Limestone, a literary journal housed at the University of Kentucky, publishes original art, poetry, and prose from established and emerging writers.

Established in 1986, Limestone has published work from internationally-recognized poets Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon, and from many noted Kentucky writers, including Wendell Berry, Gurney Norman, Ed McClanahan, Frank X Walker, Maurice Manning, Nikky Finney, and Holly Goddard Jones. 


We accept manuscripts all year round, but typically do not read from 1st May to 1st September. Please see our submissions page for guidelines.

Back issues of Limestone can be ordered by sending a check or money order payable to "University of Kentucky - Limestone." 

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Mail to:

Department of English,
University of Kentucky,
1215 Patterson Office Tower,
Kentucky 40506.


For a list of our available back issues, please email us:

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