Brought to you by the publishers of The Fox Chase Review , (2008-2015) North of Oxford is a blog of essays, reviews and literary works. Our Name? We reside north of the Oxford Circle @ Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast section of the City of Philadelphia. We are currently not a paying market.
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North of Oxford is open to submissions of poetry. Please send no more than five poems in word doc with a bio and jpeg to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration of publication. Please note Poetry Submission and your name in the subject line of the email. Poems will be published the 15th of each month. Our response time should be within two months. We do not accept any previously published poems. Please wait six months after acceptance or rejection to submit new poems to North of Oxford.
Book Review-Essay- Commentary Submissions:
Submissions of book reviews, essays, and commentary are welcome. Send your submission for consideration of publication in word doc with any images or photographs attached , Include a brief bio. All submissions are to be sent to: email@example.com Please note in the subject line of the email- submission- your name. Our response time should be less than one month. Reviews, essays, commentary, interviews will be published the 1st of each month
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Books For Review Consideration:
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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Poetry Editor at North of Oxford is a native Philadelphian. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Images of Being (Stone Garden Publishing, 2011), Lights Battered Edge (Anaphora Literary Press 2015) and Night Sweat (Red Dashboard Press, 2016). Awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in 2013, she was named the winner of the Working People’s Poetry Competition- 2015. She has served as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library and as Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review. More about Diane can be found at http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ & https://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/
g emil reutter is a writer of poems and stories. Born in Bristol, raised in Levittown he has lived most of his adult life in Philadelphia. Nine collections of his poetry and fiction have been published. He published The Fox Chase Review (2008-2015). He can be found at https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/
Current Contributors of Reviews and Commentary to North of Oxford
Lynette G. Esposito has been an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University, Burlington County and Camden County Colleges. She has taught creative writing and conducted workshops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Esposito holds a BA in English from the University of Illinois and an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature from Rutgers University. Her articles have appeared in the national publication, Teaching for Success; regionally in South Jersey Magazine, SJ Magazine. Delaware Valley Magazine, and her essays have appeared in Reader’s Digest and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her poetry has appeared in US1, SRN Review, The Fox Chase Review and other literary magazines. She has critiqued poetry for local and regional writer’s conferences and served as a panelist and speaker at local and national writer’s conferences. She lives with her husband, Attilio, in Mount Laurel, NJ.
Ray Greenblatt’s poetry has been published around the world, translated into Gallic, Polish and Japanese, as well as set to music at the University of Siena in Italy. He has been on the Board of the Philadelphia Writers Conference and spoken at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California. A handmade book of his poetry, Shadow with Green Eyes, has been published by Meg Kennedy Press. His online novel, Twenty Years on Graysheep Bay is now available.
Karen Corinne Herceg graduated Columbia University where she studied with David Ignatow and Pulitzer Prize winner Phil Schultz. She has featured at major venues with such renowned poets as John Ashbery and William Packard. Her new book of poems, Out From Calaboose, was released in November 2016 by Nirala Publications with edits by Linda Gray Sexton, bestselling author and daughter of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anne Sexton. Her website is www.karencorinneherceg.com.
Jennifer Hetrick is the author of a three-year project called the labors of our fingertips: poems from manufacturing history in berks county, has interviewed more than 70 seniors about their memories of working in mostly long gone factories and mills in the region where she lives. These efforts were supported in part by grant funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council. FootHills Publishing released her third and final book of poems from the lives of Berks County’s oldest manufacturing industry workers in September 2017. Hetrick is a journalist, editor, and photographer, and she also teaches poetry in schools and state parks. Her traveling poetry class often meets at the Schuylkill River in warmer seasons.
Stephen Page is the Author of The Timbre of Sand, Still Dandelions, and A Ranch Bordering the Salty River. He holds two AA’s from Palomar College, a BA from Columbia University, and an MFA from Bennington College. He also attended Broward College. He is the recipient of The Jess Cloud Memorial Prize, a Writer-in-Residence from the Montana Artists Refuge, a Full Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, an Imagination Grant from Cleveland State University, and an Arvon Foundation Ltd. Grant. He loves his wife, reading, travel, family, and friends. https://smpages.wordpress.com/
Carol Wierzbicki’s reviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and American Book Review. Her work has been published in Long Shot, Public Illumination, Evergreen Review, Big Bridge, Many Mountains Moving, The Otter, and The Bug Book (Poets Wear Prada).
Frank Wilson has been reviewing books for over fifty years. He began in college, worked for a weekly paper and as an editor for a book publisher. He served as Books Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, publishes Books Inq., a popular blog and wrote a weekly column for When Falls the Coliseum. Books, Inq.: The Epilogue
Occasional Contributors of Reviews/Commentary/Essays
Tom Block, David P. Kozinki, Russel Micnhimer, Richard Nester, Dana Porreca, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Philip Terman, Marian Frances Wolbers