The Vanderbilt Review is Vanderbilt’s official undergraduate literary and arts journal. The Review includes refereed work in fiction, poetry, drama, art, and photography from students, alumni, and University affiliates.
History: 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 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.
Distribution: The Vanderbilt Review is published once each academic year. The average issue is 200 pages with 3,500 copies printed and distributed free at approximately 20 sites on campus and several sites in the surrounding community, including area bookstores.
Staff: Roughly 25 students make up The Review‘s editorial board. More than 100 students, alumni, and University affiliates submit work for consideration of publication. The Review solicits assistance from professors in the English and Art Departments as judges for its annual awards. The Vanderbilt Review staff works in the Student Media Newsroom in Suite 130 of Sarratt Student Center.