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  • Accolades

    WLT literally does contain the world.”—Sima Rabinowitz, NewPages.com, June 2009 “An excellent source of writings from around the globe by authors who write as if their lives depend on it.” —Chris Dodge, Utne Reader, January 2005

    “No other journal begins to do what WLT does routinely. . . . Extraordinary.”
    —Joyce Carol Oates

  • Awards & Prizes

    See what awards and prizes WLT has won within the past ten years of publication. WLT's most recent awards include a Gold Ink Award and Apex Award for Excellence in 2011.
  • Contact

    To comment on anything you have read in the pages of World Literature Today or on our website, please fill in the fields on the Contact page to submit your comments. You can also contact an individual staff member, fax your comments to 405-325-7495, or write to us at the following address: World Literature Today University of Oklahoma 630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110 Norman, OK 73019-4037

  • History

    WLT's original logoWorld Literature Today was founded as Books Abroad in 1927 by Roy Temple House, a scholar of vision from the University of Oklahoma. He devised as the journal's logo a full-rigged ship with the motto Lux a Peregre—"Light from Abroad" or (as we choose to interpret it) "The Light of Discovery."

  • Masthead

    World Literature Today

    A Bimonthly Magazine of International Literature & Culture
    Published at the University of Oklahoma
    Norman, Oklahoma, USA
    Founded in 1927

  • Mission

    The mission of World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma's bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture, is to serve the international, state, and university communities by achieving excellence as a literary publication, a sponsor of literary prizes, and a cultural center for students. Now in its ninth decade of continuous publication, WLT has been recognized by the Nobel Prize committee as one of the "best edited and most informative literary publications" in the world....

  • Staff

    See the full WLT staff as well as a list of methods of contact via phone, email, mail, or fax.