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A magazine of literary arts, faith and culture.

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Statement of
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The climate of literary journals has long been dominated by the white male gaze, and Belmont Story Review is committed to publishing stories, poetry, and essays that are inclusive of a diversity of opinions and represent typically underrepresented populations.

Through our editorial discernment, we seek to accept work from typically under-represented groups, whether this is BIPOC, LGTBQIA, ELL or other writers, dreamers, and thinkers.

BELMONT STORY REVIEW STAFF

FOUNDING EDITOR

Richard Sowienski

Former Editor

After retiring as Director of Belmont’s Publishing Program, Richard Sowienski founded Write Your Life Workshops, teaching creative nonfiction and the college-admission essay to urban high school students. In addition to his work with Belmont Story Review, he also served as managing editor for The Missouri Review. His work has appeared in national consumer and lifestyle magazines and literary journals. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School.

PAST MANAGING EDITORS

VOLUME 5

Macey Howell

Lauren Ash

Grace Carey-Hill

PAST STAFF

VOLUME 1

Sam Delinger
Caroline George
Krista Walsh
Ethan Blackbird
Jennifer Cantrell
Katherine Puckett
Alivia Baker
Melissa Kriz
Hannah Lamb
Ron Singh Tanwar
Savannah Morrow
 

Clair Harmeyer

Sam Rodriguez

Matt Hollingsworth

Benjamin Hemphill II
Kathryn Notestine

Lindsay Hunnicutt

Katherine Foreman

Leah Bruce

Allison Gerber

Steven L. Kempler

VOLUME 2

Alivia Baker

Meg Bruce
Arah Hans-Majors
Vanessa Keiper
Emily Lewis
Erin Ogilvie
Maela Oldham

Gloria Smith
Jacob Stovall
Kassandra Tidland

Audrey Fenstermaker
Macy Schreiber
Naomi Weigand

VOLUME 3

Arah Hans-Majors

Dale Chapman
Macey Howell
Reagan Prather
 

Rachel Hutchings

Sydney Bozeman

Sean McGibany

Lauren Ash

VOLUME 4

Lauren Ash
Avery Kiker
Ashley Harris
Grace Carey-Hill
Gabriela Gonzales
Joe Vitagliano
 

Caroline Vaught
Olivia Long
Emma Schneider
Nicole Jones
Hanna Smithson
Meagan Leahy

VOLUME 5

Annalee Tanner
James Kennedy
Laura Huie
Paige Capponi

Grace Cope
Kalleigh Kaiser
Kayleigh Rucinski
Elania Trimble