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Women’s Review of Books Returns

An important publication for feminist scholars, creative writers, and activists, has announced that it will resume publication in January 2006. Women’s Review of Books, founded and published by the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), provided a critical space for the review of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry by women for 22 years until it was forced to suspend publican in 2004 because of financial difficulties. Amy Hoffman, returning editor in chief, said, “I am thrilled. Women’s Review readers have always known that they could turn to us for insight into feminist issues, and we are ready to once again provide them with serious and informed discussion of new writing by and about women.”

A partnership with Old City Publishing, a small publishing company in Philadelphia, has made the re-launch of Women’s Review possible. Old City will handle the journal’s business operations, and the WCW will continue to serve as its editorial base. The only anticipated change is that the journal will now be published on a bi-monthly, instead of monthly, basis. Old City Publishing founder Ian Mellanby told the Boston Globe, “I have no doubt it can be profitable. It has a good editor, a good product, and a good reputation.”

Sources:

WomenÕs Review of Books 7/21/05; Boston Globe 7/11/05.

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