The editors and staff of the Gettysburg Review stand with those who are protesting against racism in all of its forms and who are raising the nation’s awareness of the institutional violence and injustice that systemic racism inevitably begets. Literature, as well as protest, both peaceful and otherwise, has a role in shaping the world in which we wish to live. As individuals and as an arts publication, we recognize the privilege of our position and that racism still exists in both literary and liberal-seeming spaces. To counter this, we will continue to read widely, reflecting on and confronting our own biases, and endeavor to welcome more marginalized writers and artists to the pages of the Gettysburg Review. Please give your time and attention to any of the readily available anti-racist reading lists [; The New York Times; National Museum of African American History & Culture] and the books and articles they contain, and if you haven’t already done so, donate to at least one of the many organizations [Rolling Stone put together a comprehensive list as well as Black Lives Matter] on the front lines of this fight.

About the Gettysburg Review

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 JM Holmes, Lydia Conklin, Jessica Hollander, Emily Nemens, Charles Yu, and Ashley Wurzbacher, who was recently named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.


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