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New Lit on the Block :: The Newtowner

Based out of Newtown, CT with a focus on the local arts community, The Newtowner is also open to and encouraging of national readership and submissions. The quarterly, trade-sized print publication includes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, essays, features, columns, artwork and photography, cartoons, profiles and interviews with local writers and artists, book reviews, “On the Town” – arts reviews of local theatre, dance, music and arts events, “Off Main St” – cultural events and locations of interest outside our local area, “The Newtowner Book Club” – read along and join discussions online, a directory of local arts and literary groups, and a calendar of local arts and literary events.

The Newtowner also includes “Youth Expressions,” a section of the magazine for young artists, poets and writers and visual artists. Currently, The Newtowner accepts creative nonfiction, fiction, columns, poetry, art and photography mediums from high school- and middle school-aged students.

Founding Editor Georgia Monaghan writes: “Newtown has a unique literary, artistic, and community spirit dating back to the philanthropist Mary Hawley, who laid the foundation for Newtown’s excellence in education and the arts. Boasting an inordinate number of literary and artistic residents both past and present, Newtown continues to act as a magnet, attracting established and emerging writers and artists of every kind. How many small-town libraries have a whole section dedicated to their town’s authors and illustrators? How many towns of this size can boast upwards of twenty book clubs within its borders?”

And now The Newtowner itself can be added to those bragging rights!

Full subscription and submissions guidelines can be found on The Newtowner website.

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