Killens Review of Arts & Letters: “Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art”

Call for Submissions

Killens Review of Arts & Letters

Fall/Winter 2017

“Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through

Literature and Art”

As we honor the centennial birth of poet, mentor, and humanitarian Gwendolyn Brooks this year, her poem “Paul Robeson” reminds us of the importance and interconnectedness of family and community. She ends the poem saying “… that we are each other’s / harvest: we are each other’s / business: we are each other’s / magnitude and bond.”

The theme of “Gathering at the Waters” connotes bringing together family and communities to look at the ways in which we affect and are part of each other’s lives. For the upcoming issue of the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Fall 2017, we seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, poetry, memoir, photography, and visual artwork on the subjects of family, community, and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we live in.

The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes the works of poets, novelists, short story writers, playwrights, journalists, essayists, scholars, yet-to-be discovered writers, and artists of the African Diaspora whose literature and artwork speak to the general public and to an intergenerational range of readers represented throughout the African Diaspora.

For submission guidelines, visit Please send your submissions no later than July 10, 2017, to

Make sure you have “Fall 2017 Killens Review”  written in the subject line.

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