Written by Ella Peary August 18th, 2022

The Paterson Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Paterson Literary Review, in print since 1979, is an established and respected publisher of poetry, fiction, and memoir. The journal has retained a single editor, Maria Mazziotta Gillan, throughout its entire publishing history of over forty years. Throughout those years, the journal has published many iconic authors such as Allen Ginsberg, Phillip Levine, Galway Kinnell, Ruth Stone, and William Stafford. You can read selections from the print journal online to get a sense of what they publish. Each edition showcases both emerging and established authors.

The Paterson Literary Review is part of The Poetry Center at Passaic Community College, which offers an incredible range of resources to the local community and beyond: The Distinguished Poets Series, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, Paterson Poetry Prize, Paterson Fiction Prize, The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, the TV show POETRYWORKS/USA, and more.

Right now through September 30, The Paterson Literary Review is seeking submissions for their 51st issue, to be published in Spring, 2023. Poets may submit up to five poems, two pages or fewer each. Authors of fiction may submit one short story, 1,500 words or fewer. Authors of memoir may submit up to two pieces, two pages or fewer.

The Paterson Literary Review only accepts submissions by post. They do not accept submissions online or via email. However, they do reply to submissions via email, as long as an email address is provided in the postal submission. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors notify them when submitted writing is published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

The Paterson Literary Review only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to The Paterson Literary Review, please visit their website at https://www.patersonliteraryreview.com/submissions.





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