The Cardiff Review was founded in 2015 by four graduate students of Cardiff University's MA in Creative Writing program. The Review's first iteration was a digital magazine that published three issues, available to readers as downloadable PDFs. For the magazine's fourth issue, Summer 2016, we transitioned to print. The issue featured an interview with Canadian actor and author, Sofia Banzhaf, who also appeared on the cover, shot by Toronto-based photographer Mark Sommerfeld.  


In the two years that followed, we published an additional seven print issues, including a themed issue around queerness. In 2018, we made the decision to move the magazine entirely online, in an effort to publish more content, more often. To date, we've published upwards of 150 new voices across fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as interviews with some of literature's most renowned writers including Sheila Heti, Iain Reid, Richard Gwyn, Thomas Morris, and Sophie Mackintosh.  

The Cardiff Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, reviews (books, theatre, music, art), and in-depth interviews. The most effective way to learn whether your writing might be a fit is to read the magazine.


To learn how to submit your work, visit our submission guidelines

Don't take our word for it

"The Cardiff Review and The Lampeter Review are exciting outlets for writers, something that Wales has long needed."

—John Perrott Jenkins

reader and contributor

"A great magazine well worth checking out." 

—Philip Elliott

editor of Into the Void

"It was great to have an editor with an understanding of queer and trans writing."


—Len Lukowski

reader and contributor

"There is so much good writing in all categories.”


—Sean Devlin,

reader and contributor

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