Paterson Literary Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
about 150
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

The Paterson Literary Review (PLR), edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan since 1979, is huge in every sense of the word. It is an anthology of poets and fiction writers both famous and new. Brimming with energy and vitality, PLR publishes real work for real people. PLR also sponsors the Allen Ginsberg Awards.

Tips From the Editor

Poems: under 2 pages, high quality, any style; Art: black & white, line drawings, woodcuts, lithographs 8 1/2" x 11" or smaller; Photographs: 8 1/2" x 11", black & white glossies Short stories: under 1,500 words, high quality, no formula stories. Memoir: no more than two pieces; two pages maximum. PLR is printed and distributed once a year. A complimentary copy is sent to each PLR contributor. Please do not send more than five poems or one story at a time. We do not accept online submissions. If your work is accepted for publication, you will be notified by e-mail (please provide) and asked for a biographical statement under 50 words. (If you do not have e-mail, send an SASE, so that we can notify you.)

Contact Information

Maria Gillan, Editor
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard
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Last updated: May 05, 2022