A History of Kolob Canyon Review

Kolob Canyon Review, named after the breath-taking Kolob Canyon at Zion’s National Park, is a literary journal for the students, faculty, and alumni of Southern Utah University. Originally created under the names of “Tailwind'' in the 1980’s and “The Paunsagunt Review” (pronounced "PAWN-suh-gant") until 1996. Kolob Canyon Review has evolved in recognition and prestige throughout its history, with past staff members including Christopher Nelson, founder of the online literary journal “Under a Warm Green Linden” and Tristen Fagg, proprietor of Thicker Ink Press. Created through collaboration with the SUU English Department and the SUU Art Department, Kolob Canyon Review is a labor of love formed by the hands of its undergraduate student editors, student staff members, and faculty advisors.

Mission Statement

Kolob Canyon Review is a literary magazine of and for Southern Utah University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. As a student-managed project, KCR provides real-world experience in publishing and editorial practices. We promote and present SUU’s best written and visual creative works, serving as an entry point for creative writers and visual artists. 

SUU students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit their creative work to be considered for the 2022 edition of Kolob Canyon ReviewSubmissions are currently open until October 29!