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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 (TVR) is Vanderbilt’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal. It includes refereed work in fiction, poetry, drama, art, and photography from students, alumni, and university affiliates.

First published in April 1985, the journal consolidated three previous showcases for student work: The Poetry Review, The Photography Review, and Scrivener. TVR has received prestigious awards for its professional work and its format. In past years, it has featured interviews and work from writers such as Robert Penn Warren, Roy Blount, Jr., and Bobbie Ann Mason.

The Vanderbilt Review is published once each academic year. Roughly 25 students make up the editorial board, and more than 100 students, alumni, and Vanderbilt affiliates submit work for publication. Professors in the English and Art departments serve as judges for its annual awards. TVR‘s staff works in the Student Media Newsroom in Suite 130 of Sarratt Student Center. Organizational affiliations are Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Advisers, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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.