Regional Literary Magazine Seeks Entries

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Lake Region Review seeks quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by writers in Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas, especially from those with a personal connection to this region. Submissions don’t need to be grounded in this region, though the editors admit a fondness for seeing it represented in creative and engaging work. Writers may submit in more than one category.

The deadline is June 1st to be considered for inclusion in Lake Region Review 4. This will be the fourth issue of the literary magazine published by the Lake Region Writers Network. Visit for submission guidelines and a FAQ.

Writers whose work is accepted for publication will be invited to read their submissions at the magazine’s launch party on Friday, Oct. 3 in Fergus Falls, the evening before the Lake Region Writers Network fall conference on Oct. 4.

According to managing editor Gwen Hoberg, this year’s cover will feature art by Xhimin Guan, professor of art at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Previous cover artists include Steve Henning of Evansville, Charles Beck of Fergus Falls, and Ellen Eilers of Alexandria.

Athena Kildegaard is again serving as the publication’s editor-in-chief. Kildegaard is a widely published and recognized Minnesota poet and author who teaches at the University of Minnesota–Morris.

According to Ruth Solie (Detroit Lakes), secretary of the Lake Region Writers Network, “The Lake Region Review is one of many things the network does to support the writing life in this part of the Midwest. It features some of the best creative writing in the Minnesota and eastern Dakota region.”

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