The Nassau Literary Review is pleased to announce that, after almost a year of preparation, we’ve completed our new website! Now the literary magazine that has published the work and expanded the minds of Princeton students for one and a half centuries has entered the twenty-first.
A special thanks to everyone who made this possible, particularly the dedicated Web Staff that toiled for months to get everything just right (mostly). Thanks to them, we’ve been able to launch the website with two excellent pieces: Max Botstein’s review of the Princeton University Players’ production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, and Paul Fanto’s review of literary critic James Wood’s How Fiction Works. Make sure to give those a read; you won’t regret it.
Of course, you may not have heard of us. That’s perfectly all right – here’s a brief refresher.
The Nassau Literary Review, known informally as Nasslit, is the second oldest undergraduate literary magazine in the nation and the oldest student publication at Princeton University. Since 1842, the Review has been an integral part of the Princeton artistic tradition, providing a forum for student writers, poets, and artists. It was in our pages that many of Princeton’s most celebrated alumni, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Galway Kinnell, and Jonathan Safran Foer, first published their work, and we continue to seek out the best literary and artistic talents on campus today. For more information about our history and goals, you can visit our About page.
Our dedicated staff works hard every year to make sure that the Nassau Literary Review can meet its semi-annual publishing schedule each year. It’s a tough job requiring a host of different skill sets, so make sure you give them the proper credit and take a look at the Staff page – you may be surprised who you find there. You may even be interested in joining us; we could always use the help.
As it is the second oldest college litmag in the country, the Nassau Literary Review has accrued quite a backlog over the centuries. You can check out some of our most recent issues here and view them in PDF form.
We’ll also keep you posted on the many events we plan to host this year as part of a larger outreach effort. In addition to updates on the main page as they near, you can find a long-term calendar on our Events page.
Are you someone who has a knack for creating fiction, poetry, theater, creative nonfiction, art, or photography? Then you may want to find out how you can submit to the Nassau Literary Review and get published.