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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Paterson Literary Review

At 356 pages, PLR issue #45 for 2017-2018 includes work by Marge Piercy, Jan Beatty, Martin Espada, Jim Haba, Joe Weil, Laura Boss and many others.

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Submissions

Submissions for issue #46 (2017-2018) of the Paterson Literary Review will be accepted June 1 - Sept. 30, 2017. The deadline for submissions for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards is Feb. 1, 2018.

Submission guidelines

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