Articles published by the Southwest Review engage a wide variety of subjects, including contemporary affairs, history, folklore, fiction, poetry, music, art, and language. A great writer, we believe, can make any subject fascinating. We love belletristic essays that look outward as much as inward, and we much prefer a lively human voice to academic jargon. Please submit one essay at a time. Preferred length: 3,500 to 7,000 words.