White Whale Review: An Online Literary Magazine Untitled Document
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 White Whale Review. Burst your hot heart upon it.

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Note: Reading Times

Response times will be a bit slow until April, but we are reading and will respond as soon as we can.

Best of the Web Nominations

After much discussion, we've chosen our nominees for Dzanc Book's Best of the Web 2011 edition! Congratuations to Josh Howatt, whose story "Click" was nominated, as well as to poets Henrietta Goodman and ZiXiang Zhang, whose poems "Magnetite" and "Anomie," respectively, were nominated for inclusion in the edition. Check out 2010's edition!

Issue 3.1

We are now accepting submissions for Issue 3.1 of the journal, which will go live the end of April.


Tetman CallisTrent England Elisabeth Harwood

J S Khan Adam Moorad Lydia Ship



Manda FrederickRobert Wexelblatt



MRB ChelkoJudson EvansPeter J. Grieco

Alec Hershman [chapbook length sequence]

Laura Jo HessJ. Kirk MaynardSamantha Milowsky

Sean NevilleJohn PopielaskiJames Stotts