The Idaho Review in 2014

The Idaho Review is thrilled to announce that Nicole Cullen’s short story, “Long Tom Lookout,” which appeared in our 2013 issue, has been selected for reprint in The Best American Short Stories 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan. “How She Remembers It” by Rick Bass, also from the 2013 issue, will be appearing in The Pushcart Prize 2015. Congratulations to both these authors!

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The 2014 issue of The Idaho Review is now available for ordering and features stories and poetry by both acclaimed writers and new voices, including Ann Beattie, Joy Williams, Ron Carlson, Edith Pearlman, Robert Boswell, Rick Bass, Stephen Dixon, Mary O’Connell, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, John Kinsella, Daryl Jones, and James Harms, as well as the first place story of the 2014 Fiction Contest by Janet Peery.


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Story of the Week


by Edith Pearlman

Tenderfoot was a pedicure parlor on Main Street near Channing. Two reclining chairs—usually only one was in use—faced the street through a large plate glass window. And so customers, alone with Lynn, got a kind of public privacy—anybody could see them, no one but Lynn could hear them. Lynn was an expert listener—rarely commenting on […]

Poem of the Week

The Weight

by Lawrence Raab

This weight on my chest, this sullen sadness—tell me, Doctor, how I can lift it up and set it down. I want to be reassured by a fact, by some measurable fever.  To say: That’s why I need to sleep. And no— this isn’t what I felt last week. And yes, I’d like to have […]

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