The Laurel Review is a national literary magazine based on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The current editors are John Gallaher and Richard Sonnenmoser. We publish two issues per calendar year. We welcome submissions from poets and writers of all schools and styles. The editors read every submission. Most submissions are also read by our hard-working interns. As you might expect, we like to be surprised. We like well-told stories. We like evocative, interesting uses of language. The list of what we like is too long to be included here. In short, we want good poems and stories and essays; we hope to be able to recognize them when we get them; we print what we believe to be the best work submitted. Of course, back issues of the magazine, especially issues published in the past two years, are probably the best guide to our aesthetic sensibilities.