One of the half-dozen best literary journals.
— Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman

Boulevard's mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer. 



Announcing our fall 2018 edition of Boulevard!

Boulevard No. 100 contains a fantastic plethora of extraordinary writing…. The issue opens with a short story by Weike Wang about beauty standards between daughters and mothers. There’s the second-ever Boulevard Craft Interview featuring Jane Smiley. Also, poetry by Hanif Abdurraqib, Carl Phillips, Elizabeth Tornes, and Albert Goldbarth. Plus, an essay by Chana Kim about grappling with her relationship with her mother while searching for the site of her mother’s rape, Ariel Saramandi’s journalistic meditation on the state of Bangladeshi and Malagasy workers in Mauritius, and a symposium on writing in the Donald Trump age with contributions by Meron Hadero, Rene Martinez, Shara McCallum, Daniel M. Mendoza, Phong Nguyen, and Robert Zaller.

Also, featuring two contest winners! There’s the 2018 Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets winning entry by Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez’s and the 2017 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers winning story “Quarterway House” by Caitlin Campbell. Plus, fantastic and striking cover art by the new-to-Boulevard Tran Nguyen!

And much more! Fiction and essays by B. J. Hollars, Stephen Dixon, Colin Fleming, Sanjena Sathian, Brandon R. Scrand, Daniel Stolar, George Williams. Poetry by Joshua Aiken, Cynthia X. Hua, Karla K. Morton, Karthik Purushothaman, Sean Shearer, Joannie Strangeland, and Jessica Yuan.

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