Belmont Story Review is a national magazine of literary arts, faith and culture.

Established in 2016, the magazine aims to surprise and delight readers through an eclectic mix of storytelling which includes fiction, personal essay, and poetry at the intersection of faith and culture.


In addition to bringing engaging narratives to a wide audience, we seek to exemplify the mission of Belmont University by venturing into the wider culture-shaping arena of literary arts, extending and honing our skills as readers, writers, editors, artists, entrepreneurs, and citizens within a Christian community of learning and service.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University is renowned for its College of Entertainment and Music Business and Social Entrepreneurship programs. Belmont Story Review is produced through the university's Publishing Program, which is one of the nation's only undergraduate majors in Publishing. The magazine was founded by former Program Director Richard Sowienski, a 30-year publishing veteran, which included a five-year stint as managing editor of The Missouri Review.  It is now edited by the current Director, Sara Wigal.

Volume VI Editorial Staff


Sophie Jefferson

Nicole DeLise

Art Director

Olivia Walker

Public Relations Coordinator

Olivia Brothers

Social Media Managers

Caitlin Burdette

Isabelle Kanning

Mary Ganser

Submissions Coordinator

Tiffany Alexander

Copy Editors

Emma Sherk

Alex Lanz

Poetry Editors

J.T. Fortenberry

Adrian Connolly 

Meagan Irby

Grace Smith