Wilderness House Literary Review # 5/3
145 Foster Street
Littleton MA 01460
The Wilderness House Literary Review is a publication devoted to excellence in literature and the arts.
The WHLReview is published online quarterly with a best of annual print edition.
Deadlines are as follows
March 1 – Spring
June 1 – Summer
September 1 – Autumn
December 1 – Winter
The annual edition will be published in October.
To contact an editor simply click on a name below. To submit work to us please see "Submissions" below:
Editor & Publisher
Book Reviews Editor
Poet in Residence
Please read this section before submitting work.
All submissions must be in electronic form. Our preference is an MS Word file uploaded through the form below.
We don't pay so you retain all copyrights. If we publish your work online we may include it in our print annual.
Poetry may be submitted in any length. Please don't submit 100 poems and ask us to pick 3.
Short fiction may be submitted in three formats:
1. very short stories less than 500 words in length
2. short stories less than 1000 words in length
3. Short stories that don’t fit the above should be less than 5000 words.
We also accept longer forms of fiction occasionally.
Non-Fiction is just that so lets see some interesting footnotes.
Book Reviews should be positive unless the author is a well-known blowhard. Our mission is to encourage literature not discourage it.
Non-fiction should be short, (a lot) less than 5000 words.
Any form of art may be submitted with the constraint that it must be something that can be published in 2 dimensions. It’s hard to publish sculpture but illustrations together with some intelligent prose count.
Published works are welcome with proper attribution.
Please submit all works electronically. Click here to submit to Wilderness House Literary Review
Welcome to the nineteenth issue (Volume 5, no 3) of the Wilderness House Literary Review. WHLR is a result of the collaboration between a group of poets and writers who call themselves the Bagel Bards (who have just published their latest anthology).
Our ISSN number is 2156-0153.
Finally, the copyrights are owned by their respective authors whose opinions are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of our sponsors or partners.
Table of Contents
Our fiction editor loves Anton Chekhov and despairs the notion that there are no latter day Chekhovs submitting works for his consideration. This is not to say that the work he receives isn’t excellent … it’s just not Chekhov. To that end WHLReview announces a new prize for fiction to be called “the Chekhov Prize.” A google search reveals several other Chekhov prizes with cash. Alas we’re not offering cash. We will look for a bearded bobble-head doll. In the mean time we have T-shirts with the Chekhov Prize logo available. Just click on Chekhov's head.
Our fiction editor Timothy Gager is taking time off to finish a novel. For this issue we welcome back Julia Carlson who was kind enough to reprise her role as fiction editor one more time. Julia's taste in literature is different from Timothy's. This has proved to be very interesting.
fragments of novels looking for homes (publishers)
For your reading pleasure we offer an outstanding collection of short stories:
Our poetry editor, not wanting to be outdone by our fiction editor is pleased to announce the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for creativity in poetry. Anyone published in Volume 3 (and beyond) is eligible. We don't have any idea what the prize will consist of - a t-shirt for sure. Perhaps we can find a Plaster of Paris bust of Julius Caesar, put a rose in its mouth and decorate it to look like Gertrude Stein. In the mean time we have T-shirts with the our rose prize logo available. Just click on Gerturde's head.
We have a remarkable lineup of poets, enjoy:
Come back often. We post up to ten new reviews every week.
As we said when we started this is a joint production of Wilderness House Literary Retreat and the “bagel bards”. The “Bagel Bards” have just published their fifth anthology. You may purchase them here:
WHLReview is brought to you by:
Deer & other Stories