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The Worcester Review
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  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    The Worcester County Poetry Association (WCPA) created the inaugural issue of The Worcester Review (TWR) in 1972. Since then the journal has evolved to celebrate the rich literary history of Central Massachusetts, enhance it with work from beyond that region, and serve as a conduit to promote that richness to a national audience. It has fluctuated between an annual and a semi-annual journal since that time. Using the bylaws of the WCPA as guide, TWR often features an aspect of the cultural history of the Greater Worcester region, that is, having a connection with Central New England. TWR also publishes the winners of the WCPA contests for area and member poets and also publishes critical essays with a Central New England reference. A major task of the editors is to select work for publication, drawn locally and across the globe from open submissions so that its readers become acquainted with the world of poetry within and beyond the Worcester area. The editorial board is designed to balance those who have established a history of creative work and those who have established a history of critical work. In this way the work we publish reflects a consensus of those views. Finally, with the supplement of a full-color section to its pages, TWR will also strive to showcase the work of regional visual artists.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
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    The Worcester County Poetry Association
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Katharine McIntyre
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Focus
    We bring fresh voices and new works by established writers to our readers.
  • Submissions policy
    Open Submissions Periods: POETRY: April 1 - June 30 October 1 - December 15 FICTION: September January What you can submit: POETRY: Up to 3 poems. Please submit only once per reading period. FICTION: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Submit no more than one story per reading period.
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