Watershed: The Journal of the Susquehanna
Call for Submissions

Nonfiction Articles * Short Fiction
Personal Essays * Poetry * Photography

Watershed: The Journal of the Susquehanna accepts submissions during the months of January through June for our annual publication in the fall.

We seek to promote the region’s culture, history, literature, and art. We are looking for thought-provoking nonfiction on environmental issues, regional history, local culture, and top quality and inventive poetry and fiction. Quality black and white photography is welcome as well. While contributors need not reside in the Susquehanna region, the work must evoke the Susquehanna and its hills, valleys, and, most importantly, its people. Of course, these influences could be as varied as the geography of the watershed.

General guidelines: All work must have a strong sense of place, and in some way bring to mind the Susquehanna region. We strongly prefer email submissions, with submissions attached as individual MS Word files. (See specific directions for photography.) Subject line for submissions should indentify the genre, e.g., “Fiction Submission.” Please submit only one prose piece (double spaced) per category. You may submit up to five poems. Submissions for each genre should be done separately. Please include a brief biographical note with each submission. We do not print previously published material. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. Payment is three copies of the journal.

• Nonfiction articles: We are looking for narrative-driven articles on the environment, history, or culture of the region up to 4,000 words. Articles should be aimed at a general readership, not an academic or specialist audience.

• Short fiction: Submit stories up to 5,000 words.

• Personal essays: Work may be autobiographical, expository, or other, but must be rooted in a Susquehanna region experience. Submit essays up to 5,000 words.

• Poetry: Submit up to five poems (each as a separately attached file). Poems should be singled spaced, or as typography dictates.

• Photography: Submit up to five black and white photographs for consideration. Hard copies (not scanned) photos should be mailed. Label the back of each print with a title and photographer’s name and contact information. Unused prints will be returned. We may not be able to return used prints due to the production process.

Email submissions should be sent to Submit to MishMash

and questions to jwemple@bloomu.edu

Mailing address: Jerry Wemple, Editor, Watershed, c/o English Department, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.



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