Reverie: Midwest African American Literature Call for Submissions

12 September 2009

Submission Deadline: December 31st – Annual

Currently we are accepting submissions until December 15th for the 2010 annual issue of Reverie. The theme for this issue is dedicated to Allison Joseph, the recipient of the 2009 Aquarius Press Legacy Award. Allison Joseph was born in London, England and is of Caribbean descent. She is an Associate Professor of Poetry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Allison Joseph’s accolades include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, sponsored by Ploughshares; the Word Press Poetry Prize; and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Breadloaf, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Her sixth full length poetry collection My Father’s Kites will be published by Steel Toe Books. She directs the MFA program at Southern Illinois University, serves as Editor and Poetry Editor of Crab Orchard Review, and maintains the CRWROPPS-B listserv, an invaluable resource for writers.

Reverie is a journal devoted to featuring good literature and is open to African Americans with “ties” or “loose ties” to the Midwest. With that said, for the upcoming issue we will consider all submissions, especially those dealing with the work for Allison Joseph. Reverie appears in print only. We are a literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. We will also accept book reviews as well.

For the upcoming issue on Allison Joseph, we will consider critical essays, personal accounts and/or testimonies as well as book reviews of Allison Joseph’s work.

Please send artwork for the cover–payment will be 2 copies.

Reverie is switching from a quarterly publication to an annual. We currently pay in two contributor copies of the journal.

Writer’s Guidelines for Reverie:

Submit in standard manuscript format, with a word count not to exceed 50 lines (poetry) and/or 3,000 words (Fiction/Essay). No more than three poems, please. No urban crime fiction or erotica, please. Publisher reserves the right to make light edits as necessary.

Email reverie.journal@gmail.comand type “Reverie” in the subject line and attach submission in Microsoft Word or Rich-text format (rtf). Reverie only accepts submissions by email. If you have any questions please email the editors at

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