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The McNeese Review

Editor: Michael Robins

Managing Editor: Robert John Miller

Fiction Editors: Karris Rae and Ben Watson

Assistant Fiction Editor: Taryn White

Creative Nonfiction Editor: Ume Aiman Tariq

Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor: Meilyn Woods

Poetry Editor: Gwenyth Wheat

Assistant Poetry Editor: Robbie Hess

Genre Readers: Katelyn Adrian, Christy Graham, David Hill, Leah Joseph, Seth Rice, Jerry Sloan, Jake Snyder, and Angel Tirado



Editor: Dr. Lynn Watson

Managing Editor: Karris Rae


Social Media: Meilyn Woods

Executive Editor: Michael Horner

Founded in 1948, The McNeese Review is an annual publication of the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English and Foreign Languages, and the MFA in Creative Writing at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Funding is provided by the McNeese State University Foundation through an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. William D. Blake, Mrs. Violet Howell, and Howell Industries, Inc.

In 2012, after 64 years as a scholarly journal in the arts, humanities, and social sciences,The McNeese Review was converted to a literary journal format to publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. 

In 2018, we launched Boudin, “the spicy online cousin of The McNeese Review,” which is now a seperate monthly publication.

McNeese MFA candidates staff both The McNeese Review and Boudin and play a major role in selecting work and producing each issue.

The editor of The McNeese Review is Michael Robins, who leads the poetry program at McNeese. The editor of Boudin is Dr. Lynn Watson, who leads the fiction program.

To submit to The McNeese Review, review our guidelines here. To order previous issues of The McNeese Review, please visit our Submittable page.

To submit to Boudin, review our guidelines here.

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