Global City Review is the base from which this literary metropolis has been built. Our entire backlist is preserved here. Each of our precious print issues can be accessed by clicking the corresponding covers below.
Our first digital issue, Legacies, can be found here.
The first print issue of Global City Review was released in the spring of 1993. Edited and produced by a cooperative of writers, its members grew and changed over the years, as both esteemed writers in the field alongside graduate students worked on it to create a literary forum and community that reflected our artistic and human values. Great thanks is due to The Simon H. Rifkind Center at The City College of New York for their early support of our publishing enterprise, and later, The Titus Foundation for generous funding. Several individuals kept us going in lean times, and we thank them, too. We thank our subscribers for their support, our contributors for their writing. And most of all we thank the writers, too numerous to mention, who joined us in creating and sustaining Global City Review for over twenty years. We owe them gratitude, though for each of us the collective itself and the published work were our own rewards.
Praise for Global City Review:
“The exciting Global City Review…is a rich treasury of contemporary social thought and artistic expressions, defending a humanistic view of the individual in a complex society.” ~Multicultural Review
“A few more journals like Global City Review, and literary periodicals just might get a bit more news rack respect.” ~Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Each issue of this truly small (4 1/8″ X 6 3/4″) journal is constructed around a single theme…while maintaining a mix of post-modern literary criticism and progressive world views.” ~Library Journal
As you read Valladares’ Nortada, it will be good to read it as a book — because as the poems gather themselves through the book they gain poise and wisdom, intensity and mystery. Simplicity and abstraction, experience and beauty, speak wholeheartedly to one another, and to us. ~Jean Valentine, Winner of 2004 National Book Award … More Nortada, The North Wind, by Michelle Valladares
Linsey Abrams has written a novel that I believe foreshadows the literature of the future, perhaps even the art of the future. Eschewing traditional literary devices like heroes (who must always somehow be superhuman) and linear plot (which is always goal-oriented), it focuses on a new set of deeply human values–people in the community, both … More Our History in New York, limited edition, by Linsey Abrams
The writers featured range in age from fourteen to over eighty, and reflect a rich diversity of race, ethnicity, and background. In addition to work by literary icons such as Maya Angelou, Fay Chiang, Sandra Cisneros, Mary Gordon, Jamaica Kincaid, Thomas Lux, Honor Moore, Tillie Olsen, Grace Paley, Alix Kates Shulman, and Barbara Probst Solomon, Girls: … More Girls: An Anthology, edited by Edith Chevat