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Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (973) 748-1261
  • Fax
    (973) 618-3375
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Third annual issue in April 2019
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • If Yes, please name
    Department of English, Caldwell University
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Mary Ann B. Miller
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    essays, poetry, reviews, art
  • Focus
    to provide a venue for poems informed by the Catholic faith and demonstrating artistic excellence as the primary criterion
  • Submissions policy
    Our reading period will be held in the fall semester of the academic year, August 1 - October 1, with the annual issue planned for April of the following spring semester. Please read our Mission Statement while deciding upon poems to submit. Poets are invited to submit up to 5 poems, each of which should be no more than 2 typed pages in length. Poems must be unpublished, neither in print, nor on the web, nor self-published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. However, in the meantime, should a poem be accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify us as soon as possible by e-mailing the editor at mmiller@caldwell.edu. Poems must be accompanied by a cover letter, in which the author clearly states his or her intent to be published in the journal. In this letter, please include a short biography, approximately 100-125 words in length. Biographies should list at least the poet's most recent book titles, some titles of journals containing the poet's individual poems, any key awards or honors received. Other information individualizing the poet is also encouraged, such as occupation, geographical location, interests. Poets may also wish to include a few sentences that explain how each poem is informed by Catholicism, either in its inception or content or otherwise, but this request is optional and at the discretion of the poem's author. The poems themselves should stand alone without the need of gloss. However, we also recognize the value of such autobiographical information for many readers. We intend to print short biographies of contributing poets in an appendix in each issue. Please submit poems in 11-point, Century Schoolbook font, taking care that spacing is preserved and that you are sending your latest revised version of your poem(s). Because of limited staff, we cannot guarantee individualized editorial responses to all poems submitted. However, we will make every effort to notify you of acceptance or rejection at least three months after the close of the reading period. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    From 8 / 1 - 10 / 1
  • Reporting time
    2 - 3 months
  • Author Payments
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISSN Number
  • ISBN Number
  • Paid Subscriptions
  • Individual Price
    2-year $22; 3-year $30
  • Insitutional Price
    2-year $22; 3-year $30
  • Single Copy Price
  • Back Issues Available
  • Ads?
  • Ad Rates
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
  • Format
  • Dimensions
    9" - 6.5"
  • Average Number of Pages

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