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 can take 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.


We are committed to being a space that celebrates emerging writers. We have been lucky to publish early work of writers we admire such as Carmen Maria Machado and Melissa Broder, among others.







Senior Editors • Christy Conner & Lenna Mendoza


Poetry Editor • Jenny Keto


Fiction Editor • Alida Reyes


Nonfiction Editor • Kacee McKinney


Social Media Manager • Micaela Bayfield


Poetry Readers • Alexandra Chand, Diego Fleitas, Ashleigh Kennedy, Kimberly Kotel, Winshen Liu, Noreen Ocampo, Ugochukwu Damian Okpara


Fiction Readers • Katie Downes, Homa Mojtabai, Christy Conner, Kacee McKinney, & Conor Hultman



Featured Artist


ANNA BUCKLEY is a writer and photographer based in Southern California. She earned her BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and her MA in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. She mainly shoots her work on her dad’s old 35mm film cameras. She’s currently working on a project about memory and Alzheimer’s. You can find her on Instagram and at byannabuckley.com.




Andrew Dally built the website.