Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Delmarva Review: Call for Submissions

Despite the regional sound to the title, all are welcome to submit to The Delmarva Review, according to this call for submissions:

The Delmarva Review Seeks New Prose, Poetry, and Artwork Submissions

The Delmarva Review, a regional literary review open to all writers, is now calling for submissions of new poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction through Dec. 31, 2008, for the second issue. The editors will consider writers’ “best unpublished work.”

The Review is seeking unpublished “evocative” fiction up to 3,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines, and creative nonfiction up to 1,500 words. Photography and artwork will also be considered for the cover and illustration. For writers’ guidelines and submission information, see the website.

Twenty-four authors from eight states and three foreign countries were represented in the 2008 issue, though most writers were from the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva region, including Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Copies are available in libraries, select book stores, and through the Review’s website.

The standards are for “well-written, evocative prose and poetry exhibiting skillful expression.” Submission guidelines called for “great story-telling and moving poetry. In creative nonfiction, we are particularly interested in material influenced by the land, people, and cultures of the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva regions.”

Established and emerging writers are encouraged to submit their best work. The nonprofit Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, with members across the Delmarva Peninsula, sponsors and publishes The Delmarva Review. Its website is www.easternshorewriters.org.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.