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1941 Antioch Review first issueThe Antioch Review, a small independent literary magazine founded in 1941 in a small town in the cornfields of Ohio, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. Publishing essays, fiction, and poetry from promising and prominent authors, the Antioch Review has an international readership and reputation of publishing the “best words in the best order” for over 75 years.

The original mission statement--“We believe in the promise of American life and we would seek the seeds of that promise. This is our purpose in founding a magazine”--has remained essentially intact throughout the Review's 75-year history.  The content of the Review has evolved over the years, with the balance between social and literary matters changing, yet the Review has remained committed to commenting on the temper of the times in story, poem, and essay.

Throughout our 75+ year history, the Antioch Review has published novelists, short story writers, and independent thinkers regardless of their formal reputation. The Review has played an important role in this literary history: Writers from Ralph Ellison to Silvia Plath to Leon E. Panetta have penned pages for the Review and critics like Gerald Early and P.F. Kluge have focused on important cultural questions.

1941 Antioch Review Board

1941 Antioch Review Founding Editorial Board

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The BEST words in the BEST order for over 75 years.

See the table of contents for the 75th Anniversary Part I issue or the 75th Anniversary Part 2 issue.
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The Antioch Review is an asset of Antioch College and is supported in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.