Current Staff

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Nick Almeida
editor@batcityreview.com

MANAGING EDITOR
Katelin Kelly
managing@batcityreview.com

POETRY EDITOR
David Schaefer
poetry@batcityreview.com

ASSOCIATE POETRY EDITOR
Katherine Noble

FICTION EDITOR
F.T. Kola
fiction@batcityreview.com

ASSOCIATE FICTION EDITOR
Sam Miller

MARKETING DIRECTOR
Olga Vilkotskaya
marketing@batcityreview.com

ART EDITORS
Laura Brown & Allison Myers
art@batcityreview.com

INTERN
Tonya Chen

READERS
Ally Covino
Adam Edelman
Rachel Engelman
Eriel Fauser
Quinn Gifford
Ally Glass-Katz
Tyler Gobble
Leah Hampton
Jessica Hincapie
Sam Karas
Nathan Patton
J.P. Poole
Avery Slater
Zain Saeed

FOUNDING EDITORS
Jessica Piazza
R. J. Lambert
James Capozzi

EDITOR-AT-LARGE
Kurt Heinzelman

About

Founded in 2004, Bat City Review is an annual literary journal run by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, supported by the English Department and the James A. Michener Center for Writers. We read thousands of submissions each year and publish only the best in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. 

We are proud to publish emerging as well as established writers. Our writers' achievements include a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a L.A. Times Novel of the Year, and a Poet Laureateship of the United States.

Contributors include Tomaž Šalamun, Dara Wier, James Tate, Patricia Lockwood, Noelle Kocot, Zachary Schomburg, Matthew Zapruder, Mary Jo Bang, Maurice Manning, Colm Tóibín, Stephen Dunn, Dean Young, Aimee Bender, George Saunders, H.L. Hix, Dorianne Laux, Terrance Hayes, Ron Savage, Denise Duhamel, Marilyn Hacker, Ben Lerner, C.K. Williams, Thylias Moss, Craig Arnold, G.C. Waldrep, Shane McCrae, James Gendron, Donald Revell, Terese Svoboda, Khaled Mattawa, Tracy K. Smith, and Anthony Doerr.

We were the first American literary journal to publish poems by Mahmoud Darwish, and our access to materials at the Harry Ransom Center has allowed us to showcase archival photographs of Anne Sexton and drawings by Gerard Manley Hopkins, D.H. Lawrence, and e.e. cummings. Other special features include interviews, commissioned ekphrastic poems, and author portfolios.