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ISSUE 40.2

Our Fall/Winter Issue (40.2) is still available. This issue includes work from National Book Award winner, Daniel Borzutzky, as well as work from Timothy Yu, Jenny Johnson, Liz Prato, Weisheng Renee Mao, John Cayley and more! To purchase, go to:




We’ve been struggling to find words for a week. We, who work with words — words are our lives. But we have had a hard time finding them. Here’s the thing: words are everything right now. Stories and poems are vital to our collective future. Reading words and writing words. Feeling words and sharing words.

So here are some words:

We stand against racism.
We stand against misogyny.
We stand against xenophobia.
We stand against ableism.
We stand against homophobia.
We stand against transphobia.

We stand against hate. Inclusiveness is at our core. Our journal publishes excellent work from a broad range of voices, and it always will.



Another Successful cream city Live!

Our cream city Live! event was wonderful. Thank you to all who made it out to celebrate the imminent release of our fall 2016 issue. And special thanks to Jenny Johnson, Rachel Kincaid, and Timothy Yu!

You can pre-order the Fall 2016 40.2 issue here.



cream city LIVE! | October 21st

Friday, October 21st, 7:00-9:00pm
Located in the Student Union’s Fireside Lounge
2200 East Kenwood Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI 53211

UW-Milwaukee’s own cream city review is excited announce its cream city LIVE! event, featuring readings by three distinguished authors.

We will be featuring redings by:

TIMOTHY YU is the author of the poetry collection /100 Chinese Silences/, out now from Les Figues Press, as well as the chapbooks /Fifteen Chinese Silences/ and /Journey to the West/. His poetry has appeared in /Cordite/, /Kartika Review/, /Lantern Review/, /Mantis/, /Poetry/ and /SHAMPOO/. He teaches English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

JENNY JOHNSON is the author of the poetry collection /In Full Velvet/, forthcoming from Sarabande Books. Her work has appeared in /Best American Poetry 2012/, /Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly/, /New England Review/, and /Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics/. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

RACHEL KINCAID is the Senior Editor at Her work has appeared in /The Awl/, /Chariton Review/, /Jezebel/, /Strange Horizons/, /The Wide Net/ and /Writer’s Digest/. She currently lives in Milwaukee.

Look for the upcoming release cream city review Fall Issue 40.2!



Our website is back and better than ever!

Hey cream city review friends!

As you probably know, we have been experiencing some technical difficulties with our website and submissions manager. Fear not gentle writers! Our website is back in shape, and if you submitted through our previous submissions management system, your submission is safe. We are in the process of reading your work, and will be in touch soon.

If you’ve been waiting to send us your work, we’ve moved to Submittable, and are accepting submissions via the link below.