Yalobusha Review is a journal of new writing, founded in 1995 and operated by the graduate writing program at the University of Mississippi. We seek to showcase work that alters or subverts mainstream forms of expression–work that is, in a broad sense, experimental, though that takes many forms. We believe the reading experience should be a kinetic one, and to that end, we favor art that has its own source of energy, drawn from tonal individuality, linguistic texture, and above all, a sense of exploration.


We are a journal that publishes voices from around the world while also paying mind to the voices at home in our small Mississippi town. In September 2020, we launched the Letters to the Supervisors initiative to amplify the calls from local community members to take down the confederate statue on Oxford’s Square.




Senior Editors • Victoria Hulbert & Marina Leigh
Poetry Editor • Marina Greenfeld
Fiction Editor • Vinh Hoang

2022 Summer Issue Editors • Joshua Nguyen & Christy Conner
Social Media Coordinator • Chris Morris
Poetry Readers • Kathleen Downes, Andie Ferniany, Marina Greenfeld, Kimberly Kotel, Marina Leigh, Lenna Mendoza, Gabriel Mundo, & Mike Pontacoloni
Fiction Readers • Anthony Gottlich, Chris Morris, Ally Nick, Vinh Hoang, Nicholas Sumral, Christy Conner, & Sayantani Mukherjee
Webmaster • Andrew Dally



Featured Artist


MARINA LEIGH is a queer, biracial writer and photographer. She was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She earned her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is the 2020 recipient of the University of Mississippi’s Grisham Fellowship in poetry, where she is currently earning her MFA. She currently serves on the editorial board for Yalobusha Review, and has previously served on the editorial board for The Meadow and as the copy editor for Insight Magazine at UNR. She has had poems and visual art published in several journals, including Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Product Magazine, where her poem “Cherubs in the Clouds” was the poetry prize winner, and Truckee Meadows Community College’s literary journal The Meadow. She was also the inaugural UNR English Undergraduate Chapbook Contest winner, resulting in the publication of her chapbook, Wild Daughter.




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