The Delmarva Review Seeks New Prose and Poetry 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 The editors will consider writers’ “best unpublished work.”

The Review is seeking unpublished “evocative” fiction up to 3,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines, and creative nonfiction up to 1,500 words.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.

“Our editor and readers choose final work based on how well it compliments the tone of the publication, while meeting quality standards,” said Wilson Wyatt Jr., chairman of the Review’s editorial board and president of the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association.

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

The Delmarva Review’s Editorial Board is responsible for the content as well as the development of the journal. In addition to Wyatt, of Bozman, the board includes Linda Fritz, editor, of Easton, Mala Burt, managing editor, of St. Michaels, MD, John Elsberg, editor of Bogg literary magazine in Arlington, VA, Peter Howell, critic and former arts editor of The Star Democrat, in Easton, MD, George Merrill, of St. Michaels, and Margot Miller, of Easton. The copy editor is Jeanne Pinault, of Cambridge. Laura Ambler, of Easton, is the design editor.