About CRB and Mission Statement


Founded in early 2018, The Cleveland Review of Books is a regional arts, culture and literature journal. We publish 4 categories of writings: commentary, coverage, criticism and reviews of art and literature in or related to Cleveland; commentary, criticism and reviews of contemporary American and international art and literature; critical essays and thoughtful reflections analyzing and thinking about various aspects of Cleveland culture; and short fiction and poetry from writers from or based in Cleveland.

We publish work both in issues which are put out infrequently, and on our online “blog” semi-frequently.

The overall goal of the journal is two-fold: to shed light on the important and interesting work of artists and writers in our city and to cultivate community through creating, reading, thinking and writing.