If you're writer living in the Ohio Valley or Tri-State area (WV, OH, PA), there's an exciting new magazine just for you! It's called the


The Valley Voice will feature contests, essays and articles on writing, short stories, and poems by OHIO VALLEY and TRI-STATE writers. The magazine will be published every two months. We are in the process of reviewing manuscripts for our first issue, planned for March 1st, 1995.

Magazine Format:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; 48-64 pages; 70 lb. bond linen cover; 60 lb. bond stock Published bi-monthly (every two months). Projected circulation (first year): 500.


* QUALITY SHORT FICTION. Open to all genres, all styles. Stories may be from 1000 to 8000 words long, but 2000-4000 words is preferred. Will accept 4-6 short stories per issue.

* ESSAYS. All essays should be less than 800 words, and must be intimately related to writing. Will accept 1-2 essays per issue.

* ARTICLES. All writing articles should be from 1000 to 2000 words. As with essays, the subject matter must be related to writing. Will accept 2-4 articles per issue.

* POEMS. Free style or verse. Submit no more than 5 poems at a time for consideration. Needs 2-4 poems per issue.

Submission Requirements:

* On the first page, in the upper left hand corner, include your name, address, telephone number, and social security number. In the upper right hand corner, indicate the approximate word count, and the rights you are offering (FIRST RIGHTS, SECOND REPRINT RIGHTS, etc.)

* Manuscript must be neatly typed, error-checked, double-spaced with a 1-inch margin on all sides.

* If you want your manuscript returned, please be sure to include a large enough SASE containing sufficient return postage. Otherwise, mark your manuscript "Editor's Copy" or "Disposable".

* Include cover letter with author's bio.


* Payment rate is 1/2 to 1 cent per word for fiction and non-fiction, 25 cents per line for poetry. Maximum payment: $40.00.

* 1 contributor's copy (3.25 per copy for extras).

How to Contact:

If you're interested in submitting your work for consideration, send your manuscripts to:

Jack Voltz, President
Valley Publishing Co.
Valley View Magazine
204 N. 8th St.
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
(614) 635-3409

Subscription information:

Valley Voice magazine is available for $3.50 per single issue, or $18 for a full year (6 issues). Place your orders now! Make check or money order payable to:

Valley Publishing Co.
204 N. 8th St.
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

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