World Literature Today was founded as Books Abroad in 1927 by Roy Temple House (1878–1963), a scholar of vision from the University of Oklahoma. In a letter to OU president William Bennett Bizzell, Dr. House explained his founding vision for Books Abroad and requested a startup budget of $150 for the first two issues. Now in its 89th year of uninterrupted publication, World Literature Today is one of the oldest continuously published literary periodicals in the United States.
As one of the oldest and most respected literary publications, World Literature Today is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in international literature. World Literature Today regularly review works from a huge number of different countries, and are one of the only literary publications to review foreign literature before it is translated. Both print and digital subscriptions are available. There is also a 'Submissions' section on their site for those interested in submitting original work or works in translation to be considered for publication.
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