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Call for Submissions to BARELY SOUTH REVIEW

29 January 2010
Call for Submissions to BARELY SOUTH REVIEW
BARELY SOUTH REVIEW is the new literary journal in electronic format, housed in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. We are looking for work of engaging and exceptional quality that excites and invites varied perspectives, from emerging as well as established writers in the genres of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Barely South Review will produce three issues a year: in April, September, and January. In future, Barely South Review will announce themed issues or special subjects. The Reading and Editorial Collective is composed of 2nd- and 3rd- year volunteers, all student writers in the MFA Creative Writing Program:

Fiction: Leslie Clements, Dana Staves
Nonfiction: David Williamson, Claudia Mazur, Heather Weddington
Poetry: Noah Renn, Erin Kiley, Heather Weddington

Editorial Advisory Board:
Luisa A. Igloria, John McManus, Michael Pearson, Janet Peery, Sheri Reynolds, Tim Seibles

Submissions/Reading period: January 15-February 15
Decisions by March 15
Journal Release date (material will be run in installments beginning with debut issue): April 1

Please send your work to odu.creative.writing(AT)gmail.com. In the subject line, list your last name, your first name, and genre. Example: "Smith, John / Poetry." In the body of the email, please provide a short cover letter including your contact information and a brief bio. Send your work as an attachment in Word, Rich Text, or Adobe formats (.doc, .rtf, or .pdf).

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us of this fact in your cover letter; and please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Barely South Review acquires only the first serial publication rights of accepted work. Copyright is asserted on behalf of the author; all reprint rights revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that you mention Barely South Review as first publication appearance.

Guidelines for Submission:
Poetry: 3-5 poems
Fiction: 1 short story (not to exceed 7000 words) or 3 short-shorts (each not to exceed 500 words).
Creative Nonfiction: 1 essay (not to exceed 7000 words). Excerpts from longer works are acceptable as long as they adhere to our word maximum and can stand alone as essays independent of the larger work.
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