About Kelsey Review:

The Kelsey Review is a long-standing literary journal based out of Mercer County Community College, publishing the poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art of writers who live, work, or have a connection to the larger Mercer County (NJ) area. Writers and artists who appear at Mercer County area events such as poetry readings are also eligible. We currently publish a print issue once a year, in late Fall. All work from the print issue also appears online on this website (at times with additional color artwork appearing online, as our print journal only accepts black and white artwork).

Submissions (online via Submittable, here) are open from February 15th through June 15th each year. (Note: this is a shift from our previous submission window.) Except for poetry and art, Kelsey Review generally accepts only one item per author. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that contributors let us know as soon as possible if a piece submitted to Kelsey was accepted for publication elsewhere. All rights are retained by the author. Each year we nominate up to six published items for the Pushcart Prize. Send questions via email to Kelsey.review@mccc.edu, and like us on Facebook!

This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

About Mercer County Community College: A vital college, engaged with its community, and dedicated above all else to student success.

From the MCCC website: Look to Mercer County Community College for abundant learning opportunities, community resources, and cultural attractions. Our spacious and scenic 292-acre West Windsor Campus borders Mercer County Park, while the Trenton Campus serves as an educational and cultural hub in the heart of the state’s capital city. Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. MCCC offers 75 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs.Find out more about MCCC here.