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Virginia Quarterly Review

The Virginia Quarterly Review is a quarterly literary magazine that was established in 1925 by James Southall Wilson, at the request of University of Virginia president E. A. Alderman. This "National Journal of Literature and Discussion" includes poetry, fiction, book reviews, essays, photography, and comics.

Virginia Quarterly Review
EditorPaul Reyes
CategoriesLiterary journal
FrequencyQuarterly
PublisherUniversity of Virginia
First issue1925
CountryUnited States
Websitewww.vqronline.org
ISSN0042-675X
OCLC605090813

Contents

In 1915, President Alderman announced his intentions to create a university publication that would be "an organ of liberal opinion":

I take leave again to bring before you a dream: a magazine solidly based, thoughtfully and wisely managed and controlled, not seeking to give news, but to become a great serious publication wherein shall be reflected the calm thought of the best men.

He appealed to financial backers of the university for financial contributions, and over the next nine years an endowment was raised to fund the publication while it became established. Alderman announced the establishment of The Virginia Quarterly Review in the fall of 1924, saying it would provide:

independent thought in the fields of society, politics, and literature ... in no sense a local or sectional publication ... [but inviting] as contributors to its pages men and women everywhere who think through things and have some quality of expressing their thoughts in appealing and arresting fashion.

The inaugural issue was released in the spring of 1925, and the 160-page volume featured writing by Gamaliel Bradford, Archibald Henderson, Luigi Pirandello, Witter Bynner, William Cabell Bruce, among two dozen other notable, mostly southern, writers.

Editors

The following persons have been editors-in-chief of the magazine:

Since 2005, the magazine has been nominated for twenty-eight National Magazine Awards. In addition to six wins for General Excellence (2006), Fiction (2006), Single-Topic Issue (2008), News Reporting in the Digital Medium (2010), Fiction (2011), and Multimedia Package (2011), the magazine received nominations for Reporting, Essays, Reviews and Criticism, Photography, and Photojournalism.

In 2012, Maisie Crow's video "Half-Lives," produced for the VQR website, received the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Use of Online Video. The video also received second place in the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest and third place in the Pictures of the Year International competition for Long Form Multimedia Story.

Since 2006, the magazine has received Utne Reader magazine's Utne Independent Press Award for General Excellence (2009) and International Coverage (2010).

During July 2010 managing editor Kevin Morrissey repeatedly complained to university officials about editor Ted Genoways' treatment of him. On July 30, 2010, Morrissey shot himself, after first calling 911 to report his own shooting. Press reports accused Genoways of harassing and bullying Morrissey. Genoways denied the bullying and in an August 1 e-mail to VQR writers said he did not "feel responsible" for Morrissey's death.

After staffers had completed most work on the VQR Fall issue to be published in Morrissey's memory, in August 2010 Genoways took charge of the issue. Staffers removed their names from the masthead in protest, and subsequently the entire staff resigned. National and local media devoted extensive coverage to the situation and the conflicting accounts of what happened. A documentary titled "What Killed Kevin" revisited Genoways' relationship with Morrissey and the time leading up to the suicide.

New university president Teresa Sullivan called for a "thorough review" of both financial and managerial practices at the magazine. In the meantime the university had put the Winter issue of VQR "on hold," to "let the internal review progress." The university later stated that it was cancelling the Winter issue, and stated it might publish a "bonus issue" at some future date, or reimburse subscribers for the cancelled issue.

After completing its investigation, in a controversial report published October 20, 2010, the university concluded that, because there were "no specific allegations of bullying or harassment" prior to Mr. Morrissey's death, the university would not fire Mr. Genoways—and Mr. Genoways wrote in an e-mail to the New York Times that he would be "remaining on as editor." The university stated its intent to reorganize VQR under a new reporting structure, bring its finances under outside supervision, and revise "how employees report [problems] and receive assistance."

Despite the temporary suspension, VQR never skipped an issue and resumed publication in late January 2011, marking "the start of its 87th year of continuous publication." In December 2011, about fourteen months after one newspaper said "the award-winning Virginia Quartlerly Review might have appeared on the verge of extinction," the university announced it was hiring a new publisher and a new deputy editor; Mr. Genoways remained as editor.

In April 2012 Genoways resigned, saying: "I look back on my nine years as editor with pride, but I also hope that the new staff will not feel in any way encumbered by that legacy."

In 2013, VQR named W. Ralph Eubanks, then director of publishing at the Library of Congress, as its ninth editor. He joined a new publisher, deputy editor, web editor, and assistant editor on the new staff. For its issues under his directorship, VQR received numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize as well as selections for the Best American Science Writing anthology and the Best American Travel Writing anthology.[citation needed] Nevertheless, Eubanks was ousted in 2015 following a dispute with the university.

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  6. "Complete List of 2011 Digital Ellies Winners". Retrieved9 April 2011.
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  8. "Citation for OPC Award for Best Use of Online Video 2012". Retrieved30 April 2012.
  9. "Press release for the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 2012". Retrieved30 April 2012.
  10. "Announcement of the Pictures of the Year International Awards 2012". Retrieved30 April 2012.
  11. "Winners of the 2010 Utne Independent Press Awards". Retrieved27 October 2010.
  12. McNair, Dave. Final days: New emails show VQR's 'awkward workplace scenario', The Hook, 20 January 2012.
  13. "Kevin Morrissey". Workplace Bullying Institute. August 1, 2012. RetrievedApril 25, 2019.
  14. de Vise, Daniel, "At Virginia Quarterly Review, did Workplace Tension Take a Tragic Turn?", Washington Post, Sept 7, 2010.
  15. "Did Boss Bully employee to Death?[dead link] MSNBC Today Show segment, August 23, 2010.
  16. McNair, Dave. "Tale of Woe: The Death of VQR's Kevin Morrissey", The Hook Cover Story, August 18, 2010 and follow-up stories August 19, 21 and 22.
  17. Fitzgerald, Brendan. Ted Talks: Breaking his silence after a staffer's suicide, Ted Genoways depicts pressures at VQR and answers the charge that he bullied Kevin Morrissey to death, C-ville Weekly, September 28, 2010.
  18. Bazelon, Emily, Tragedy at the Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, September 27, 2010.
  19. Spencer, Hawes."Genoways Takes Charge, VQR Staffers Pull Names", The Hook, August 24, 2010.
  20. McNair, Dave. "Conflicting Tales: the unfolding tragedy at the VQR", The Hook, Oct 20, 2010 ("Web exclusive" discussing U Va audit report; article providing details intended as rebuttal to recent Slate and C'Ville articles)
  21. de Vise, Daniel (April 16, 2012). "Documentary faults 'bully' label in U-Va. suicide". Washington Post. RetrievedApril 16, 2012.
  22. Harper, Janice (May 1, 2012). "Documentary on Workplace Bullying Presents a Different View". Huffington Post. RetrievedMay 1, 2012.
  23. Harper, Janice. "Documentary Asks Troubling Questions About Bullying". Psychology Today. RetrievedOctober 10, 2013.
  24. de Vise, Daniel, "Teresa Sullivan Is First Female President to Lead University of Virginia", Washington Post, January 19, 2010.
  25. Johnson, Jenna, "University to Scrutinize Virginia Quarterly After Editor's Suicide", Washington Post, August 20, 2010.
  26. McNeill,Brian "After Suicide, UVa Puts VQR Issue on Hold", Charlottesville Daily Progress, August 30, 2010.
  27. Fitzgerald, Brendan,"Winter Issue of VQR Cancelled", C'ville Weekly, Sept. 9, 2010.
  28. McNair, Dave. Genoways Stays: U Va's VQR Investigation a Whitewash? The Hook, Oct. 21, 2010
  29. Kellogg, Carolyn. "UVA issues Virginia Quarterly Review audit: No bullying on record", L.A. Times, Oct 20, 2010.
  30. Bosman, Julie. "Editor At Embattled Literary Journal Will Stay", New York Times, Oct 22, 2010.
  31. U. Va. Calls for Changes at Virginia Quarterly Review, Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct. 20, 2010.
  32. Wagner, Cheryl. "VQR Launches 87th Year With Special Issue of Emerging Photographers and Multimedia Website", UVA Today, 28 January 2011.
  33. McNair, Dave. "Submission Guidelines, Will the Fallen VQR Rise Again?" The Hook, April 21, 2011.
  34. McNair, Dave. "VQR rising? Mag Hires New publisher, Deputy Editor", The Hook, December 13, 2011
  35. McNair, Dave. "VQR Editor Ted Genoways Resigns", The Hook, April 4, 2012.
  36. Monaghan, Peter (2015-01-09). "Ouster of Editor Points to Challenges for Small Journals Hosted at Colleges". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved2021-09-13.

Virginia Quarterly Review
Virginia Quarterly Review Language Watch Edit The Virginia Quarterly Review is a quarterly literary magazine 1 that was established in 1925 2 by James Southall Wilson at the request of University of Virginia president E A Alderman This National Journal of Literature and Discussion includes poetry fiction book reviews essays photography and comics Virginia Quarterly ReviewEditorPaul ReyesCategoriesLiterary journalFrequencyQuarterlyPublisherUniversity of VirginiaFirst issue1925CountryUnited StatesWebsitewww wbr vqronline wbr orgISSN0042 675XOCLC605090813 Contents 1 History 1 1 Editors 2 Awards 3 Morrissey suicide and temporary publication suspension 4 Continuation under new staff 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory EditIn 1915 President Alderman announced his intentions to create a university publication that would be an organ of liberal opinion I take leave again to bring before you a dream a magazine solidly based thoughtfully and wisely managed and controlled not seeking to give news but to become a great serious publication wherein shall be reflected the calm thought of the best men 3 He appealed to financial backers of the university for financial contributions and over the next nine years an endowment was raised to fund the publication while it became established Alderman announced the establishment of The Virginia Quarterly Review in the fall of 1924 saying it would provide independent thought in the fields of society politics and literature in no sense a local or sectional publication but inviting as contributors to its pages men and women everywhere who think through things and have some quality of expressing their thoughts in appealing and arresting fashion 3 The inaugural issue was released in the spring of 1925 and the 160 page volume featured writing by Gamaliel Bradford Archibald Henderson Luigi Pirandello Witter Bynner William Cabell Bruce among two dozen other notable mostly southern writers Editors Edit The following persons have been editors in chief of the magazine James Southall Wilson 1925 1931 Stringfellow Barr 1931 1937 Lambert Davis 1937 1938 Lawrence Lee 1938 1942 Archibald Bolling Shepperson 1942 Charlotte Kohler 1942 1974 Staige D Blackford 1974 2003 Ted Genoways 2003 2012 Donovan Webster 2012 W Ralph Eubanks 2013 2015 Paul Reyes 2016 present 4 Awards EditSince 2005 the magazine has been nominated for twenty eight National Magazine Awards In addition to six wins for General Excellence 2006 Fiction 2006 Single Topic Issue 2008 News Reporting in the Digital Medium 2010 5 Fiction 2011 and Multimedia Package 2011 6 the magazine received nominations for Reporting Essays Reviews and Criticism Photography and Photojournalism 7 In 2012 Maisie Crow s video Half Lives produced for the VQR website received the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Use of Online Video 8 The video also received second place in the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 9 and third place in the Pictures of the Year International competition for Long Form Multimedia Story 10 Since 2006 the magazine has received Utne Reader magazine s Utne Independent Press Award for General Excellence 2009 and International Coverage 2010 11 Morrissey suicide and temporary publication suspension EditDuring July 2010 managing editor Kevin Morrissey repeatedly complained to university officials about editor Ted Genoways treatment of him On July 30 2010 Morrissey shot himself after first calling 911 to report his own shooting 12 13 Press reports accused Genoways of harassing and bullying Morrissey 14 15 16 Genoways denied the bullying and in an August 1 e mail to VQR writers said he did not feel responsible for Morrissey s death 17 18 After staffers had completed most work on the VQR Fall issue to be published in Morrissey s memory in August 2010 Genoways took charge of the issue 19 Staffers removed their names from the masthead in protest and subsequently the entire staff resigned 19 National and local media devoted extensive coverage to the situation and the conflicting accounts of what happened 20 A documentary titled What Killed Kevin revisited Genoways relationship with Morrissey and the time leading up to the suicide 21 22 23 New university president Teresa Sullivan 24 called for a thorough review of both financial and managerial practices at the magazine 25 In the meantime the university had put the Winter issue of VQR on hold to let the internal review progress 26 The university later stated that it was cancelling the Winter issue and stated it might publish a bonus issue at some future date or reimburse subscribers for the cancelled issue 27 After completing its investigation in a controversial 28 report published October 20 2010 the university concluded that because there were no specific allegations of bullying or harassment prior to Mr Morrissey s death the university would not fire Mr Genoways and Mr Genoways wrote in an e mail to the New York Times that he would be remaining on as editor 29 30 The university stated its intent to reorganize VQR under a new reporting structure bring its finances under outside supervision and revise how employees report problems and receive assistance 31 Despite the temporary suspension VQR never skipped an issue and resumed publication in late January 2011 marking the start of its 87th year of continuous publication 32 33 In December 2011 about fourteen months after one newspaper said the award winning Virginia Quartlerly Review might have appeared on the verge of extinction the university announced it was hiring a new publisher and a new deputy editor Mr Genoways remained as editor 34 In April 2012 Genoways resigned saying I look back on my nine years as editor with pride but I also hope that the new staff will not feel in any way encumbered by that legacy 35 Continuation under new staff EditIn 2013 VQR named W Ralph Eubanks then director of publishing at the Library of Congress as its ninth editor He joined a new publisher deputy editor web editor and assistant editor on the new staff For its issues under his directorship VQR received numerous awards including a Pushcart Prize as well as selections for the Best American Science Writing anthology and the Best American Travel Writing anthology citation needed Nevertheless Eubanks was ousted in 2015 following a dispute with the university 36 See also EditList of literary magazinesReferences Edit O Rourke M Why the Virginia Quarterly Review Matters Slate March 17 2006 Top 50 Literary Magazine EWR Retrieved August 17 2015 a b Wilson James Southall 1925 Virginia Quarterly Review and Its Contributors Virginia Quarterly Review 1 1 ii iii History VQR Online www vqronline org Retrieved Mar 1 2021 Complete List of 2010 Digital Ellies Winners Retrieved 9 April 2011 Complete List of 2011 Digital Ellies Winners Retrieved 9 April 2011 National Magazine Awards Database of Past Winners and Finalists Retrieved 30 April 2012 Citation for OPC Award for Best Use of Online Video 2012 Retrieved 30 April 2012 Press release for the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 2012 Retrieved 30 April 2012 Announcement of the Pictures of the Year International Awards 2012 Retrieved 30 April 2012 Winners of the 2010 Utne Independent Press Awards Retrieved 27 October 2010 McNair Dave Final days New emails show VQR s awkward workplace scenario The Hook 20 January 2012 Kevin Morrissey Workplace Bullying Institute August 1 2012 Retrieved April 25 2019 de Vise Daniel At Virginia Quarterly Review did Workplace Tension Take a Tragic Turn Washington Post Sept 7 2010 Did Boss Bully employee to Death dead link MSNBC Today Show segment August 23 2010 McNair Dave Tale of Woe The Death of VQR s Kevin Morrissey The Hook Cover Story August 18 2010 and follow up stories August 19 21 and 22 Fitzgerald Brendan Ted Talks Breaking his silence after a staffer s suicide Ted Genoways depicts pressures at VQR and answers the charge that he bullied Kevin Morrissey to death C ville Weekly September 28 2010 Bazelon Emily Tragedy at the Virginia Quarterly Review Slate September 27 2010 a b Spencer Hawes Genoways Takes Charge VQR Staffers Pull Names The Hook August 24 2010 McNair Dave Conflicting Tales the unfolding tragedy at the VQR The Hook Oct 20 2010 Web exclusive discussing U Va audit report article providing details intended as rebuttal to recent Slate and C Ville articles de Vise Daniel April 16 2012 Documentary faults bully label in U Va suicide Washington Post Retrieved April 16 2012 Harper Janice May 1 2012 Documentary on Workplace Bullying Presents a Different View Huffington Post Retrieved May 1 2012 Harper Janice Documentary Asks Troubling Questions About Bullying Psychology Today Retrieved October 10 2013 de Vise Daniel Teresa Sullivan Is First Female President to Lead University of Virginia Washington Post January 19 2010 Johnson Jenna University to Scrutinize Virginia Quarterly After Editor s Suicide Washington Post August 20 2010 McNeill Brian After Suicide UVa Puts VQR Issue on Hold Charlottesville Daily Progress August 30 2010 Fitzgerald Brendan Winter Issue of VQR Cancelled C ville Weekly Sept 9 2010 McNair Dave Genoways Stays U Va s VQR Investigation a Whitewash The Hook Oct 21 2010 Kellogg Carolyn UVA issues Virginia Quarterly Review audit No bullying on record L A Times Oct 20 2010 Bosman Julie Editor At Embattled Literary Journal Will Stay New York Times Oct 22 2010 U Va Calls for Changes at Virginia Quarterly Review Richmond Times Dispatch Oct 20 2010 Wagner Cheryl VQR Launches 87th Year With Special Issue of Emerging Photographers and Multimedia Website UVA Today 28 January 2011 McNair Dave Submission Guidelines Will the Fallen VQR Rise Again The Hook April 21 2011 McNair Dave VQR rising Mag Hires New publisher Deputy Editor The Hook December 13 2011 McNair Dave VQR Editor Ted Genoways Resigns The Hook April 4 2012 Monaghan Peter 2015 01 09 Ouster of Editor Points to Challenges for Small Journals Hosted at Colleges The Chronicle of Higher Education 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