F.A.Q.

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. Though we are a literary journal, we will 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? We publish twice a year, in April and October.

Who do you publish? Talented writers and artists, poets and photographers who are current or former residents of West Michigan.

What do you mean, exactly, by “West Michigan”? West Michigan is as much as concept as a location. Officially, West Michigan extends from Benton Harbor in the south to Muskegon in the north, and inland from Lake Michigan to roughly Grand Rapids. However we are somewhat relaxed about these boundaries, and will consider work from Traverse City to the state border.

Where can I buy a copy? Issues can be ordered through the Caffeinated Press store. We also appear from time to time on the shelves of regional bookstores. We are also available through Amazon.com.

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