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The editors seek original submissions in the following categories:

Poetry:                 5-7 poems, not to exceed 50 lines each

Fiction:                2 short stories, not to exceed 1500 words each

Non-Fiction:        2 essays, not to exceed 1500 words each

Art Work:             In the original medium, such as black ink or pencil drawing, laser-printed computer graphics, b/w photographs, even if printed from color film.

Music:                  Melody 16 measures or more in length, laser-printed computer notation.

Only submissions from Jefferson Community College students (full and part time), faculty, staff, and alumni will be considered. Include name, address, and phone number on each submitted work, as well as a biographical note of 30 words or fewer. Cash awards for outstanding work by currently enrolled students will be awarded.  All submissions become the property of the Black River Review. Only works accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be returned.  Send submissions to:

Black River Review
English Department
Jefferson Community College
Watertown, NY  13601

Deadline for Volume XXIV: February 14, 2014


Publication of the Black River Review is made possible by funding from the English Department. Funds for student awards for outstanding artwork and writing are provided by Jefferson Community College Faculty-Student Association.


Typing and layout for this volume of the Black River Review by Kimberly Stearns using Microsoft Word.  Typing, prize notification by Jessica Pierce.  Printing by Coughlin Printing, Watertown, NY.  Digital photography and logo design by David Bowhall.

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(After first publication, all rights revert to authors, artists, and composers)