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Kudos for The Idaho Review

The Idaho Review, Boise State’s literary journal, earned high praise this summer.

The journal, edited by faculty and students in the creative writing program, was the first to publish “Sabrina and Corina,” the title story in Kali Farjardo-Anstine’s new collection published by Random House, after it received rejections by 20 other publishers.

As Poets and Writers magazine noted in its May/June issue, the Idaho Review “has a history of publishing the early stories of many successful writers such as Jennifer Haigh and Benjamin Percy, plus work by heavy-hitters including Edith Pearlman, Joy Williams and Rick Bass.”

In addition, celebrated writer Joyce Carol Oates (who has a Twitter following of 200,000) tweeted that the Idaho Review is “an excellent ‘little magazine'” that should be “read widely.” Oates called its editing “imaginative and provocative.”