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
Effective August 23, 2020
Poetry Submissions are closed until January 1, 2021
When 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 are open :
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:
( Please note: We do not accept pdf files for reviews)
Publishers can send review copies for consideration to :
North of Oxford, 711 Longshore Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111
Diane Sahms, 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: Diane Sahms Website
g emil reutter, Book Review Editor/ Site Manager at North of Oxford, is a writer of poems and stories and on occasion literary criticism. Born in Bristol,Pa. and raised in Levittown he has lived most of his adult life in Philadelphia, Pa. Thirteen 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
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)
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, Bindweed Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, That Literary Review, The Remembered Arts Journal, 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 in Mount Laurel, NJ.
Jim Feast is the author of the just published (August 2020) and long-titled poetry book A Strange Awakening of Light that Takes the Place of Dawn: Poems for Lady Bunny, Chicago: 1972-1975.
Greg Bem is a poet and librarian living on unceded Duwamish territory, specifically Seattle, Washington. He writes book reviews for Rain Taxi, Yellow Rabbits, and more. His current literary efforts mostly concern water and often include elements of video. Learn more at gregbem.com.
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. Ray Greenblatt has two books out for 2020: UNTIL THE FIRST LIGHT (Parnilis Media) and MAN IN A CROW SUIT (BookArts Press).
Neil Leadbeater is an author, essayist, poet and critic living in Edinburgh, Scotland. His short stories, articles and poems have been published widely in anthologies and journals both at home and abroad. His publications include Librettos for the Black Madonna (White Adder Press, 2011); The Worcester Fragments (Original Plus, 2013); The Loveliest Vein of Our Lives (Poetry Space, 2014), Finding the River Horse (Littoral Press, 2017), Punching Cork Stoppers (Original Plus, 2018) and Penn Fields (Littoral Press, 2019). His work has been translated into several languages.
Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for Brick House Books in Baltimore and Reviews Editor for The Adirondack Review. His most recent releases are Ugler Lee from Kelsay Books and Catastroika from Apprentice House.
Michael T. Young’s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of War, was longlisted for the Julie Suk Award. His previous collections are The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost and Transcriptions of Daylight. He received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, received the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. Young’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Gargoyle, One, Quiddity, Rattle, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. His poetry has also been featured on Verse Daily and The Writer’s Almanac. Michael T. Young
Occasional Contributors of Reviews/Commentary/Essays
Tom Block, Hélène Cardona, Kristina Gibbs , James E. Diamond, Mark Eisner, Aaron Fischer, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Jennifer Hetrick , Karen Corinne Herceg, David P. Kozinki, Russel Micnhimer, Richard Nester, Robbie Nester, Stephen Page, Maggie Paul, Dana Porreca, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Michaiah Samples, Samantha Seto, Larissa Shmailo, Philip Terman, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Don Thompson, Frank Wilson, Carol Wierzbicki, Marian Frances Wolbers, Nicole Yurcaba