As the oldest literary magazine in the nation, our selected works reflect the breadth of the American experience, and encompass any voices that are committed to telling rich narratives that challenge the status quo.

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Header graphic: Headshots of guest authors at the festival | Image Credit: Luther College
Luther College Writers Festival

Join NAR Editors at the 2023 Luther College Writers Festival!

Organized by Luther College, NAR Contributor Taylor Broby and NAR Editor J.D. Schraffenberger will be celebrating the rich diversity of contemporary imaginative writing, fostering conversation among readers and writers, and exploring the many ways in which crafted literature illuminates our imaginations.

Join us on Friday, September 22 at 3:00pm through Saturday, September 23 at 6:00pm.

Header graphic: Book Fair at MERGE poster | Image Credit: City of Literature
Iowa City UNESCO Book Festival

Join NAR Editors at the 2023 Iowa City Book Festival!

Featuring over a dozen literary presses, including the NAR, the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates literature, writing, book culture, and book art. Stop by the festival to view all that NAR offers along with work from other literary presses. Visit Iowa City all week long for more events and activities, including a presentation from Sarah Cypher.

Join us on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm CST at MERGE in downtown Iowa City.



We publish all
forms of creativity.

We like stories that start quickly
and have a strong narrative.

We appreciate when an essay
moves beyond the personal to
tell us something new about
the world.



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Elements of Creative Writing: An Online, Open Access, Educational Resource

Congratulations to Editors Rachel Morgan, Jeremy Schraffenberger, & Grant Tracey

This book is particularly exciting because it includes more than 60 supplemental resources, primarily writings from a diverse group of contributing authors published in the pages of North American Review. And these resources can be replenished, with new works added over time.

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