About Us

Sycamore Review is Purdue University’s internationally acclaimed literary journal, affiliated with Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English. We offer editorial positions to individuals affiliated with Purdue’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

SR publishes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as interviews, book reviews and art. SR strives to publish the best writing by new and established writers and also to provide an online forum for lively literary discussion.


Editor-in-Chief: Charles Nutter Peck

Managing Editor: Mitchell Jacobs

Poetry Editor: Noah Baldino

Fiction Editors: Gabriela Garcia & Diana Clarke

Non-Fiction Editor: Carey Ford Compton

Book Review Editor: Diana Clarke

Web Editor: Hannah Dellabella

Visiting Writers Series Coordinator: John Milas

Assistant Director of Creative Writing: Jeffrey Amos

Advisory Board

Marianne Boruch, Donald Platt, Sharon Solwitz, Brian Leung

Our Beginnings

Sycamore Review published its first issue in 1989 and has been running consistently ever since! That first issue was dedicated to Ann Griffith Lindsey, a Purdue University graduate student and poet who had campaigned for a literary journal, but died in a car accident before her dream could become reality. To this day, her parents have continued her dream with a generous bequest in Ann’s name.


Sycamore Review is sponsored by grants from Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts and Department of English as well as support from our readers, contributors, and friends. Below are our suggested amounts for donation with their patronage levels. To show our appreciation for your support, your name will be included as an SR patron online and in upcoming issues of the magazine. Additionally, all donations of $50 or more include a complimentary 1-year subscription.

$5.00 Pal
$10.00 Acquaintance
$25.00 Supporter
$50.00 Friend
$100 Donor
$200 Benefactor
$300 Patron

To make a donation, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to this page.
  2. Select “Click here to view campus, college, school and university-wide gift funds.” In the list that appears, select “College of Liberal Arts.”
  3. In the text box under “If you selected other in the list of additional funds please specify your gift designation below:” please type “This gift is for the Sycamore Review in the Department of English.” This step is key to make sure we receive your donation.
  4. Continue to follow the rest of the instructions on the website. If you’d like your donation to be kept anonymous, you should also indicate that in the “Special Instructions” box at the bottom of the page.

We appreciate your support!