Friday, November 19, 2010

Submission Opportunity - The Lindenwood Review

Last night at the local author's event at the Middendorf-Kredell Library in O'Fallon, I visited with several writers and other friends--and made some new friends, too. The staff from the St. Charles City-County Library District did an awesome job with the gala, especially Sara Nielsen, who planned and organized the evening.

During the get-together I spoke with Cindy, one of my writing buddies who is a poet, a photographer, a polo player, a pilot--and an MFA student at Lindenwood University. Cindy is one busy lady, who is about to get even busier. Last night she shared the exciting news that next semester she is going to be an editorial assistant for The Lindenwood Review, the literary journal of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

Cindy is excited about her new assignment and is looking forward to reading submissions. When I asked what kinds of submissions the editors hope to receive, she told me they are looking for fiction, poetry, and personal essays.

This morning I visited their blog for more details. The editors want fiction with believable characters and a vivid story; poetry with original, interesting use of language; well-crafted, honest essays; and mostly, work that moves them.

(The photo of the Cultural Center on the left is from their blog.)

The Lindenwood Review is a print journal published annually in the Spring. Their first issue will be published in Spring 2011.

Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

The submission deadline is December 15, 2010--so put down your Christmas shopping list, forget about writing out your Christmas cards for a couple weeks--and start writing!

Submission guidelines are available on The Lindenwood Review blog.

Happy writing, and good luck! Um, I was kidding about the shopping and Christmas cards. Have fun, kids!


  1. Excellent opportunity. Thanks for sharing the information.

  2. Thanks for the information, Donna. And how did the authors' event go? You noted you were excited and nervous...Why nervous, as much of a "pro" as you are?

  3. Hi Donna,

    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and leave a comment. I enjoyed your post today ... maybe someday I will get to the point where I have something worthy to submit to one of these places.

    Take care,


  4. Donna,
    THANK you so much for this. I have a something to send and was looking for a local place. You're priceless!

  5. Great news for Cindy! Thanks for sharing!


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