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Current issue of Western Folklore sent to members

Volume 82, Number 3/4 (Summer/Fall, 2023), the most recent issue of Western Folklore, was mailed on September 21, 2023; please allow three weeks for delivery (foreign mail may take up to two months). To view the contents, refer to the Current Issue page.

Book review titles for Western Folklore now available online

Our Review Editor, Afsane Rezaei, is looking for reviewers for a slew of new books, so we’ve added a new page that lists their titles. There you can select titles you would like to review. Afsane will then contact you about reviewing. To access the list, visit the Publications page and click on the Titles for Review button in the navigation panel.