Water~Stone Review is one of the most elegant, substantial literary journals anywhere on the American scene. Don’t miss it. It will nourish and uplift you.”  

— Naomi Shihab Nye


Water-Stone Review is one of the most aesthetically pleasing literary reviews on the market.  The cover and design are strikingly beautiful; the reader is won over even before turning to the table of contents, with its many pleasures – both local and national.  This is one of the few quarterlies that manages to be luscious both outside and in.” 

Julie Schumacher

Water~Stone Review has the freshness and verve of the very best literary reviews.  You get the feeling, turning the pages, that its harvesting of good writing is intelligently planned and rigorously put together.  In a very short space of time this has become a fine and necessary review.”

Eavan Boland

 “Water~Stone Review is a beautiful, soulful journal where the unexpected voice is found and savored.” 

Terry Tempest Williams

“Body and soul, Water-Stone Review is a hands-on beauty to handle, with its unusually handsome format alluring top-notch contributors.”  

Reg Saner

Water~Stone Review is an elegant and eclectic and deeply satisfying literary journal.”

Kate DiCamillo

“A pithy, tasteful magazine, with generous samplings from new writers as well as from welcome old familiars.”  

Fiona McCrae

 “The impressive publication values of the beautiful magazine, Water~Stone Review, are an accurate measure of the quality of work within its pages. It’s a welcome reinforcement along the barricades of American literary culture.”  

Stuart Dybek

Water~Stone Review is one of those rare journals that fires on all cylinders: careful editing, gorgeous layout and design, an aesthetic triumph on every level. It is one of the best journals to come along in a long, long time – and I’m confident it’s already well on its way toward setting a new international standard in the realm of literary journals.” 

Robert Vivian

“Terrific, handsome and wonderfully content-filled magazine.”     

Carol Bly

Water~Stone Review is beautifully designed and generously sized.  There is work from a variety of people, some well-known and others just emerging into the writing world.  The student involvement is useful for the students and gives the review an extra liveliness.  It is very much a regional publication in spirit, and yet it includes work from everywhere.”   

Connie Wanek

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