Ostrich Review, publishes poetry, fiction, and art. Editor Nayelly Barrios says that the name of the magazine actually came from a vote on the font, which is Sans Ostrich. "But we also happen to like burying our heads in the sand," she says. Along with Co-Editor Benjamin Sutton, she says they "want to be a part of the literary tradition. Our mission is to publish work that shakes us."
Barrios says that in Ostrich Review, readers can expect to find "not necessarily backs turned against expectation, but an attempt to display work reaching for the unexpected. We don't have a specific aesthetic. We don't want to have one specific aesthetic or style. We deliver diversity (which is evident in our inaugural issue). We deliver the good stuff. No, the amazing stuff."
The first issue features poetry from Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Carolina Ebeid, Carolyn Hembree, G.C. Waldrep, Jaswinder Bolina, and Rodney Gomez; fiction from Brian Allen Carr, and Patricia O’Donnell; and art from Andrew Spear and Roymieco A. Carter.
Ostrich Review accepts submissions through Submittable year-round; there are no submission deadlines.