The Literary Review's Summer/Fall 2012 issue is subtitled "The Long Issue": "Because some stories need room to grow." Not typically done in the magazine world, this issue features only long poems and novellas.
Editor Minna Proctor says, "this issue's theme came about because one of our contributors flagrantly ignored our submission guidelines and sent us a novella, which so roguishly intrigued us that we changed the guidelines so as to not interfere with the integrity of her winding story. We built an issue around her; a gesture of pure admiration. We built her a furious house of extraordinary writing."
Included in this issue is poetry by H.L. Hix ("Aggression Cues") and Joshua Weiner ("Rock Creek Park (II)") and fiction by Kirstin Allio ("Quetzal"), Paula Bomer ("Inside Madeleine"), and Jesse Ball ("The Neck Verse").