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Campus Publications

The Department of English is home to several campus publications. Both graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to write for or serve on the editorial boards of these publications–an ideal opportunity to build friendships and gain practical, resume-building experience.

Nashville Review

The Nashville Review is an online journal edited by the English department’s M.F.A. students. The inaugural issue was published in spring 2010, and a new issue appears every summer, fall, and spring.

The Nashville Review was founded on two guiding principles: inclusivity to all forms of storytelling, and free distribution to everyone. It publishes compelling work mostly in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, but past issues have also included music, comics, film, and oral storytelling. Published entirely online, the review’s readership includes visitors from more than 85 countries. Please visit Nashville Review’s submission page for general guidelines and other key information.

The Vanderbilt Review

The Vanderbilt Review is Vanderbilt’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal. The Review includes curated works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, art, and photography from Vanderbilt undergraduates. It publishes a print magazine every spring and it accepts submissions throughout the fall semester.

The Vanderbilt Review was first published in April 1985 as a consolidation of three previous showcases for student work: The Poetry Review, The Photography Review, and Scrivener. The journal has received prestigious awards for both its content and layout. Its 2021 edition was a finalist for the College Media Association’s Literary Magazine of the Year award. In past years, the Review has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren, Roy Blount, Jr., and Bobbie Ann Mason. 

Roughly 25 undergraduate students make up the staff. Applications to join the staff open each September. 

Vanderbilt Lives

Vanderbilt Lives is an annual publication of undergraduate creative nonfiction. This publication is a collaborative effort between the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, student editors review, edit, and publish an annual volume of outstanding creative nonfiction essays composed by Vanderbilt undergraduates.

Vanderbilt Hustler

Vanderbilt Hustler is a bi-weekly newspaper and news source for Vanderbilt University’s campus and a forum for students’ perspectives. The Hustler’s content is divided into six sections, each of which is run by a a student editor and staffed by Vanderbilt students: News, Life, Opinion, Sports, Voices, and Multimedia.