White Whale Review: An Online Literary Magazine
From the Editors

When a new literary journal smashes the bottle of cheap, effervescing champagne against the iron side of the vessel and declares itself seaworthy, the problem of its existential self-justification arises: why yet another electronic literary journal to add to the online glut of verbiage? Are there not enough of you already?

At heart, we're basically dictators, the three of us; fascists and totalitarians of our own, personal aesthetic visions that we wish to impose on the rest of you, and it legitimizes our literary chauvisnism to have others, who we believe represent or somehow embody that aesthetic vision, published in our name. We hide behind the curtain.

We throw mud and water balloons and rubber chickens at each other until we have agreed upon who is to be in the inaugural issue of the While Whale Review. Burst your hot heart upon it.

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Launch Reading

White Whale Review is delighted to announce a launch reading featuring George Kalogeris, Sumita Chakraborty, and Dan Murphy. The free reading will take place February 5th at 6:30PM at Suffolk University, Boston, MA. For more information, click here.

Site Housekeeping

I don't know if you've noticed, but the site is [finally] online. The webmaster is an inveterate putterer [/quibbler]. There shall be changes until somebody raps her knuckles hard with a ruler. We apologize in advance.

Next Issue Deadline

Shoot for March 15th.


Liam Callanan. Julian Cires.

Rachel Coye. Ryan Dilbert.



Alana Kumbier. Sarah Walko, featuring original artwork.



Jennifer Barber. Tina Borysthen-Tkacz. Sumita Chakraborty.

Jennifer Flescher. Stephanie Goehring. George Kalogeris.

Michael Lynch. Dan Murphy. Paul Nemser.

Daniele Pantano. Jessica Peters. Christopher Siteman.

Jay Snodgrass. Gene Tanta. William Weitzel.