Windsor, N.J. - Area writers and artists are invited to submit
their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2011,
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 associate
professor of English 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 all local
writers and artists, even those whose work has not been published
before," he said. "We are especially looking for
submissions that offer novel perspectives and intriguing insights."
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, 2011. 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 or artist.
annually in September, Kelsey Review is distributed
free at 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the webpage here.
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.