New World Writing began life as Mississippi Review Online, a personal Web site that the editor (who was then also editor of Mississippi Review, the print magazine) put online in 1995. On departing his editorship of MR, the editor invited those folks who worked on the online version of MR to join him in this new venture. New World Writing (as Mississippireview.com, and then BlipMagazine.net) was among the first and most popular literary magazines on the Web. As of 2010, the magazine had more than fifteen hundred stories and poems in its archive, work by such writers as Thom Jones, Ben Marcus, Francine Prose, Padgett Powell, Barry Hannah, Tom Drury, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rick Bass, Ben Neihart, Brian Oberkirch, Michael Dermansky, Courtney Eldridge, David Ryan, Laurie O’Brien, Jaime Clarke, Stacey Richter, Susan Hubbard, Larry French. Recent online issues have included work from Bob Hicok, Dorianne Laux, Christine Sneed, Brad Watson, Lori Ostlund, Mary Grimm, Floyd Skloot, George Saunders, Michael Knight, Nin Andrews, Mary Miller, Pamela Painter, James Robison, Kate Braverman, Ann Beattie, Thaisa Frank, Bobbie Ann Mason, Brad Watson, Angela Ball, Diann Blakely, Gary Percesepe, Cathy Hankla, Mary Miller, Bruce Smith, Paul Maliszewski, Curtis Smith, Denise Duhamel, Robert Lopez, Paul Lisicky, George Singleton, Julia Johnson, Meg Pokrass, Kara Candito and many others. We hope you make the magazine a regular stop in your Web travels, and we welcome you and encourage your participation.