News & Announcements Archive

Writing Seminars Website

The JHU Writing Seminars has a slick new website. It’s part of a general redesign of all the university’s web pages. The website’s best feature? A page dedicated to The Hopkins Review!

Alumni Reading

Writing Seminars Fiction Alumni ReadingTuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Olin 305 James Browning writes and speaks on environmental issues for Common Cause. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. His essays have been published […]

Midwestern Sensibilities

It often seems as though the literary landscape is divided into two equal halves: there’s New York, and then there’s everywhere else. As someone who grew up far, far from Brooklyn, I take particular pleasure in the emergence of writers who identify with some small part of that second half.Nikolas Butler is one of those writers. The center of his […]

Colm Tóibín at Johns Hopkins

The President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import: Colm TóibínThursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Hodson 110Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland in 1955. The author of a number of novels and books of essays, his honors include the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre, […]


Due to a recent influx of manuscripts, we’ve decided to suspend submissions until the autumn. We have some catching up to do. If you’ve already sent us your work, rest assured: we will read it, and you’ll hear from us. We plan to open things back up in September. Thanks for your patience!

Baltimore Humor

The current issue of Lapham’s Quarterly (a wonderful publication, for those who’ve never encountered it) is about comedy. As usual, LQ has made a number of the pieces available for free online. One worth checking out is this editorial by H.L. Mencken (one of Baltimore’s literary luminaries). In it, Mencken goes to town on President Harding’s […]

Guest Editor David Yezzi

We’re pleased to say that our Summer 2014 issue will be guest edited by David Yezzi. Yezzi has written several books of poetry–most recently Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013)–and is the poetry editor of The New Criterion. His poems and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New […]

AWP & Classification

Two items you should check out at the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog. First, one reporter’s impressions of the recent AWP conference in Seattle. AWP is nothing if not…exhausting. But it’s also great to be around so many writers, editors, and book lovers. (Says Sasha Weiss, “A.W.P. feels like a giant reunion of English majors […]


We’re in Seattle for the AWP Conference. If you’re here, stop by and visit!