and Art Works Solicited for
County Literary Journal
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible
publication in The
Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary magazine. The review
accepts short fiction, poetry, essays, brief excerpts of novels, black
and white line drawings, and cartoons. According to Robin Schore, Kelsey
Review editor and English professor at Mercer County Community College,
the major requirements for inclusion are that the material be of high
quality and that the writers or artists live or work in Mercer County,
The deadline for submissions is May 2, 2005. Fiction and essays should
be limited to about 2,000 words. Poetry should be limited to no more than
six pieces. Material can be on any topic but should not have been previously
Journal selections will be made by a four-person editorial board composed
of Robin Schore; Luray Gross, a published poet who is "Poet in the
Schools" for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Ellen Jacko, English
teacher at Allentown High School; and Robbie Clipper Sethi, English professor
at Rider University, novelist, poet and short story writer. All those
who submit material will be notified about a month after the deadline
regarding inclusion in the journal, and will receive individual comments
on their submissions.
Schore encourages all area writers and artists to submit their work. “Whether
you are widely published or have been hiding your work for years, here’s
a chance to share your talent with your neighbors. And if you are a secret
writer and wonder whether you actually have any talent, we’ll let
you know. We’ll even give you specific, constructive suggestions
unless, of course, you ask us not to.”
Typed, double-spaced manuscripts should be sent to Robin Schore, editor,
The Kelsey Review, Mercer County Community College, PO Box B,
Trenton, NJ 08690. (The editorial board prefers hard copy submissions
rather than e-mail.) A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be enclosed.
Published annually in September, The Kelsey Review is distributed
free at libraries and bookstores.
Funding for The Kelsey Review has been made possible in part
by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding
from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey
State Council for the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the
National Endowment of the Arts."
For more information please call (609) 586-4800 ext. 3326 or email email@example.com.