: Looking Toward Our Next Sesquicentennial :

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P.O. Box 148, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 • Telephone +1.937. 769.1365
Robert S. Fogarty, Editor • Judith Hall, Poetry Editor
Cynthia B. Dunlevy, Business Office Manager


Dear Friend,

The distinquished Times Literary Supplement commented that the "life expectancy of a little magazine is about ten years.  Many last longer, but few as long as the quarterly Antioch Review . . . "
We attribute our 75+ year survival in part to accepting and publishing nothing less than a writer’s best work in our pursuit of providing our readers with page-turning copy and an issue they will pick up over and over, share with family and friends, and discuss long after its initial delivery.  As we look toward our next sesquicentennial, we will continue to honor our constituencies—readers, writers, and supporters—via focusing on fine writing over literary faddishness.

For over 40 years, I have dedicated my life to positioning the Antioch Review as a literary incubator in which we seek to sustain top-notch writers in the early stages of their careers, provide encouragement to seasoned mid-list authors, and take on topics and subjects too lengthy or controversial for commercial magazines. I am proud of our history of publishing prominent poets and authors alongside promising writers and that we are one of the oldest continuously publishing literary magazines in America.  Our mission is to deliver the BEST word in the BEST order in every issue.

Yet, it is no secret that over the past decade, the publishing industry has experienced unyielding disruptions causing several independent publications to shutter their doors. I was shocked and saddened to learn that one of the casualties of our industry’s unappeasable revolution was Field (Oberlin College Press). This admired journal of contemporary poetry and poetics—that has published since 1969 (50 years)—issued its last journal this past Spring.

The Antioch Review has not been left untouched by the many transformations in the publishing industry.  Recently, unbeknownst to us, our long-term printer went bankrupt leaving us scrambling to find another printer causing recent issues to be delayed.  And, it is reasonable to believe that for the foreseeable future, we and other independent publications will be impacted by more changes.

I want to leave a legacy of preparing us to outlive current complexities and strengthen our ability to carry on when the volleys of next industry revolt are fired. Therefore, I am asking for your support in this important quest to safeguard the Antioch Review’s future as we work toward continuing to ensure that independent writers, exceptional poets, and brilliant thinkers have a voice and place in our pages.

We have highlighted several ways to support the Antioch Review on this webpage.  We are counting on you and your backing of our little and mighty magazine as we look toward our next 75 years.

I thank you for your consideration and wish you and yours the very best during the up-coming holiday season and coming year.





Robert S. Fogarty, Editor
John Dewey Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus



The Antioch Review, an asset of Antioch College, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. Learn more: http://review.antiochcollege.edu

The Antioch Review 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.