|Balanced Rock: The North Salem Review|
Balanced Rock: The North Salem Review of Art, Photography, and Literature
A publication of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem, New York
Balanced Rock: North Salem Review of Art, Photography, and Literature is a self-supporting literary and visual arts journal celebrating creativity and community. A project of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, Friends of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, the North Salem Writers' Workshop, friends and neighbors, we publish the new work of emerging and established writers and artists.
Note that submissions will not be returned, but we will notify you by email if your work will be published.
Submission Guidelines - NOTE: We are not accepting submissions at this time
Submissions for prose (fiction and non-fiction), poetry, and visual art should be sent via email to
, following the format below. We request a submission fee of $20 to help cover printing costs. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission and payment. Please submit only previously unpublished work. If your material is selected, you will retain the copyright and sign a release form for the work to be included in the journal. Selected writers and artists receive one complimentary copy of Balanced Rock. If you have questions, please call Carolyn Reznick at the library, 914-669-5161. Thank you!
Format for Poetry: Up to three poems may be submitted. Your work should be a .doc or .docx file, using 12-point, Times New Roman font. You may submit both a prose piece and poetry with one $20 submission fee.
As a community endeavor, Balanced Rock: The North Salem Review of Art, Photography, and Literature is staffed entirely by volunteers from North Salem, New York.
Our resident editors who will review submissions are:
Pam Pooley, Managing Editor, is the facilitator of the North Salem Writers' Workshop. She was an Emmy-Award winning public television producer and instructor at the Teachers College, Columbia University.
Perdita Burlingame, Fiction Editor, has been involved in the publishing world as an editor, as well as a translator for over fifty years. She is currently a reader and
Francis Schell, Non-Fiction Editor, was an editor with Reader’s Digest for 33 years. Formerly the Executive Editor International for Reader's Digest and Reader's Digest Condensed Books, he currently is a writer for several magazines.
Laura Henderson Reznick, Poetry Editor, is a published poet and holds an MFA from Hunter College in creative writing/poetry. She had extensive teaching experience in the CUNY system while working on her Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught English literature at Union College in Schenectady.
Constance Sullivan, Visual Arts Editor, has produced widely-acclaimed books on art and photography for major publishers including, "Landscapes of the Civil War" (Alfred A. Knopf), "Women Photographers" (Harry N. Abrams), "Photographers at Work" (Smithsonian Institution Press).
Our Advisory Board members are: Helen Anthony, Carolyn Reznick, and Cathleen Sulli.
Balanced Rock is a publication of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library with generous support provided by the Friends of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library.
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Author Reception Photo Gallery - 2013
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