You have questions. We have answers.

What’s a literary journal? A literary journal is a periodical dedicated to publishing artistic works of various kinds — short fiction, poetry, artwork, reviews, and so on. They can focus on a particular genre or writing style. They may be associated with a university writing program. They may be non-profit.

What do you publish? The 3288 Review is interested in short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, essays, and photos and artwork. We accept works of all genres, but we place a premium on ability with the language. How you tell the story is as important as the story itself. We go into more detail on our submissions page.

When do you publish? As of March 2017, we are transitioning from a quarterly to a biannual. The last issue of the quarterly will be released in May 2017. From that point on, we will publish in April and October, with the first biannual issue to be released in October 2017.

Who do you publish? Talented writers and artists, poets and photographers who are from, or have some connection to, West Michigan.

What do you mean, exactly, by “West Michigan”? West Michigan is as much as concept as a location. By the map, West Michigan extends from Benton Harbor north to Muskegon, and inland from Lake Michigan to roughly Grand Rapids. As a journal, we are a little more relaxed about this. Essentially, the Lower Peninsula west of US-127 is West Michigan.

Where can I buy a copy? Issues can be ordered through the Caffeinated Press  store. We are also on the shelf at The Bookman bookstore in Grand Haven and The Sparrows cafe in Grand Rapids.

Can I subscribe to The 3288 Review? Absolutely! Subscriptions are available through our online store.