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Black Warrior Review's 50th Anniversary

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Join us in continuing the Black Warrior Review's incredible legacy!

Named for the river that borders the campus of The University of Alabama, Black Warrior Review is the longest-running literary publication managed by graduate students in the United States. A 2019 Whiting Award-winning magazine, BWR publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year in print, and in 2018, BWR added an online publication, Boyfriend Village, named in honor of former BWR Editor Zach Doss. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers.

At BWR, we publish our two annual issues in print. We find it imperative to continue publishing our magazine in print, and we think of this tangible magazine as an art-object, a snapshot of the sociopolitical and artistic consciousness of our contributors, year by year, issue by issue. From featured artists to fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics, these issues capture a cultural heartbeat in your hands. 

With the addition of Boyfriend Village online issues, we have increased accessibility to our publishing and continued to carry the voices of BWR to the internet. Boyfriend Village seeks to be a fully accessible space for unusual, boundary-pushing literary content, especially work from the margins, work that makes exciting use of digital platforms, and work that other well-established journals might overlook. 

As BWR continues to evolve, we continue to invest in both our online and print platforms. By donating to our campaign, you ensure that Black Warrior Review continues evolving to connect with more readers, you foster a more accessible subscriber and reader experience, and you guarantee we have 50 more years to continue celebrating the voices published in BWR and Boyfriend Village.

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Make a gift that shows the world just how much BWR means to you.


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Your donation of $50 is crucial to supporting new BWR projects.


Be the Difference

We are so thankful for your gift. $100 helps us build a foundation that future BWR graduate students can use to reach higher heights.


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Your contribution of $150 will play a huge role in giving the BWR staff and readers peace of mind on the future of the publication.


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