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, Laura Boss, Marge Piercy, David Ray, and Diane di Prima.

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Current Issue

PLR #41 features poetry, fiction and essays by Marge Piercy, Steve Kowit, Jim Daniels, Gary Fincke, Nin Andrews, Joe Weil, Laura Boss, Kwame Dawes, Michael Cirelli, M.L. Liebler, Stanley Barkan, Maria Famá and others. 

 

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Submissions

We accept poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction artwork and photography.

Submissions are accepted between December 1 and March 31, 2014.

Submission guidelines

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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.

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