Monday, May 18, 2009


The Schuykill Valley Journal comes out in the spring and fall, and publishes poetry, short stories, and critical essays. We prefer previously unpublished work, though published work is acceptable (indicate where previously published). Simultaneous submissions are OK (please notify us if your work is published elsewhere). All submissions will be considered for our print and online journals.

Poetry: Send 3-5 poems, contact information and bio in the body of an e-mail to svjpoetry[at]yahoo[dot]com. Please include your last name and the words "Poetry Submission" in the subject line. Submission without bio and complete contact information will be unread. Send only your best work.

Please send poetry submissions to Bill Wunder at the follow address.

Bill Wunder, Poetry Editor

Submissions may be sent by regular mail, but email is preferred. Send to:
Bill Wunder, Poetry Editor
Schuylkill Valley Journal
24 Jay St.
Feasterville, PA 19053

Short Stories: 1-2 stories. Short-shorts of approximately 1,000 words; short stories of approximately 2,000 words. We like fiction that tells a story or illuminates a character. We look for original use of language, fresh voices and diversity. We also seek writers who have insights into the mysteries of every day life, relationships and the world around us. Stories can pose questions and answer them or not; however, they must be well-crafted. Stories must be typed, double-spaced, one side only with name, address, word count and bio on the first page.

Please send fiction to Fran Metzman at the following address.

Fran Metzman, Fiction Editor
Schuylkill Valley Journal
1900 JF Kennedy Boulevard/301
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Essays: should be no more than 3,000 words on topics of literary or artistic interest (critical interpretations of writers, artists and their work, historical perspectives, personal reflections, etc.) Essays must be typed, double-spaced, one side only with name, home address and email address, word count and bio on the first page.

Please send nonfiction to Schuykill Valley Journal at the following address.

Peter Krok, Editor, Non-Fiction
Schuylkill Valley Journal
240 Golf Hills Road
Havertown, PA 1083
General: Do not send us your only copy. Submission will be recycled. We will correspond to you by email. Payment is one copy of SVJ upon publication. Additional copies are $5 each. All rights revert to the author upon publication. The cost of Schuykill Valley Journal is $7 an issue and $9 is sent via mail. For other information about the journal, contact Peter Krok, the editor and Humanities Director of the Manayunk Art Center (MAC), at macpoet1[at]aol[dot]com
or call the MAC at 212.482.3363.

To learn more about us and to read our on-line edtion visit the SVJ website at:

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