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MCCC’s Kelsey Review Now Available as Quarterly Online Publication

9/30/16


Kelsey Review Contributors

Kelsey Review contributors, front row, from left, Leonora Obed, Donald Lasko, Wanda Praisner, and Babette Levin; second row, from left, Vida Chu, Elane Gutterman, Arlene Feldman, Lauren Fedorko, Yamini Pathak, Dorothy Kohrherr, Editor Jacky Vogtman and Luz Horta; back row, from left, Timothy Waldron, Katie Zurich, Daniel Picker, Rodney Richards, Nancy Demme, Ed Carmien, and Patrick Walsh.

Jacko, Clipper, Vogtman

MCCC Assistant Professor of English Jacky Vogtman, center, is Kelsey Review’s editor. Long-time co-editors include Ellen Jacko, left, and Roberta Clipper. Not pictured: Luray Gross.

Luz Horta

Luz Horta reads from "They Are Taking Him Away," a nonfiction piece about her son.

West Windsor, N.J. – Kelsey Review, the literary journal that has been published annually by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) for 35 years, still features contributors who live, work and/or study in Mercer County. But the publication has adopted a new format and, starting with its recently released Fall 2016 issue, will be posted as a quarterly online publication. Additional issues will be released in December, March, and June.

Kelsey Review’s Fall 2016 issue features fiction by Ed Carmien, Mark Galarrita, Annabelle Kim and Daniel Picker; poetry by Lois Marie Harrod, Donald Lasko, Carolina Morales, and Patrick Walsh; nonfiction by Luz Horta and Dorothy Kohrherr; and photography by Jessie Liang.

Says Kelsey Review Editor Jacky Vogtman, MCCC Assistant Professor of English, “Our Fall issue, like the season itself, is full of color, of darkness and light, of the past colliding with the present and transforming into the future.” Several contributors have been featured multiple times over the years, while others are new to the fold. Links to the current issue, as well as to issues that date back to 2009, when the print version of the journal was first posted online, can be found here.

Vogtman says she is gratified to be at the helm of the publication as it transitions into a quarterly online journal.  “The Review has a long history at MCCC and in the community. It is exciting to be a part of the journal's metamorphosis into something that continues the tradition of bringing together the talented voices of our region while also embracing the changes that are taking place in the literary landscape.”

The editorial board also includes fiction editor Roberta Clipper, Professor of English at Rider University; poetry editor Luray Gross, a poet and storyteller who works as an Artist in Residence in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; and poetry editor Ellen Jacko, a retired English teacher from Allentown High School.

Kelsey Review welcomes new friends on its Facebook page.  The editors invite the community to “like” the page and add their comments about the material in the journal and the arts in general.

Submissions for all quarterly issues are accepted online between January 1 and May 31 in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography and reviews. For submission details, email Kelsey.review@mccc.edu or visit the Kelsey Review website.

Funding for Kelsey Review has been made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council for the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

 

Fall Edition of Kelsey Review

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