The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as Christopher Coake, Holly Goddard Jones, Kyle Minor, Ginger Strand, and Charles Yu, whose short-story collection, Third-Class Superhero, was selected recently by Richard Powers as one of the National Book Foundation’s “Five Under 35.”
More than one-hundred short stories, poems, and essays first published in The Gettysburg Review have been reprinted in the various prize anthologies—The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, The Best American Poetry, Essays, Mystery Stories, and Short Stories, New Stories from the South, as well as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards—or have reappeared in such esteemed publications as Harper’s. In addition, The Gettysburg Review’s editing, elegant design, and stunning graphics have earned numerous prizes, including a Best New Journal award and four Best Journal Design awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and a PEN/Nora Magid Award for Excellence in Editing.
The editors of The Gettysburg Review express their deep commitment to the arts and humanities by seeking out and publishing the very best contemporary poetry, fiction, essays, essay-reviews, and art in issues as physically beautiful as they are intellectually and emotionally stimulating. Our most important criterion is high literary quality; we look for writers who can shape language in thoughtful, surprising, and beautiful ways and who have something unique to say, whatever the subject matter or aesthetic approach. We have very eclectic tastes, but are highly selective, publishing only two percent of manuscripts submitted to us annually. Authors wishing to submit their work to The Gettysburg Review should go to the Submissions page to familiarize themselves with our guidelines.
We invite you to share in and support our endeavor by submitting to, reading, and, most importantly, subscribing to The Gettysburg Review. With its award-winning editing, writing, and design, The Gettysburg Review is, as one reader put it, “Pure delight, every time.”
Founded in 1832 by theologian Samuel S. Schmucker, Gettysburg College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, housed on a two-hundred-acre campus adjacent to the famous Civil War battlefields. Ranked consistently in the top tier of the nation’s liberal arts colleges, Gettysburg College houses a diverse community of students, educators, and professionals, all of whom are dedicated to the conviction that a liberal arts education awakens and prepares young people for lives of enlightened contribution to a free society.
Gettysburg College champions independent thinking and public action. Our approximately 2,700 students will graduate with the knowledge and skills they’ll need for personal and public success, as well as with new insights into the surrounding world, their place in it, and their obligations to it. An 11:1 student-faculty ratio fosters close relationships and spirited class discussions, and a global perspective connects students’ learning to the outside world. Independent research opportunities take students to new levels of understanding. Students also put their learning and values into action by moving beyond the classroom and taking part in service-learning programs through our Center for Public Service; each year, some 1,300 students provide 20,000 hours of volunteer service.
Gettysburg College also participates in the enrichment of regional and national cultural life through its support of various arts projects and education organizations. Since 1988, Gettysburg College has demonstrated its support of the literary arts by establishing and underwriting the nationally renowned and lauded literary magazine, the Gettysburg Review. November 14, 2005, marked the grand reopening of Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater, a revitalized historic landmark and former vaudeville stage. A $16-million renovation has restored the eighty-year-old theater to its original Colonial Revival splendor, invigorating both the college and the surrounding community with Broadway shows, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, children’s theater, film classics, and other attractions.
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