Six Authors Nominated
Delmarva Review announced six Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry and short fiction published in the review’s 2018 annual edition.
Nominations include four poems: “Words of My Father/Palabras De Mi Padre,” by Alejandro Pérez, from Maryland and a student at Columbia University; “Responsibility,” by Holly Karapetkova, a northern Virginia poet and teacher at Marymount University; “Autumn Sestina,” by Adam Tamashasky, from Maryland and a teacher at American University; and “Epithalmion,” by Daisy G. Bassen, a poet from Rhode Island.
The nominations were chosen from 57 poems and 26 prose selections published in the Delmarva Review’seleventh edition. Pushcart editors will select winners to publish in the anthology, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses XLIV, due in the fall of 2019.
The prestigious literary prize honors writing published in small presses “dedicated to exciting, innovative and eclectic prose and poetry.”
Delmarva Review was created in 2008 to offer writers a valued venue to publish their best writing in print at a time when many commercial publications were reducing literary content or going out of business. The journal favors the permanence of the printed word, but it also publishes an electronic edition to meet the digital preferences of many readers. Both print and electronic editions are available at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.
Since its first annual issue, the review has showcased the original work of 300 writers. In all, authors have come from 40 states and 10 foreign countries. Fifty-one percent are from the tri-state Delmarva Peninsula and Chesapeake Bay region. Sixty have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Some have received notable mention in Best American Essays or achieved notice from other publications and awards. For many, this was a first recognition of their literary accomplishments.
The submission period for Delmarva Review’s twelfth edition is open now through March 31, 2019. The journal welcomes all writers. A submission link is on the guidelines page of the website: DelmarvaReview.org.
Delmarva Review is an independent, nonprofit literary journal published by the Delmarva Review Literary Fund Inc. Partial financial support comes from tax-deductible contributions and a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council.
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45 Authors Featured
New Submission Period Open
Delmarva Review announced publication of its eleventh annual literary journal presenting new poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction by authors from 19 states and two other countries. Half are from the Delmarva-Chesapeake region.
“The new issue is our largest, with over 300 pages of outstanding new prose and poetry,” said Wilson Wyatt, executive editor. “Editors selected the work of 45 writers that stood out from thousands of submissions. While the stories and poems represent a diverse collection in voice and style, together they suggest a common theme, the discovery or realization of one’s individuality. Often shaped by adversity, individuality is inseparable from our creativity.”
The cover image, “Sharps Island Light,” is of the iconic leaning lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, by photographer by Jay P. Fleming, of Annapolis, Maryland. The iron column, tilted from an ice-flow, weathered by storms and sea, rises 35 feet above the Chesapeake Bay offering safe navigation for sailors.
This edition includes 57 poems, 10 short stories, 11 nonfiction, and four micro nonfiction selections. Editors reviewed five recent books by regional writers.
Delmarva Review was created in 2008 to offer writers a valued venue to publish their best writing in print at a time when many commercial publications were reducing literary content or going out of business. The journal favors the permanence of the printed word, but it also publishes an electronic edition to meet the digital preferences of many readers. Both print and electronic editions are immediately available at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.
The eleventh annual edition culminates in showcasing the original work of 300 authors since the first issue. In all, authors have come from 40 states and 10 foreign countries. Fifty-one percent are from the tri-state Delmarva Peninsula and Chesapeake Bay region. Over 50 have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Some have received notable mention in Best American Essays or achieved notice from other literary editors. For many, this was a first recognition.
The submission period for the next issue is open through March 31, 2019. Submissions are made from the website at DelmarvaReview.org. All writers are welcome.
In addition to executive editor Wyatt, the journal’s all-volunteer staff includes Bill Gourgey, managing editor, Harold O. Wilson, fiction editor, James O’Sullivan, fiction reader, Anne Colwell, poetry editor, Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll, poetry reader, Cheryl Somers Aubin, nonfiction editor, Gerald Sweeney, book section editor, Jodie Littleton, copy editor, and Mike Pretl, legal advisor.
Published by the Delmarva Review Literary Fund Inc., the nonprofit journal is supported by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues from the Maryland State Arts Council, and from individual tax-deductible contributions.
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Regional photographer Jay Fleming’s color image “Sharps Island Light,” the leaning icon of Chesapeake lighthouses, has been selected for the cover of the eleventh annual Delmarva Review, to be published on November 1.
“We’re pleased to select a cover photograph from the substantial work of regional artists,” said Wilson Wyatt, executive editor of the review. “Jay’s striking images tell us stories visually through his unique artistic style. The iron strength of ‘Sharps Island Light,’ rising 35 feet above the Chesapeake, compliments a folio of compelling prose and poetry that will last beyond our lifetimes.”
Fleming, 31, is a professional fine art photographer who learned his craft from two powerful sources, his dogged self-persistence and the tutelage of his photographer father, Kevin Fleming, another highly skilled professional artist and former National Geographic photographer.
With a studio in Annapolis, Jay Fleming’s images have been featured in many magazines and exhibited in fine art galleries throughout the Chesapeake region. His first book of photography, Working the Water, was published in 2016. A second book, Island Life, is scheduled for 2020.
The eleventh edition of Delmarva Review will contain new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from over forty authors in the United States and several other countries. About half of the writers are from the Chesapeake and Delmarva region.
Delmarva Review is a nonprofit literary journal published in print and e-book editions. Both are available at Amazon.com and other leading online booksellers. The 260-page collection is supported by individual contributions, sales, and a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The next submission period for new literary work and cover art opens on November 1. Please see the website for more information at www.delmarvareview.com.