The Fourth River


Peggy Rambach’s Book Out In Paperback!

By on December 19, 2011

Peggy Rambach’s novel Fighting Gravity is now available in paperback!  And, for the first time, Fighting Gravity is also available for the Kindle.  The New York Times writes of the book, “…[Rambach's] prose is wiry, deft and piercingly descriptive; she

Judith Vollmer’s Poem Featured

By on October 9, 2011

Congratulations to Judith Vollmer, who is featured today at, selected by the Academy of American Poets.  Vollmer’s poems “The Bowl,” “On The Hudson,” and “Trees At Night” appear in Issue 8.  Vollmer’s poem “For Aaron Sheon” can be found here

Pushcart Nomination: Lisa Heiserman Perkins

By on October 5, 2011

Fiction editor Robert Yune has nominated Lisa Heiserman Perkins’ story “Buds, and Bells, and Stars Without a Name” for a Pushcart Prize. Explaining his decision, Yune said, “Perkins’ story has a wildness to it that I don’t see very often.  The description

Issue 8 Now Available!

By on September 23, 2011

Issue 8 Now Available! Issue 8 of The Fourth River is now available for purchase! Contributors include Evan Morgan Williams, Dilruba Ahmed, Rose Black, BK Loren, and Judith Vollmer, among others. Visit our Order page to purchase your copy.

Hillary Wentworth at “Art on Foot”

By on September 16, 2011

Hillary Wenthworth, whose fantastic and mythic essay “Blowing Rock” appeared in Issue 7, is being featured in Minnesota’s “Art on Foot” festival.    

Dilruba Ahmed’s Book Debut

By on July 11, 2011

Congratulations to Dilruba Ahmed, whose debut book Dhaka Dust is now available from Graywolf Press. Dhaka Dust was also awarded the 2010 Bakeless Prize for Poetry, selected by Arthur Sze. Ahmed’s has three achingly beautiful poems in Issue 8: “Fugue of New

Tina May Hall’s GPS Project Continues

By on May 21, 2011

Tina May Hall is working on a collection of stories grouped by GPS coordinates.  Her story “42°33′N 0°33′W” is live at The Fourth River, and you can read her story 33̊ 25’ 55” N, 111̊ 52’ 34” W at Corium Magazine.

Abby Geni Anthologized

By on April 15, 2011

Congratulations to Abby Geni, whose story “Captivity” appears in the anthology New Stories from the Midwest alongside Bonnie Jo Campbell and Benjamin Percy. Geni’s story “Fire Blight” is forthcoming in Issue 9 of The Fourth River.

Sandra Gail Lambert’s Essay Published in Alaska Quarterly Review

By on April 11, 2011

Sandra Gail Lambert’s essay “Rolling in the Mud” is out now at Alaska Quarterly Review. Lambert’s story “Marine Biology,” about a last romantic stand between two women, is available in Issue 8.

Jackie Craven’s Story Published at Verdad Magazine

By on April 2, 2011

Jackie Craven’s story “Special Ed” is out now at Verdad Magazine. Craven’s story “Feeling Red,” about a young girl discovering blindness, is available in Issue 8.