Founded in 1892, The Sewanee Review is the longest-running literary quarterly in America. The organization has published many of the twentieth century’s great writers, including T. S. Eliot and William Faulkner. From excerpts of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor’s first novels to the early poetry of Robert Penn Warren, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, and Christian Wiman, The Sewanee Review has a long tradition of cultivating emerging talent.
This is the first time the printed quarterly has ever appeared in a digital space. Riverworks Marketing brought the celebrated publication to an online readership in a way that respects print conventions and Sewanee’s storied history, while amplifying their new digital brand. Reader-friendly from any screen size, the distraction-free framework was built to recede from the reader’s conscience as they become absorbed by the content.
Special features include a custom paywall, a “current issue” header that allows the Sewanee team to update the graphic with each issue’s cover artwork, and category tags that dynamically control CSS for various literary forms (ie. poems look like poems, prose looks like prose).