Iron Mountain Review

Copies of the Iron Mountain Review publication.Now entering its fourth decade, The Iron Mountain Review publishes the proceedings of the annual Literary Festival at Emory & Henry College.

These proceedings have traditionally included three critical essays on the featured author’s work and an interview with the author as well as a selected bibliography. The twenty-fifth-anniversary issue features transcripts of eight-panel discussions involving seventeen authors who returned to campus in the fall of 2006, along with brief essays by sixteen of those writers. 

Beginning with the Jim Minick issue of the IMR, additional content focused on a topic related to the featured author’s work can be found in both the print issue and online.


To access online content, click on the link provided by the author’s issue in the list below. 

  • Chronological List of Issues & Featured Authors

    Sherwood Anderson 1, no. 1 (Spring 1983)*
    Holston River 1, no. 2 (Winter 1984)*
    James Still 2, no. 1 (Summer 1984)*
    Fred Chappell 2, no. 2 (Spring 1985)
    Lee Smith 3, no. 1 (Winter 1986)*
    John Ehle 3, no. 2 (Spring 1987)
    Michael Martin 4, no. 1 (Fall 1987)
    Jim Wayne Miller 4, no. 2 (Spring 1988)
    Wilma Dykeman 5, no. 1 (Spring 1989)
    Robert Morgan 6, no. 1 (Spring 1990)
    Mary Lee Settle 7, no. 1 (Spring 1991)
    Charles Wright 8 (Spring 1992)
    David Huddle 9 (Spring 1993)
    George Ella Lyon 10 (Spring 1994)
    Jeff Daniel Marion 11 (Spring 1995)
    Meredith Sue Willis 12 (Spring 1996)
    Gurney Norman 13 (Spring 1997)
    Jo Carson 14 (Summer 1998)
    Denise Giardina 15 (Spring 1999)
    George Scarbrough 16 (Spring 2000)
    Lisa Alther 17 (Spring 2001)
    Kathryn S. Byer 18 (Spring 2002)
    Michael McFee 19 (Spring 2003)
    Ron Rash 20 (Spring 2004)
    Maggie Anderson 21 (Spring 2005)
    Sharyn McCrumb 22 (Spring 2006)
    25th Anniversary 23 (Spring 2007)
    Michael Chitwood 24 (Spring 2008)
    Frank X Walker 25 (Spring 2009)
    Silas House 26 (Spring 2010)
    Anne Shelby 27 (Spring 2011)
    Barbara Kingsolver 28 (Spring 2012)
    Maurice Manning 29 (Summer 2013)
    Richard Hague 30 (Fall 2015)
    Karen Salyer McElmurray 31 (Fall 2018)
    Appalachian Theatre 32 – Forthcoming
    Jim Minick 33 (Fall 2019) – (Fall 2019) 
    Crystal Wilkinson 34 – Forthcoming
    Lynn Powell 35 – Forthcoming
    Charles Dodd White 36 – Forthcoming

    *Available in PDF form only

Interested in copies of The Iron Mountain Review?

The most current issue of the IMR is Karen Salyer McElmurray, no. 31, Fall 2018. 

Issues are available in pdf or print for $5 each.

Checks should be made payable to The Iron Mountain Review and sent to Nicole Drewitz-Crockett, Editor, P.O. Box 947, Emory, VA, 24327.

Please send inquiries to Nicole Drewitz-Crockett ncrockett@ehc.edu or Jennifer Daniel jdaniel@ehc.edu