Gettysburg Review Update

October 3, 2023

Dear Colleagues:

We are writing today to share some important news about the Gettysburg Review.

After thorough consideration, we have made the difficult decision to wind down the Gettysburg Review following its next issue. This decision was not made lightly, and it comes with a heavy heart, as we understand the significance of this publication in the broader literary world.

As we have discussed as a community, and will continue at our meeting on October 4, the changing demographic and enrollment realities across higher education require us to be as strategic as possible in the investment of our limited resources. We must have a more intentional focus on the programs and activities that directly and significantly enhance student demand and the overall student experience.

The Gettysburg Review has been a renowned and premier literary journal with a legacy that spans 35 years. We are deeply grateful for the significant contributions made by all those who have been a part of this esteemed publication’s journey including the authors, contributors, readers, and supporters. The dedication, creativity, and passion that have gone into the Gettysburg Review over the years have enriched our community and the broader literary world. We are especially grateful for the Review’s dedicated and talented editors and staff who have made the Review what it is.

As we embark on this transition, we are committed to ensuring that the legacy of the Gettysburg Review is honored. We encourage all members of our College community to support and celebrate this last installment, which will undoubtedly be a testament to the excellence that the Gettysburg Review has consistently represented.


Bob Iuliano

Jamila Bookwala