All We Cannot Alter 
v. 18 (2015)

Featuring Meridel Le Seur Essay winner, “Mood Rooms” by Mary Cappello

Writer’s Interview with poet Jamaal May

Open. Shut. Open
 Folio curated by Minneapolis College of Art & Design 

Fiction, Poetry, CNF by Paisley Rekdal, Bao Phi, Elizabeth Oness, Jamaal May, Matt Mauch, Dore Kisselbach, Ray Gonzalez, Todd Davis, Adam Clay, Kris Bigalk and more

Book Reviews by Stan Sanvel Rubin and Laura Flynn

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WSR News:

  • Join us for the annual WSR publication reading is Friday, November 6, at 7:00 pm in Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University campus. Readers include Matt Mauch, Kris Bigalk, Marsh Muirhead, Susan Marie Swanson, Morgan Grayce Willow, Dore Kiesselbach, Lee Colin Thomas, Paul Van Dyke, Carolyn Williams-Noren, Billy Middleton, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and MFA alums Sarah Turner and Caitlin Bailey.
  • Submissions for v. 19 (out in Fall 2016) are open October 1 – December 1, 2015. Guidelines and submission information. 
  • Announcing open submission for the $1,000 WSR Prize in Fiction, judged by Nami Mun. Guidelines and submission information.
  • The Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop, held in Northfield, MN, was a great success! Thank you to all who helped make it so great, including our great faculty in CNF (Jennifer Percy), poetry (Chris Abani), fiction (Anna Keesey), and MG/YA fantasy (William Alexander).

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