Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Founder & Editor of the Paterson Literary Review at the Great Falls in Paterson (Photo: Mark Hillringhouse)

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Founder & Editor of the Paterson Literary Review at the Great Falls in Paterson (Photo: Mark Hillringhouse)

 

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, Jan Beatty, Laura Boss, Marge Piercy, Martín Espada, David Ray, and Diane di Prima.

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Current Issue

PLR Issue #43 for 2015 - featuring work by Martín Espada, Diane di Prima, Jim Haba, Marge Piercy, Jan Beatty, Jim Daniels,
Anele Rubin, Linda Hillringhouse, Penny Perry, Joe Weil, Laura Boss and others.

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Submissions

Submissions for issue #44 (2016) of PLR will be accepted June 1 through September 30, 2015.

 

Submission guidelines

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