WSR in the NEWS: 
  • Submission Period opens October 1. See our submission guidelines for details.
  • Our Annual Reading and Reception is Nov. 7, 7 PM at Sundin Hall on the beautiful Saint Paul campus of Hamline University. Our line up of readers will include Su Smallen, Mike Bazzett, Paula Cisewski, EA Farro, Kara Olson, Tami Mohamed Brown, Mark Conway, Cary Waterman, Jan Pettit, Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni.
  • WSR would like to announce its 2014 Pushcart nominations; congratulations to Kyle Adamson (poetry), Hannah Fries (poetry), Judith Kitchen (CNF), Natalie Vestin (CNF), John Brandon (fiction), and Alida Winternheimer (fiction).

Introducing the newest edition of Water~Stone Review:

Volume 17, Improbable Boundaries

$ 18.00 USD


Dan Albergotti

Mark Conway

Philip Dacey

Brian Doyle

Jehanne Dubrow

Leslie Harrison

Camille Norton

Matthew Thorburn

Daneen Wardrop

Xu Xi

and more... 


Benjamin Percy


Stan Sanvel Rubin 

Open. Shut. Open.
A folio of photographs curated by the
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

WSR Testimonials

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

  -- Terry Tempest Williams

 “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 a literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. The review publishes work in all genres as well as essay/reviews and writers' interviews. Features include author interviews, essay reviews, two contests and a visual art folio curated by students at thMinneapolis College of Art & Design