Southwest Review

The Southwest Review is a literary journal published quarterly, based on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, Texas. It is the third oldest literary quarterly in the United States.[1] The current editor-in-chief is Greg Brownderville.

Southwest Review  
Disciplineliterary journal
Edited byGreg Brownderville
Publication details
Former name(s)
Texas Review
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Southwest Rev.

The journal was formerly known as the Texas Review, and was started in 1915[2] at the University of Texas. In 1924 the magazine was transferred to SMU by Jay B. Hubbell and George Bond, who served as joint editors until 1927.[3]

Famous contributors include: Quentin Bell, Amy Clampitt, Margaret Drabble, Natalia Ginzburg, James Merrill, Iris Murdoch, Howard Nemerov, Edmund White, Maxim Gorky, Cleanth Brooks, and Robert Penn Warren.

More recent contributors of note include: Ann Harleman, Thomas Beller, Ben Fountain, Gerald Duff, and Jacob M. Appel.

Willard Spiegelman, the editor of Southwest Review since 1984, received the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing in 2005.

Honors and awardsEdit

  • Ann Harleman's story, Meanwhile, received an O. Henry Award in 2003.
  • Ben Fountain's story, Fantasy for Eleven Fingers, won an O. Henry Award in 2005.
  • Barbara Moss Klein's story, Little Edens, was short-listed for the O. Henry Award in 2005.
  • Merritt Tierce's story, Suck It, was included in Best New Stories from the South 2008.
  • Jacob Appel's story, Rods and Cones, was short-listed for Best American Nonrequired Reading in 2008.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Wedding 'Web' and Review, Dallas Morning News, October 23, 2000
  2. ^ "Top 50 Literary Magazine". EWR. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  3. ^ The Good Word About Dallas Area Literary Journals, Dallas Morning News, February 9, 1999.

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