Why We Chose It: “Violation” by Sharon Solwitz

By Richard Moriarty, Fiction Editor What we loved about Sharon Solwitz’s “Violation” (in our Spring Issue 105) when we first encountered the story was how seamlessly it alternates between two very different perspectives while maintaining a consistent point of view. Attempting this style of narration comes with plenty of challenges: it’s hard enough to capture […]

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Why We Chose It: “my other mouth //” by Maya Salameh

By Michael Pittard, Poetry Editor One of the most exciting poems I came across while reading for Issue 105 was a gorgeous and thundering piece by Maya Salameh. “my other mouth //” is a poem unafraid to deal with the complex realities of being of Arabic lineage, confronting its reader with both beautiful language, syntax, […]

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Announcing a new publishing partnership with UNC Press

All of us at The Greensboro Review are very excited to be a part of the University of North Carolina Press family! The Press will now manage all current and new GR subscriptions and renewals, journal distribution, and bookstore orders. Our faculty and students in the MFA Writing Program will continue to curate, edit, and produce […]

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Congratulations to the winners of our Robert Watson Literary Prizes

We’re very pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Robert Watson Literary Prizes, including a cash prize of $1,000 for the best short story and poem published in our spring issue. This year’s awards go to: Sarah Heying, for the story, “The Chair Kickers’ Tale” Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, for the poem, “Miss Sahar Listens […]

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Happy Pub Day to Kristen Arnett

Happy Pub Day to GR contributor Kristen Arnett! In 2016, Arnett’s story, “Roseate’s Book of Penmanship,” was an Honorable Mention for the Greensboro Review Robert Watson Literary Prize. We can’t wait to read her first novel, Mostly Dead Things, out today from Tin House Books and called “irresistible” and “a cabinet of wonders” in this recent New York […]

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Another Happy Pub Day to Jacob Appel

Congratulations to Jacob M. Appel, GR contributor and former winner of the Robert Watson Literary Prize for fiction, on the pub day of his latest novel, Surrendering Appomattox (C&R Press, June 2019). “Combining mystery, intrigue, and satire, Appel’s novel is a warning about how far our society has fallen down the rabbit hole of fake news […]

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Interview with Richard Moriarty, Fiction Editor

Richard Moriarty just finished his second year in the MFA program at UNC Greensboro. He’s originally from Kansas City. He went to University of Miami (the Florida one) for undergrad, where he studied advertising. He’s working on a collection of stories tentatively titled River Runners. Books currently on his nightstand: The Complete Stories of Leonora […]

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Happy Pub Day to Annie Woodford

We’d like to wish a happy pub day to Annie Woodford, whose first poetry collection, Bootleg, comes out today from Groundhog Poetry Press. We were thrilled to publish Woodford’s poem, “All Over the South Today,” in the Fall 2018 issue of the GR.

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Interview with Michael Pittard, Poetry Editor

Michael Pittard is a second-year MFA student at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His poems and reviews have appeared in such publications as Tupelo Quarterly and Red Flag Poetry. He lives in Greensboro with his cat, Roosevelt. “‘Now the one thing you have to promise, Rudy, is that you never joke about this. Flying saucers are […]

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