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Paterson Literary Review

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  • About this Magazine:

    The Paterson Literary Review (PLR) is a multicultural literary review established in 1979. PLR features work by well-known writers as well as by writers whose work is so good, they should be well-known.

  • Editor(s): Maria Mazziotti Gillan
  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable): The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
  • Address 1: One College Boulevard
  • City: Paterson
  • State Code: NJ
  • Postal Code: 07505
  • Phone: (973) 684-6555
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Print
  • Genres: Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, Poetry
  • Sample (Postpaid): $18
  • Copy Price: $13
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes
  • Postal Submissions: yes
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: no
  • Reading Period: 6/1-9/30
  • Response Time: 12 weeks
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 0743-2259
  • Founded: 1979
  • Issues Per Year: 1

Publisher’s description: The Paterson Literary Review (PLR), edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan since 1979, is an anthology of writers both famous and unknown. Brimming with energy and vitality, PLR publishes real work for real people. Over the years, we have published poets, such as Allen Ginsberg, Philip Levine, Galway Kinnell, William Stafford, Ruth Stone, Sonia Sanchez, Laura Boss, Marge Piercy, David Ray, and Diane di Prima. We publish poetry, short fiction and memoir, art, and photography.

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is unique for the number, variety, and excellence of the services it offers and its connection with an inner-city, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community. The Center has also been recognized for many of its activities, including the Paterson Literary Review, Distinguished Poets Series, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, Paterson Poetry Prize, and Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. It is one of the most active poetry centers in the region, and possibly the country, reaching thousands of people annually and earning a reputation for presenting high-quality programs, drawing upon a vast network of professional poets.

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