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MCCC’s Kelsey Review Features Fiction and Poetry by Mercer County Contributors; Edition Available Online Now

2/1/16


West Windsor, N.J. – The annual edition of Kelsey Review, the literary journal published by Mercer County Community College (MCCC), is now available for reading online.

The Review features 25 contributors who live, work and/or study in Mercer County and includes provocative fiction and inspiring poetry, plus cover art by Elke HP Hannel. The interactive digital format can be downloaded to computers or mobile devices including phones and tablets. Read the current issue and past issues of the Review here. (For the first time this year, the Review is available online only.)

The Review's co-editors, MCCC Professor of English Edward Carmien and Assistant Professor of English Jacqueline Vogtman invite the community to read and absorb. "Enjoy the work of colleagues, friends and acquaintances...those who have taken the time to sharpen their art and share it with us."

Contributors include: Vida Chu, Jason Conner, Marisol Cruz, Ilene Dube, Lauren Fedorko, M.Ed., G.L. Fields, Brett Gill, Elane M. Gutterman, Elke HP Hannel (cover art), Lois Marie Harrod, Ken Jaworowski, Annabelle Kim, Lavinia Kumar, Sima Kumar, Babette Levin, J.K. McCauley, Carolina Morales, Leonora Rita V. Obed, George Point, Wanda S. Praisner, Essence B. Scott, Nancy Scott, Greg Seals, D.E. Steward and John Symons.

In addition to Carmien and Vogtman, other members of the editorial board are fiction editor Roberta Clipper, professor of English at Rider University; poetry editors Luray Gross, a poet and storyteller who works as an Artist in Residence in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Ellen Jacko, an English teacher at Allentown High School; and MCCC Senior Graphic Designer Francis Paixão.

Kelsey Review welcomes new friends on its Facebook page here.  The editors invite the community to “like” the page and add their comments about the material in the journal and the arts in general. Those interested in submitting items for future editions will find the latest news, criteria and deadlines there.

Funding for Kelsey Review is 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.

English facutly members Jacky Vogtman and Ed Carmien are co-editors of Kelsey Review.
Cover art by Elke Hannel and design by Francis Paixão.

The deadline for submissions for the 2016 edition is May 31.  Submissions are accepted online here in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography and reviews. For more information, email Kelsey.review@mccc.edu or visit www.mccc.edu/kelseyreview.

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