The Fourth River


David Salner Nominated for Best of Net

By on November 6, 2012

David Salner, contributor to The Fourth River Issue 9, recently had his poem “Prophet of Furnaces and Dust” nominated by the Lascaux Review for the 2012 Best of the Net Anthology. Salner also recently read and was interviewed for a

Autumn House Reading on Campus Friday

By on November 1, 2012

Excerpted from the press release: Two poets and a fiction writer give a free reading at 8 p.m. Friday at the  Chatham University campus on Woodland Road in Shadyside. The event is hosted by the school’s creative writing program and Autumn

Rachel Mangini Nominated for Micro Award

By on October 27, 2012

Congratulations to Rachel Mangini, who was just nominated for a 2012 Micro Award for her piece in Smokelong Quarterly. Mangini’s story “My Sister, The Tiger,” a haunting example of tense, compressed writing, can be found in Issue 9.

Pushcart Nominations for 2013

By on October 16, 2012

The editorial board of The Fourth River is proud to select the following pieces from The Fourth River Issue #9 to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize: “Anything for Johnny” by Eric Boyd “I Would Be True in My Own

Poet Salgado Marnanhao on campus!

By on October 15, 2012

This Thursday, we are very lucky to have Afro-Brazilian poet Salgado Marnanhao and his American translator Alexis Levitin featured at Chatham University. Maranhao’s collected poems The Color of the Word won Brazil’s highest award, the Premio de Poesia da Academia Brasileira de

Issue 9 Launch Party this Friday!

By on September 10, 2012

Come celebrate the launch of Fourth River issue #9 on September 14th at 7:30 in the Welker Room in Laughlin Hall! Robert Gibb, Eric Boyd, Lo Williams, Robert Isenberg and more will be reading! Get a free issue of issue #9,

Sandra Gail Lambert accepted at Yaddo!

By on May 16, 2012

Sandra Gail Lambert, whose story “Marine Biology” appears in issue 8 of The Fourth River, was recently invited to a residency at Yaddo, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious writer’s colonies.  Yaddo alumni include Kim Addonizio, Mary Jo Bang, Amy Bloom,

Eric Boyd places in national PEN contest

By on April 2, 2012

Eric Boyd, a graduate of the Words Without Walls program, has just learned that his short story “Examinations” has won second place in the national PEN prison writing contest.  Boyd’s story “Anything for Johnny” is forthcoming in issue 9 of The Fourth River.

The Fourth River at AWP 2012 Chicago

By on January 28, 2012

The Fourth River will be at AWP 2012 in Chicago! Come see us at table 021 in the Bookfair. We’ll be selling current and back issues of the journal, and would love to meet our readers and contributors. We hope

Stewart O’Nan’s New Novel Released

By on January 18, 2012

Stewart O’Nan’s new novel, The Odds, will be released this week by Viking Adult. O’Nan’s thirteenth novel, The Odds centers around Art and Marion Fowler, who throw everything they have into a second honeymoon in Niagara Falls in an attempt