poetry Readers: Matthew Olive, Kelsey Orsini, Tracy Rice Weber, Will Wilson

Fiction Editors: Lyzzie Golliher, Timothy Norton

Fiction Readers:  Samia Ahmed, Anna Fogler, Timothy Fulghum, Amanda Kunkel, Richard Leise, Lee Smith, James Valliere, Wendell Ward, Nina White

Nonfiction Editor: Lili Nizankiewicz

Nonfiction Readers: Briana Morris, Francesca Santos, Reinetta Vaneendenburg

Editorial Advisory Board: Luisa A. Igloria, Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, John McManus, Michael Pearson, Sheri Reynolds, Kent Wascom

Barely South Review Logo: Josephine A. Carino