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Literary Journal Publishes 2nd Issue; Announces Call for Submissions

Barely South Review, Old Dominion University's new online literary journal, has just published its second edition and is calling for submissions through Nov. 30. The journal will be reading to select work for all three issues in 2011-12, plus a special issue on "Boundaries" (September 2011).

Housed in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program, the journal (http://barelysouthreview.digitalodu.com) is published in April, September and January. It seeks general works of original and previously unpublished nonfiction, poetry and short fiction - including stories, essays, features and reviews.

Eighteen contributors in all are featured in this month's poetry-themed publication. This issue also features cover art by Amy Cheng, art professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, whose visual works are described in the journal as "lyrical meditations on color, natural form and pattern."

Barely South Review publishes works from both emerging and established writers.

"We seek to present many voices, especially those that defy easy regional, thematic and stylistic categorization," said Luisa Igloria, director of the M.F.A. program and one of six ODU faculty members who serve on the editorial advisory board.

The experience of producing the journal is seen as a valuable opportunity for students in the master's program. This year, nine M.F.A. students comprise the reading and editorial collective, assisted by four M.F.A. students in a managerial/administrative capacity.

"With the addition of Barely South Review to the range of our program experiences, we are excited to give our writers another venue for offering their skills in literary service to a broader reading and writing community," Igloria said.

This article was posted on: September 14, 2010

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