The latest in my increasingly infrequent reviews of literary journals and genre magazines.
The Georgia Review is a literary journal published four times a year by the University of Georgia.
What They Say About Themselves: “The Georgia Review is the literary-cultural journal published out of the University of Georgia since 1947. While it began with a regional commitment, its scope has grown to include readers and writers throughout the U.S. and the world, who are brought together through the print journal as well as live programming. Convinced that communities thrive when built on dialogue that honors the difference between any two interlocutors, we publish imaginative work that challenges us to reconsider any line, distinction, or thought in danger of becoming too rigid or neat, so that our readers can continue the conversations in their own lives.”
Issue Reviewed: Fall 2021
Genre: Literary realism
One Story I’ll Remember Not to Forget: “Copper Queen,” by Aryn Kyle (and if you guessed this was the only story from this issue available for free online, you just might be on to something). A 25-year-old aspiring fiction writer from Idaho wins a summer residency at a mountaintop mansion that was once owned by the wife of a copper magnate. Meeting with other artists that summer inspires and forces her to make decisions about her life and career.
Exploding Helicopters: One Explosion. I kept waiting for something to happen in the story, but that wait didn’t pay off.
Profanometer: Dammit. The NSFW language was contained to a few paragraphs.