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This journal takes its name from an old kenning. The ocean is the whale road. Whale road. Those words conjure an image of whales moving in patterns through the waters of the world. “Whale road” makes me re-see the ocean.

Whale Road Review publishes poetry, flash fiction, and micro essays that don’t demand too much time up front, but somehow leave readers changed. We hope readers of all sorts will enjoy these short pieces in stolen moments—waiting in line, using the restroom, riding a train, steeping tea.

Whale Road Review is also a resource for writing teachers and a venue for reviews. We publish quarterly. Please see the submission guidelines for more details.

Katie Manning
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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