Brought to you by the publishers of The Fox Chase Review , (2008-2015), North of Oxford is an international literary journal. Our Name? We reside north of the Oxford Circle @ Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast section of the City of Philadelphia. Submissions are always open. North of Oxford publishes poetry, book reviews, commentary and essays. North of Oxford has regular contributors of book reviews but is open to new voices. The journal publishes twice a month, reviews are published on the 1st of each month and poetry is published on the 15th of each month.
North of Oxford was founded in July 2016 as a review/commentary/essay journal. The journal expanded to publish poetry in May of 2017. Our editors are open to diverse voices and attempt to publish an eclectic range of reviews and poetry. At North of Oxford we do not sit on submissions and make every effort to respond to submissions in a timely manner. Simply put, we publish what we like no matter the “school” of poetry or type of book.
Our format at North of Oxford is designed to bring the words of poets and authors to our readership in a basic presentation without pretense. We make no claim to be prestigious or desire to be. North of Oxford is dedicated to the presentation of new and established voices in the literary world. North of Oxford is a non-profit literary journal and as such is a non-paying market. All © rights remain with the writers and poets who are published at the journal. In today’s market many electronic and print publications charge to read the publication and charge poets and authors a submission fee. North of Oxford is always free to read and we will never charge a submission fee.
© All rights remain with the writers and poets
North of Oxford is open to submissions of poetry. Please send no more than five poems in word doc with a short bio, (75-100 words), 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. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, please give proper notice if accepted elsewhere. 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 Reviewers are responsible for submitting a fully edited review for consideration. Please note in the subject line of the email- submission- your name. Reviews, essays, commentary, interviews will be published the 1st of each month
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Books For Review Consideration:
Publishers can send review copies for consideration to :
North of Oxford, 7930 Barnes Street, a-7, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111
Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Poetry Editor at North of Oxford is a native Philadelphian. She is the author of four full-length poetry collections: Images of Being (Stone Garden Publishing, 2011), Lights Battered Edge (Anaphora Literary Press 2015), Night Sweat (Red Dashboard Press, 2016), The Handheld Mirror of the Mind (Kelsay Books 2018). 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, Book Review Editor at North of Oxford, is a writer of poems and stories. Born in Bristol, raised in Levittown he has lived most of his adult life in Philadelphia. Ten collections of his poetry and fiction have been published, most recently Stale Bread and Coffee by Alien Buddha Press in April of 2019.. 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
Byron Beynon lives in West Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including North of Oxford, Third Wednesday, Poetry Ireland, Chiron Review, London Magazine, Crannog and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets). A former co-editor of Roundyhouse poetry magazine. Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press), Nocturne In Blue (Lapwing Publications) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions)
Hélène Cardona is a poet, actor & translator, the author of 7 books, including the award-winning Life in Suspension and the translations Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona), Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac), winner of a Hemingway Grant, Ce que nous portons (Dorianne Laux), and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb. She wrote her thesis on Henry James for her masters in American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University, and worked as an interpreter for the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Her work has been translated into 16 languages. She has contributed to The London Magazine, Washington Square Review, World Literature Today, Poetry International, The Brooklyn Rail, Asymptote, The Irish Literary Times, Los Angeles Review, The Warwick Review & elsewhere. http://helenecardona.com/
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 is an editor on the Schuylkill Valley Journal. His book reviews have been published by a variety of periodicals: BookMark Quarterly, Joseph Conrad Today, English Journal, the Dylan Thomas Society, and the John Updike Society. His new book of poetry, Nocturne & Aubades, is newly available from Parnilis Press, 2018.
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.
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.
Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for Brick House Books in Baltimore, where he lives, and Reviews Editor for Adirondack Review. His most recent books include American Zeitgeist(Apprentice House) and a chapbook, Jack Tar’s Lady Parts ( Main Street Rag Press). Another poetry chapbook, Me and Sal Paradise, is forthcoming from Future Cycle Press.
Larissa Shmailo is an American poet, novelist, translator, and critic. Her poetry collections are Medusa’s Country, #specialcharacters, I n Paran, the chapbook A Cure for Suicide, and the e-book Fib Sequence; her latest novel is Patient Women. Shmailo’s work has appeared in Plume, the Brooklyn Rail, Fulcrum, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, the Journal of Poetics Research, Drunken Boat, Barrow Street, and the anthologies Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, Words for the Wedding, Contemporary Russian Poetry, Resist Much/Obey Little: Poems for the Inaugural, Verde que te quiero verde: Poems after Garcia Lorca, and many others. Shmailo is the original English-language translator of the world’s first performance piece, Victory over the Sun by Alexei Kruchenych. Shmailo also edited the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and has been a translator on the Russian Bible for the American Bible Society. Please see more about Shmailo at her website at www.larissashmailo.com
Laura Hulthen Thomas heads the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan’s Residential College, where she teaches fiction and nonfiction. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Witness, Epiphany, The Cimarron Review, and many other literary journals. Her short story collection, STATES OF MOTION (Wayne State University Press, 2017) was a finalist for a Foreword Reviews Indie Award.
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 is a retired Books Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote a weekly column for When Falls the Coliseum, publishes the popular blog Books, Inq. — The Epilogue. Email him at PresterFrank@gmail.com.
Michael T. Young’s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water, was published by Terrapin Books. HIs other collections include The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost and Transcriptions of Daylight. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, received the Jean Pedrick Award. Young also received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals including Cimarron Review, The Cortland Review, The Los Angeles Review, Shrew, The Smart Set, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Young lives with his wife, children, and cats in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Occasional Contributors of Reviews/Commentary/Essays
Kristina Gibbs ,Jennifer Hetrick ,David P. Kozinki, Russel Micnhimer, Richard Nester, Robbie Nester, Dana Porreca, Thaddeus Rutkowsk, Michaiah Samples, Samantha Seto , Philip Terman, Carol Wierzbicki, and Marian Frances Wolbers