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Newtown Literary is a volunteer-run biannual of fiction, essays, and poetry. The journal is dedicated to showcasing voices from Queens, New York, although "Queens is just as much a state of mind as it is a geographic boundary", and submissions are occasionally accepted from elsewhere. Local writers are often invited to read their work at issue launch events.

Poetry Sought

"Pieces that juxtapose humor with grief, tell untold love stories, and replace cliché with innovation... in verse, out of verse, and/or experimental"

Quick Facts

  • Pays one copy
  • Simultaneous submissions OK
  • Welcomes beginning writers

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More About Newtown Literary

"Newtown Literary is dedicated to writers from and writing about Queens, NY and allocates half the journal to these writers and their work...We welcome work from writers and poets of all gender identities and expressions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, social classes, sexual orientations, citizenship and immigration statuses, ages, and belief systems, as well as those with different abilities and disabilities. " Acquires First North American Serial Rights, including serial electronic rights; other rights revert to author upon publication.

Established 2012.

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