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Subtropics is an American literary journal based at the University of Florida in Gainesville.[1][2]

DisciplineLiterary journal
Edited byDavid Leavitt
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
ISSN1559-0704 (print)
2471-4526 (web)

Works originally published in Subtropics have been subsequently selected for inclusion in the Best American Poetry, The Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories from the Midwest, New Stories from the South, the O. Henry Prize anthology, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.

Notable writers who have contributed to this journal include Seth Abramson, Steve Almond, Chris Bachelder, John Barth, Harold Bloom, Peter Cameron, Anne Carson, Billy Collins, Martha Collins, Mark Doty, Lauren Groff, Allan Gurganus, Amy Hempel, Bob Hicok, Roy Kesey, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Les Murray, Edna O'Brien, Lucia Perillo, D. A. Powell, Padgett Powell, A. E. Stallings, Olga Slavnikova, Ben Sonnenberg, Peter Stamm, Terese Svoboda, and Paul Theroux.

Background informationEdit

Subtropics was founded in 2006, and is the official literary magazine of the University of Florida. The predecessor to Subtropics was The Florida Quarterly, and this publication was stopped many years ago.[3]

Subtropics is published twice a year, and is under the jurisdiction of the English Department, which is part of the larger University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


As of January 2013, the editors of Subtropics were:

Subtropics Staff[4] Name
Editor David Leavitt
Managing Editor Mark Mitchell
Poetry Editor Sidney Wade
Web Editor Andrew Donovan

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Identity Theory, Feb 11, 2008
  2. ^ Windy City Times, June 16, 2004
  3. ^ Historical background Archived 2012-01-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Subtropics staff". Retrieved January 20, 2013.

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