Kelsey Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

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.

Submissions are open from January 1-May 31. The upcoming issue (Fall 2021) 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. 

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Kelsey Review