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County Writers and Artists Invited to Submit Work for Kelsey Review; Sponsorship Opportunities Available


West Windsor, N.J. – Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2013, a Mercer County arts journal published annually by Mercer County Community College.  The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, personal essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons. 

According to MCCC English Professor Edward Carmien, the editorial board looks for high quality work from writers and artists who live or work in the Mercer County, N.J., area.  “We especially look for material that offers unique perspectives and intriguing insights,” Carmien said. “Each year, we are consistently impressed by the range of voices and viewpoints in the material we receive and the creativity and talent of the writers and artists in our community.”

Fiction and essays should be limited to 5,000 words. Poetry should be limited to six pieces. Material can be on any topic, but should not have been previously published or be simultaneously submitted to other journals.

Those interested in submitting material should visit www.mccc.edu/kelseyreview for additional details. Past editions of Kelsey Review are also posted on the website.

The deadline for all submissions is May 15.  Decisions will made by a four-person editorial board in June and July. Contributors will be notified by the second week of August.

Published annually in the fall, 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.  Sponsors will have their logo or other information printed on the front or rear inside cover page.

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.

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