College accepting submissions for Black River Review


WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Jefferson Community College is accepting submissions from JCC students, alumni, faculty and staff for the 2021 edition of the Black River Review, a journal of poetry, prose and fine arts. The deadline for volume XXXI (31) is Feb. 26.

Submissions should be original work and categorized as one of the following:

  • Poetry: up to 7 poems, not to exceed 50 lines each;

  • Fiction: up to 2 short stories, not to exceed 1,500 words each;

  • Non-fiction: up to 2 essays, not to exceed 1,500 words each;

  • Plays: up to 2 one-act plays, not to exceed 1,500 words each;

  • Artwork: In the original medium, such as black ink or charcoal drawing, computer graphics, black and white photographs, even if printed from color film;

  • Music: composition 16 or more measures in length.


The title of the submission, category of work, author’s name, address, telephone number and a brief biographical note of 30 words or less must appear on a separate cover sheet; only the title should appear on the manuscript.

Email submissions, contact information, and biographical note to or mail to Jefferson Community College, School of Arts and Humanities, Attn: Black River Review, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601.

For more information, call the JCC School of Arts and Humanities at (315) 786-2328.

Upon publication, complimentary copies of the journal will be available for the public at the Bookstore (Jules Center) and library (John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center). The journal also will be available online at after printed publication.


(Jefferson Community College)