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~The Dos Passos Review Mission Statement~

The Dos Passos Review seeks to build a literary home where the best writing available will be published.  The Fall issue will include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and feature an exclusive interview with the winner of the prestigious, internationally recognized John Dos Passos Prize for Fiction. The Spring issue will also include fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, but the interview will feature a Virginia writer, along with a Q&A about writing, reading, craft, and influences.  A different, respected home-state writer will be featured annually.  

Integral to this concept, at least one fiction slot and several poetry slots within each issue will be reserved specifically for quality work by Virginia writers. For the journal's purposes, a "Virginia writer" is defined both as writers who currently reside in the state as well as Virginia natives who work as productive writers elsewhere.  The Dos Passos editorial staff also intentionally includes a Multicultural Editor; this editor's task is to secure quality work by writers from under-represented groups both nationally and within the state. 

Combining over a century's tradition of excellence in liberal arts education with an institutional dedication to "giving back" to the community, Longwood embodies the perfect home for a journal whose own mission is to return to the community by providing a forum for the finest literature available.  Longwood maintains exceptional standards of teaching and community scholarship for their faculty, requiring faculty commitment to outreach as a means of modeling for their students a professional life that "gives back." 

In keeping with this philosophy, the journal seeks to include student members of Longwood's English department in all facets of production.  As today's scholars and tomorrow's working and published authors, these students will enjoy a leg-up in their professional careers once they have gained the practical hands-on business experience that will come from working on this literary publication.  As future teachers, authors, editors, publicists, managers, student ownership of this publication--to as great a degree as that of the university's ownership--can only serve to enrich and advance the department's and university's overall commitment to excellence in the development of a literary life.


Editors[top]

Editor-at-Large: Mary Carroll-Hackett

Managing Editor: Susan Stinson

Prose Editor: Mary Carroll-Hackett

Poetry Editors: Craig Challender and Hood Frazier

Multicultural Editors: Greg Salyer

Production Editor and Webmaster: Greg Salyer


Advisory Board for The Dos Passos Review [top]

Liam Rector

E. Ethelbert Miller 

Robert Bausch

Bill Frank

Ellery Sedgwick

Martha Cook


Links [top]

Longwood University

Department of English & Modern Languages at Longwood

Poets & Writers

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Bennington MFA Writing Seminars

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Virginia Festival of the Book

Council of Literary Magazines & Presses