Blood Orange Review was founded by Stephanie Lenox and H.K. Hummel, and its inaugural issue appeared online in April 2006. The first thirty issues encompass over 200 writers and artists. In 2008, Bryan Fry, an English Department faculty member at Washington State University, joined the editorial team and established a student internship, which allowed the journal to serve as an educational tool for students interested in editing.
A Gallery of Past Issues, 2006-2012
With the inclusion of interns and a new editor, the journal was able to keep up with hundreds of monthly submissions from national and international writers. The partnership also helped WSU’s English Department establish its editing and publishing program. Students are now able to learn more about the editorial process—about selecting work, reading proofs, and editing for consistency.
In 2015, the founding editors transferred the journal’s editorial operations to Washington State University, and they continue to serve as advisory editors. The journal continually strives to carry out their original mission: “to create a home for the emerging and established writers.” With the transition, Blood Orange Review sustains the support of WSU’s creative writing faculty, which includes ten accomplished writers and editors. Bryan Fry currently serves as editor-in-chief.