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The Briar Cliff Review

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Discipline  Literary journal
Edited by  Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Frequency  Annual
Language  English
Publication history  1989-present
Publisher  Briar Cliff University (United States)

The Briar Cliff Review is a literary journal based in Sioux City, Iowa, USA, home of Briar Cliff University. The Review was founded in 1989 and has awarded its well-renowned prizes in fiction and poetry since 1996. The current editors are Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Phil Hey (Fiction), Jeanne Emmons (Poetry) and Paul Weber (Nonfiction).

Previous winners of the Briar Cliff Review fiction prize include Jacob M. Appel's "The Final Word in Bee Keeping" (2000), Jasmine Beach-Ferrara's "A Caveat" (2003), Rebecca Tuch's "Stop Saying My Name" (2006), and Scott H. Andrews's "A Brief Swell of Twilight" (2007). Winning poets include Elizabeth Volpe (2004) and Deborah DeNicola (2007) and Cris Miller (2011).

Jenna Blum's short story Those Who Save Us first appeared in the 14th issue of The Briar Cliff Review (2002). Siobhan Fallon won the 2010 fiction prize for her short story "Burning." She later included the story in her first book You Know When the Men Are Gone.


  • 2002 Gold Crown Award
  • 2000 Pacemaker Award
  • 1999 Gold Crown Award
  • 1998 Gold Crown Award
  • 1997 Silver Crown Award
  • 1995 Pacemaker Award
  • 1994 Gold Crown Award
  • 1993 Gold Crown Award
  • 1992 Silver Crown Award
  • References

    The Briar Cliff Review Wikipedia

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