The Kelsey Review is a literary journal published by Mercer County Community College that publishes the poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art of writers and artists who live and/or work in the larger Mercer County (NJ) area. Writers and artists who appear at Mercer County area events such as poetry readings are also eligible. Our journal is published once a year.
Starting this year (2022), submissions are open from March 1-July 1. (This was a necessary shift from our previous submission window). The upcoming issue (Fall 2022) will be an ONLINE issue only. If you submit and your work is accepted, it will be published online.
Except for poetry and art, Kelsey Review generally accepts only one item per author. We only accept black and white art/photography.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if a piece submitted to Kelsey was accepted for publication elsewhere.
All rights are retained by the author.
Each year we nominate up to six published items for the Pushcart Prize.
Send questions via email to Kelsey.email@example.com, and find us on Facebook!
Please upload fiction as a doc, docx, or rtf file.(Approximately 4,000 words maximum.)