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Valley Voices

A Literary Review

About Valley Voices: Valley Voices: A Literary Review features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and criticism from writers and scholars from the Mississippi Delta and anywhere in the world.

Contact Information:

Editors: John Zheng, Claude Wilkinson, Jo Ann Baldwin

Mississippi Valley State University

MVSU 7242, 14000 Hwy 82 West

Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Phone: (662) 254-3451



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Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews

Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-6/1 Response time: 3 weeks to 3 months Payment: no Contests: no ISSN: 1553-7668 Founded: 2000 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $12 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Average pages: 120 Subscription (ind/inst) 1 year: $20

Publisher's description: Valley Voices: A Literary Review is located in the heartland of the Mississippi Delta. It is dedicated to readers and writers with a purpose to promote works of the writers from the Delta and other regions and foster appreciation of the literary diversity of our multicultural society in the Mississippi Delta.

Some special issues featuring The Mississippi Writers, Poetic Translation in a Global Context, The Richard Wright Centennial, Sterling Plumpp, and Tennessee Williams are guest-edited by well-known scholars such as Philip Kolin and Christopher Maurer. Valley Voices also runs a campus issue to promote works of the Valley students.

Though we hope to see more creative work about the South, Valley Voices features fiction, poetry, interviews, and criticism from writers and scholars anywhere. Authors we have published include John Hart, Ted Haddin, Tayari Jones, Lenard D. Moore, Linda Pastan, Hermine Pinson, Sterling Plump, Patrick Pritchett, Larry Sams, Jean-Mark Sens, Sue Walker, Jerry Ward, Joe Wilkins, and Steve Yates.

We hope you will find, as Charles Davenport says in his review on NewPages, that "The great Mississippi River comes alive on every page." He says, "I want it to carry me away."

Recent Issues:

The spring 2014 issue of Valley Voices publishes seven stories and thirty-one poems by both noted and new writers and poets including Lenard D. Moore, Roberta Beary, Jim Kacian, John Han, Elaine Terranova, Stuart Friebert, Kendall Dunkelberg, Mack Hassler, Philip Kolin, Doyali Farah Islam, Susannah M. Wilson, Susan Wolbarst, Exodus Brownlow, and Frank Scozzari, most of whom are new voices to us. The issue also publishes two essays on Richard Wright’s haiku and two reviews on Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas and on Ned Condini’s Heading for Valparaiso.

The fall 2013 issue of Valley Voices publishes the fine work of seven story writers and seven poets (Mark E. Tabakman, Reine Dugas Bouton, James Sherwin, Frank Scozzari, Michael M. Pacheco, Matthew Harder, Dixon, Hearne, Richard Jones, George Drew, Mack Hassler, Ted Haddin, Edward Bruce Bynum, Kendall Dunkelberg, William Miller), most of whom are new voices to us. It also publishes two essays on African American culture (Neal Lester, et al) and the New South (Kevin Brown) and five reviews on Japanese poetry and poetry books by Sterling Plumpp, Elaine Terranova, Susan H. Case, and James E. Cherry.

The spring 2013 issue features poetry by Ted Haddin, a poet living in Birmingham, Alabama, with an interview by the editor and publishes fine work by twelve poets and two story writers (Sterling Plumpp, Randall Horton, Jean-Mark Sens, Gwendolyn Mitchell, Ken Letko, Mack Hassler and Philip Kolin) from California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Hong Kong and Japan. It also publishes two essays on African American literature and five reviews on poetry and fiction.


last updated 07/14/2014