- Nicholas Howe, Steven Millhauser; fiction by John Hersey; poetry by Charles Simic, Lynne McMahon, and Daniel Hall.
- Rachel Brownstein, Stanley Kauffmann; fiction by Stephen Dixon; poetry by May Swenson, Amy Clampitt, and Irving Feldman.
- Anthony Bailey, Anthony Hecht; fiction by William H. Gass; poetry by Charles Wright, William Logan, and Henri Cole.
- Richard Rorty, Edmund White; fiction by Christopher Tilghman; poetry by W. H. Auden and Mark Doty.