The Delmarva Review Seeks New Prose and Poetry

The Delmarva Review is calling for new prose and poetry for its third annual edition. The submission period opens on September 1 and closes on December 31, 2009.

The literary review seeks “the best unpublished work” from all authors. Its focus is on writing from the greater Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva area, but it welcomes quality work from all writers, regardless of where they live.

“Good writing should have no boundaries,” said Wilson Wyatt, chairman of the Review’s editorial board. “Established and emerging writers are encouraged to send their best work.”

The Review, published by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, will consider unpublished “evocative” fiction up to 3,000 words, memorable poetry up to 50 lines, and creative nonfiction up to 1,500 words. Color photography and artwork will also be considered for the cover and illustration.

Editors urge writers to read the submission guidelines posted on the Review’s website. Only e-mailed submissions will be considered. Submitting is free. The website is

The two past issues of the Review included new writing from 50 authors in 10 states, the District of Columbia, and four foreign countries.

Copies are available at regional libraries and book stores and from The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda. An online order forms is available on the Review’s website.

The nonprofit Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, publisher of the journal, supports writers and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula. Its website is

Past issues have received grant support from the Hedgelawn Foundation and from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from Talbot County Council.

The Delmarva Review’s Editorial Board is responsible for the content and development of the journal. In addition to Wyatt, the board includes Linda Fritz, editor, Kate Blackwell, Mala Burt, managing editor, John Elsberg, George Merrill, and Margot Miller. Laura Ambler is the design editor.