About Us

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. We publish a print magazine every spring, and we accept 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. Our 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.

Our team includes our Editor-in-Chief, our Poetry, Prose, Art, Layout, and Managing editors, and our Poetry, Prose, Art, and Layout staffs. Applications to join our team open in September.