About The South Carolina Review

Do any of these names sound familiar?

  • Julian Bell
  • Doris Betts
  • Cleanth Brooks
  • Donald Davidson
  • James Dickey
  • Stephen Dixon
  • Leslie A. Fielder
  • George Garrett
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Sharon Olds
  • Robert Parham
  • Walker Percy
  • Marjorie Perloff
  • Robert Pinsky
  • William Stafford
  • Mary Gordon
  • Donald Hall
  • Josephine Humphreys
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Thomas E. Kennedy
  • Jane Marcus
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Mark Steadman
  • Lewis Turco
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Derek Walcott
  • Eudora Welty
  • George Will
  • Thomas Wolfe
  • Virginia Woolf
  • W. B. Yeats

They do if you've been reading The South Carolina Review for the past several decades.

Since 1968, The South Carolina Review has published fiction, poetry, interviews, unpublished letters and manuscripts, essays, and reviews from well-known and aspiring scholars and writers. That's not all. The South Carolina Review has also published special issues, such as the Virginia Woolf International, numerous fiction compilations, and issues focusing on the works of Robert Frost, Mary Gordon, Walker Percy, and James Dickey. The special issue Ireland in the Arts and Humanities was published in the fall of 1999 as a result of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, held at Clemson University and featuring poet Rita Ann Higgins.

For an issue celebrating The South Carolina Review's tenth year at Clemson, published in the fall of 1983, Richard J. Calhoun, one of the founding editors, characterized the review as a little and noncommercial magazine unfettered in comparison to larger literary publications. To quote Dr. Calhoun, "We publish essays on contemporary literature and creative works by American writers; but we are nowhere limited to these interests....When we want to declare a special issue, we can. The little magazine may never discover a Pound, an Eliot or a Hemingway; but...we have published early writers who have gone on to the larger magazines and yet not quite forgotten us. As long as we get good manuscripts from good young writers, we shall continue to play this role."

The South Carolina Review has grown steadily in all aspects since it was first published at Furman University in 1968 and subsequently moved to Clemson University in 1973. Its continued focus begins with Southern and American Literature while widening to a national and international audience and with the hope to remain in publication for many more years under the aegis of Clemson's emerging digital press.

Editorial and Publications Policy

The editors of The South Carolina Review thank you for your interest in submitting a manuscript for possible publication. Please use the following instructions when formatting your manuscript for consideration:

The editors solicit manuscripts of all kinds: essays, scholarly articles, criticism, poetry, and stories. Typed or printed manuscripts should be addressed to

The Editor
Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing
Strode Tower Room 611
Box 340522
Clemson, SC 29634-0522.

No previously published work, work accepted elsewhere, or dual/multiple submissions accepted. Please, no email or faxed submissions.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by return postage and should conform to the revised MLA format. Please note that we cannot acknowledge receipt of manuscripts. On publication, contributors will receive, in compensation, two copies of the issue bearing their work.

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