CFS: Watershed-The Journal of the Susquehanna
Watershed: The Journal of the Susquehanna is now accepting submissions for the second issue, slated for publication in January 2009. The reading period is March 1 to September 1, 2008. Watershed is an interdisciplinary annual print journal. The journal’s mission is to promote environmental awareness of the Susquehanna watershed region, which includes parts of New York state, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The journal also seeks to promote the region’s culture, history, literature, and art; and seeks thought-provoking nonfiction on environmental issues, regional history and local culture, as well as top quality and inventive poetry and fiction. Quality black and white photography is welcome as well. While contributors need not reside in the Susquehanna region, the work must evoke the Susquehanna and its hills, valleys, and, most importantly, its people. Of course, these influences could be as varied as the geography of the watershed.
General guidelines: All work must have a strong sense of place, and in some way bring to mind the Susquehanna region. Email submissionsare strongly preferred, with submissions attached as individual MS Word files. (See specific directions for photography.) Subject line for submissions should indentify the genre, e.g., “Fiction Submission.” Please submit only one prose piece (double spaced) per category. You may submit up to five poems. Submissions for each genre should be done separately. Please include a brief biographical note with each submission. We do not print previously published material. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. Payment is three copies of the journal.
Nonfiction articles: We are looking for narrative-driven articles on the environment, history, or culture of the region up to 4,000 words. Articles should be aimed at a general readership, not an academic or specialist audience.
Short fiction: Submit stories up to 5,000 words.
Personal essays: Work may be autobiographical, expository, or other, but must be rooted in a Susquehanna region experience. Submit essays up to 5,000 words.
Poetry: Submit up to five poems (each as a separately attached file). Poems should be singled spaced, or as typography dictates.
Photography: Submit up to five black and white photographs for consideration. Hard copies (not scanned) photos should be mailed. Label the back of each print with a title and photographer’s name and contact information. Unused prints will be returned. We may not be able to return used prints due to the production process.
Email submissions and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address: Jerry Wemple, Editor, Watershed, c/o English Department, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.