sycamore review

Sycamore Review is Purdue University’s internationally acclaimed literary journal, affiliated with Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English. We offer editorial positions to individuals affiliated with Purdue’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

SR publishes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as interviews, book reviews and art. SR strives to publish the best writing by new and established writers and also to provide an online forum for lively literary discussion.

our beginnings

Sycamore Review published its first issue in 1989 and has been running consistently ever since! That first issue was dedicated to Ann Griffith Lindsey, a Purdue University graduate student and poet who had campaigned for a literary journal, but died in a car accident before her dream could become reality. To this day, her parents have continued her dream with a generous bequest in Ann’s name.


Sycamore Review is sponsored by grants from Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts and Department of English as well as support from our readers, contributors, and friends. Below are our suggested amounts for donation with their patronage levels. To show our appreciation for your support, your name will be included as an SR patron online and in upcoming issues of the magazine. Additionally, all donations of $50 or more include a complimentary 1-year subscription.

$5.00 Pal
$10.00 Acquaintance
$25.00 Supporter
$50.00 Friend
$100 Donor
$200 Benefactor
$300 Patron

To make a donation, please go to this page.


Editor-in-Chief: Blake Chernin
Managing Editor: Amina Sarah Khan
Poetry Editors: Emma DePanise, Kate O’Donoghue, & Aiya Sakr
Fiction Editors: Audrey Hollis & Shannon Campbell
Non-Fiction Editors: Carly Rae Zent and Suraj Alva
Web Editor: Kate O’Donoghue
Visiting Writers Series Coordinator: Shannon Campbell
Assistant Director of Creative Writing: Carly Rae Zent

advisory board

Kaveh Akbar, Donald Platt, Sharon Solwitz, Brian Leung, Casey Gray

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