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wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction of adjuncts and part-time instructors teaching in our universities, colleges, and community colleges. Our premier issue was published in Spring 2009. We are always looking for work that demonstrates the creativity and craft of adjunct/part-time instructors in English and other disciplines. We reserve first publication rights and onetime anthology publication rights for all work published. We define adjunct instructors as anyone teaching part-time or full-time under a semester or yearly contract, nationwide and in any discipline. Graduate students teaching under part-time contracts during the summer or who have used up their teaching assistant time and are teaching with adjunct contracts for the remainder of their graduate program also are eligible.

Publisher Location

Las Vegas (Nev.)

Publication Date

Spring 2010


University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of English




Essays; Poetry; Short stories


Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, Anglophone outside British Isles and North America


Author biographies start on page 151.

An order form appears on page 160.

wordriver literary review is a publication of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of English. One issue each year is published in the spring. Copies are available for $7.00 (see the order form at the back of each issue). Submissions must be emailed each year by October 31st to be considered for publication in the next spring issue (see submission guidelines at the back of each issue or @

The views expressed within the pages of wordriver literary review are not necessarily those of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or its Department of English. The University and the English department seek only to provide a venue for the publication of creative works by part-time, adjunct and full-time non-tenured contract instructors currently working in university, college and community college systems worldwide.

word~river literary review (2010)