December 3, 2012

Submissions Open for Little Patuxent Review’s Summer 2013 Music Issue

The Little Patuxent Review’s reading period for their Summer 2013 issue is now open and runs from December 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013.

Their theme is MUSIC in all its ageless meanings and contemporary variations through poetry, prose and the visual arts.

Music starts with sound and silence. As such, music and literature likely arose as a single entity. Even as the two drew apart, they maintained a continuum, causing Alphonse de Lamartine to state, “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” And influenced one another in form and content, causing Ezra Pound to pronounce, “Poets who will not study music are defective.” Be that as it may, literary figures as disparate as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot and Ralph Ellison have made music an essential part of their works.

Little Patuxent Review is a community-based art and literary journal focused on writers and artists from the Mid-Atlantic region, but all excellent work originating in the United States is considered.

Full guidelines are online at They do not accept submissions sent by standard mail or email - check the guidelines page to use their electronic submission manager.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I have always felt there is a strong link between the rhythm of words on the page, and the music I am listening to at the time. Something felt, rather than consciously known. The quote is like a little mantra to return to when the writing is grindingly slow.


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