Call for Submissions: ‘Writers Under 30’ at the Westchester Review

The Westchester Review was founded five years ago by writers eager to display the literary talent of the county.  The Westchester Review, though independent from Sarah Lawrence, is deeply connected to the College.  Two of the current editors, Amy Ralston Seife and Lesleigh Forsyth, are alums of the MFA program.  Submissions by students, graduates, and faculty frequent the pages of the Review.  The last issue alone published the work of ten men and women associated with SLC.  Editor Lesleigh Forsyth commented, “We feel that SLC is one of the most important centers of writing in the county, and are delighted that we have been able to work together in so many ways.”  The Westchester Review hopes to foster the connection further with the current “Writers Under 30” contest (details below).  So, take advantage of the opportunity to submit your work to this publication!  The “Writers Under 30” contest is particularly appealing for current students, but the Westchester Review always welcomes your submissions.  If you’re interested in internships with the publication, be in touch via the website.

“Writers Under 30” contest:

  • The contest is open to writers of poetry and fiction who live, work or study in Westchester County, N.Y., and who are under the age of 30 as of March 15, 2012.
  • We will award a prize for fiction and another for poetry. Winners will receive $100, publication in our upcoming issue, and two copies of the Westchester Review. Runners-up will be considered for publication.
  • Deadline is March 15, 2012.
  • Writers can submit unpublished work of up to three poems or a short story (5000 word maximum). Submissions should be sent to submissions@westchesterreview.com, with the writer’s name, phone number and email address in a cover letter. Please write “Contest” in the subject line.
  • There is a $10 reading fee for each submission, which can be paid through the PayPal link on the “Contests and Events” tab of our website, www.westchesterreview.com.

 

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Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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  • Reply May 7, 2013

    cindy beer-fouhy

    The Westchester Review
    Second Annual “Writers Under 30” Contest
    Fiction and Poetry
    Grand Prizes: $100 and publication
    Deadline: June 15, 2013

    The Westchester Review, a literary journal now in its seventh year, is accepting submissions for its second annual “Writers Under 30″ contest.

    The contest is open to writers of fiction and poetry who live, work, or study in the Lower Hudson Valley and who are under the age of 30 as of June 15, 2013. The Westchester Review will award a prize for fiction and a prize for poetry. Winners will receive $100, publication in the 2014 issue, and two copies of The Westchester Review. Runners-up will be considered for publication. Deadline is June 15, 2013. Writers can submit unpublished work of up to three poems or one short story (5000 word maximum).

    Send work to submissions@westchesterreview.com, with author’s name, phone number, and e-mail address in a cover letter. Write “Contest” in the subject line. There is a $10 reading fee for each submission that can be paid through the PayPal link on the “Contests and Events” tab of The Westchester Review’s Web site, http://www.westchesterreview.com.

    Please direct any inquiries about the contest to westchesterreview@gmail.com.

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