Windsor, N.J. - Area writers and artists are invited to submit
their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2012,
a Mercer County literary journal published annually by Mercer
County Community College. The review accepts short fiction,
poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black
and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and
to Dr. Ed Carmien, editor of Kelsey Review and an English
professor at the college, the major requirements for inclusion
are that the material be of high quality and that the writers
or artists live, work or give readings in Mercer County, NJ.
"We welcome material from local writers and artists,
whether their work has been published before or not,"
he said. "We especially look for submissions that offer
novel perspectives and intriguing insights. The editorial
board is invariably impressed by the diverse and uniquely
creative voices that our community's writers and artists translate
to the page."
board also includes poetry editors Luray Gross, a "Poet
in the Schools" for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,
and Ellen Jacko, an English teacher at Allentown High School.
Fiction editor is Dr. Robbie Clipper Sethi, an English professor
at Rider University, novelist, poet and short story writer.
for submissions is May 15, 2012. Responses will be sent no
later than August 15. Fiction pieces must be limited to 4,000
words. Creative non-fiction essays must be limited to 2,500
words. Poetry should be limited to no more than six poems.
No submissions should be simultaneously submitted for publication
elsewhere or have been previously published.
and artists are asked to mail hard copy manuscripts of poetry
and prose and/or legible copies of art (not the only copy)
to: Kelsey Review, Liberal Arts Division, Mercer County
Community College, P.O. Box B, Trenton, NJ, 08690. A cover
letter should include contact information, including e-mail
address and a short biography beginning with full name. A
self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope should be enclosed for
the editors' response. If the work is accepted, Kelsey
Review will request an electronic version (MS Word or
.RTF file) for scanning. All rights are retained by the author
annually in September, Kelsey Review is distributed
free to libraries and bookstores. Area residents and groups
are encouraged to support the arts in Mercer County by sponsoring
Kelsey Review. Sponsorships help to underwrite the
publication and distribution costs for this unique literary
arts journal. Individuals or companies interested in supporting
Kelsey Review will have their logo or other information
printed on the front or rear inside cover page. For more information
on sponsorship, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (609) 570-3306.
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.
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