Owen Wister Review 2013

Hey all you loyal OWR fans! I hope everything is going well in your new year! I am Shaun Milligan and I am the new editor-in-chief of the Owen Wister Review. Our editorial staff is in the process of moving on the next edition and re-energizing the review. Currently, we are making a call for new submissions for our 2013 edition.

If you have questions about the 2012 edition please direct them to our email address at owr@uwyo.edu.

OWR Printing Update

Greetings all! Hope your summer is going well. We have sent the issue to the printers but have not heard back from them yet. We’ll post the news here and send out contributor copies as soon as they’re available!

2012 Reading Period Closed

Thank you to everyone who’s submitted this year! We got 300+ individual submissions from 200+ writers; we received art submissions from 33 artists. We are still super busy digging through everything, so keep your e-mails open for a word from us!

Publication date this year is mid-April.

Reading for the 2013 edition will begin next fall. If you missed our deadline, hang on to that great piece of writing! We’d love to check it out – but don’t e-mail it to us; we might not get it. Keep an eye out for new updates.


Thanks Again!

Now open for submissions!

As some astute writers have already figured out, OWR is now open for submissions. Check out this link for more information:

Thank you!
The Editors @ OWR

reading period closed

For all who have submitted this year, I want to thank you personally. Well, as personal as one can via a blog. We increased our submissions fivefold – thanks, LuLing, for that less verbose phrasing – and we hope to continue increasing our quantity of submissions, and thus the overall competition to be included in the Owen Wister Review. I believe this philosophy will keep the journal at a consistently high level of quality and circulation.

We will be making a few final decisions over the next couple of days. Our anticipated publication date is April 1, if all goes smoothly.  Please do check in periodically with the blog, if you are following at all, because I will be working to maintain interest in the site, even though we will not be reading again until September 1. We will have some witty commentary by the staffers, updates on the publication process,  previews of the art work, sneak peaks at our 2011 contributors, one-sentence reviews of miscellaneous objects (both literary and not), and so on.

–Adam Million

OWR @ AWP 2011

Come by the University of Wyoming’s table, G5, today and tomorrow. I’ve got back issues of the Owen Wister Review and information about the new issue, as well as other fun writing info at Wyoming. And I’m sleepy. Come talk to me.

Nina McConigley: Writing Her West

University of Wyoming faculty member, Nina McConigley, has a piece up on the interweb! Check out her piece and others @ the Owls — a very engrossing blog.