A Literary Magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks

A literary magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks


Editor
Rick Henry

Poetry Editor
Stephanie Coyne- DeGhett

Fiction Editor
Maurice Kenny

Art Editor
Dana Henry

Editorial Board
Donald McNutt
Oscar Sarmiento

Managing Editor
Karen Wilson

Founding Editor
Alice Gilborn


The Blueline Anthology


Previous Issues

Volume XXIX

Volume XXVIII

Volume XXVII

Volume XXVI

Volume XXV

Volume XXIV

Volume XXIII

Volume XXII

Volume XXI

Volume XX

Volume XIX

Volume XVIII

Volume XVII

Volume XVI

Volume XV

Volume XIV

Volume XIII

Volume XII

Volume XI 1&2

Volume X 1&2

Volume IX 1&2

Volume VIII 2&3

Volume VIII 1

Volume VII 2

Volume VII 1

Volume VI 2

Volume VI 1

Volume V 2

Volume V 1

Volume IV 2

Volume IV 1

Volume III 2

Volume III 1

Volume II 2

Volume II 1

Volume I 2

Volume I 1

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These pages created by 
Alyssa Wood 
and maintained by 
Rick Henry 

Last Reviewed: July 2, 2008



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All correspondence should be addressed to:

     The Editor, Blueline 
     125 Morey Hall 
     Department of English and Communication 
     SUNY Potsdam 
     Potsdam, NY 13676 

     mailto:blueline@potsdam.edu 


 

Submission Guidelines

Blueline seeks poems, stories, and essays relating to the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, or focusing on the shaping influence of nature. Payment in copies. Submissions must not have been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are considered as long as they are announced as such.

Submission period is September through November.

Decisions in mid-February. 

Blueline welcomes electronic submissions, either in the body of an e-mail message or in Word or html formatted files. Please avoid using compression software.

PROOFREAD ALL SUBMISSIONS. It is difficult for our editors to get excited about work containing typographical and syntactic errors.

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Call for Artwork

Eligibility 
Open to all artists. Editors are interested in art in all media suitable for 2-D black and white reproduction that addresses in some way the concerns and experiences of the Adirondacks and regions of similar spirit. 

Entries 
There is no entry fee. Do not send original art. Submission is by slides only. Slides must be 35mm standard mounts and of sufficient quality for reproduction. Each slide must be labeled with the Name of the Artist, Title of the Work, Medium of the Work, Year of Creation, and Top of the Slide. The editors review all submissions from September 1 through November 30. Editorial decisions are made by mid-February. Accepted work will be retained until the publication of the journal (in May/June). Work not accepted will be returned by mid-February. 

Blueline reserves one-time publishing rights. All other rights are the property of the artist. Payment in copies. 

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Subscription Information

Single issues of Blueline are available for $10.00 per copy. Three-year subscriptions are $25. For information about the availability and prices of back issues, please write: 
     The Editor, Blueline 
     125 Morey Hall 
     Department of English and Communication 
     SUNY Potsdam 
     Potsdam, NY 13676 

or e-mail blueline@potsdam.edu 

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Internships

Blueline offers a limited number of internships for undergraduate credit. Interested students are urged to speak to the Editor, or to the contact person listed below each internship for further information. 

Internships  in Public Relations -- Blueline 
With the journal as the their focus, students will integrate communications concepts and methodology through research, administrative or production work with various local agencies and offices under the supervision of faculty. Interns will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for a public relations campaign for the journal, including research into the private and public sectors, the special problems of marketing literature, and advertising and special event planning. Prerequisites: permission and preparatory coursework appropriate to internship experience. (Liberal arts credit or non-liberal arts as appropriate.) 

Internship in Public Relations -- Blueline in the Schools 
With the Blueline in the Schools project as their focus, students will integrate communication concepts and methodology through research, administrative or production work with various public schools under the supervision of faculty. Interns will be responsible for developing and implementing a program supporting creative writing activities involving students of all ages. The internship may include research into the special problems of marketing literature, and advertising and special event planning. Prerequisites: permission and preparatory coursework appropriate to internship experience. (Liberal arts credit or non-liberal arts as appropriate.) 

Internship in Editing and Production 
This internship provides students with hands-on experience in the editing and production of a nationally-distributed literary journal. Students will read submissions in poetry, fiction, and the essay, and will learn and apply editing, layout, and production skills. 

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Blueline History

Blueline began in the summer of 1978 as an outgrowth of a creative writing class Alice Gilborn taught at North Country Community College. It was continued by Alice and a group near her home in Blue Mountain Lake. After ten years as editor, Alice arranged for the journal to move to SUNY Potsdam where it has continued until 1998 under the editorship of Anthony O. Tyler with an editorial board drawn from the English and Modern Languages departments. In 1999, Rick Henry assumed the role of editor. The original goals, publishing stories and poems about the Adirondacks or other regions similar in spirit, have been maintained. During the years Blueline has been at Potsdam there have been minor alterations. In 1991 we bowed to the reality that we only publish one issue a year. Until 1987 when the journal was first published in a perfect binding, there had been two shorter issues per year, a history which was perpetuated for several years by calling the bound issue a double issue. Our content has gradually broadened to include more work from outside the Adirondacks, although we have kept a coterie of excellent Adirondack writers.  

 Our content is heavily devoted to stories and poems. We have a strong, national subscription base, but are also fortunate to receive support from the college, which assures that our future will not be precarious. 

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