Founded in 1979 by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, the Paterson Literary Review began as a mimeographed publication and, in the more than three decades since, it has become one of the most well-respected resources for poetry in the country.
The journal has published many poets, including Allen Ginsberg, William Stafford, Ruth Stone, Sonia Sanchez, Laura Boss, Marge Piercy, David Ray, and Diane di Prima.
PLR Issue #42 for 2014 includes work by Marge Piercy, Diane di Prima, W.D. Ehrhart, Gary Fincke, Yehoshua November, Penny Perry, Mark Hillringhouse, Joe Weil, Laura Boss, and others.
We accept poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction artwork and photography.
Submissions for issue #43 (2015) of PLR are being accepted now through November 30, 2014.
Great Falls Anthology
This anthology celebrates the Great Falls, the Passaic River and environmental issues with poetry rooted in the literary tradition that honors place, narrative, clarity and specificity.