WSR in the NEWS: 
  • Submission Period opens October 1. See our submission guidelines for details.
  • Come visit our table at Rain Taxi's Twin Cities Book Festival, Saturday, Oct. 11 at the MN State Fairgrounds. We'll have submission guidelines and the brand new Vol. 17 for sale for a special Festival rate.
  • 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 that night is forthcoming.
  • 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 16, Forms of Wanting 


Eula Biss
John Brandon
Laura Flynn
H.L. Hix
Judith Kitchen
Joseph O. Legaspi
 Brenda Miller
Anand Prahlad
William Richard
Mark Vinz

and more... 


Brenda Miller

Dinah Lenney

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