Founded online by Molly Gaudry in 2008, Willows Wept Review is a literary journal that publishes writing that explores, celebrates, interrogates, and/or problematizes the relationship between human beings and the natural world.
WWR has featured poetry, creative nonfiction, and short fiction by Richard Garcia, Christopher Kennedy, William Doreski, Shane Jones, Kim Chinquee, J. C. Hallman, Donora Hillard, Darby Larson, Scott Owens, Sasha Fletcher, and many others.
In June 2010, after editing the first seven issues, Molly stepped down and passed editorial responsibilities to Troy Urquhart, who took over as editor and gave the journal a new home with a fresh look.
In July 2010, Troy launched WWR’s blog. Contributors have included the English Department Head at Pondicherry Central University, a yoga instructor, a graduate of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a program director for the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, and an environmental law student with a degree in Africana studies.
Kathleen Kraft joined the masthead as associate editor in May 2011, and beginning with Issue Twelve in August 2011, WWR included both print and digital formats.