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. Nicole Cullen earned her BA in English from Boise State in 2006. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and just finished a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford.


The 2014 issue of The Idaho Review is forthcoming and will feature 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. Also, the first place story of the 2014 Fiction Contest by Janet Peery will be appearing.


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Story of the Week

The Swimmer

by Erika Warmbrunn

Vera Ivanovna had serious doubts about this new plan of her daughter’s. A gym they called them here in America. She had seen what they were like, these gyms. She had seen them on television—in advertisements and on various apparently humorous programs whose dialogue she couldn’t exactly understand, but whose stories, such as they were, […]

Poem of the Week


by James Harms

When Jimmy Cliff sang “Trapped” I had never been enough in love to wear chains, to give away the three or four things I do well for the sake   of someone else’s slim measure: I mean joy as a feather on the scales, the weight of a cape slipping off the shoulders. But whose […]

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    The MFA Reading Series at Boise State University will be hosting Benjamin Percy on April 24th and Jacqueline Mitchard on May 8th.