The Black Warrior Review is a nationally recognized literary magazine edited by the English Department's graduate students, largely those involved in the MFA program. The poems and stories published in the BWR have been written by emerging and widely recognized authors, and have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize, Best American Stories and Poems, and New Stories from the South anthologies.
Marr's Field Journal is edited by undergraduates interested in and involved with writing and art. The journal includes poetry, prose, and artwork written and created by University of Alabama undergraduates. An attractive e-zine filled with quality work, the release of a new issue is always a noted event.
Dewpoint is an annual publication of the Phi Xi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society at The University of Alabama. Dewpoint accepts submissions from undergraduates of any major at UA. Its submission process includes a combination of professor nominations, student solicitations, and unsolicited submissions. Submissions are accepted year-round at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The English Department holds a biennial symposium focusing on literature, race, ethnicity, and other topics. Each symposium features a variety of distinguished guests—writers, professors, journalists, and others well recognized in their fields—who speak and lead discussions during the course of the three day event. Several book volumes have been published based on papers given during the departmental symposia.