Word Fountain Flood Issue

The Osterhaut Library in Wilkes-Barre puts out a literary magazine every few months called Word Fountain. It features poetry, prose, and fiction. For the next issue, the editors plan to do a glossy edition, thanks for a grant, focused on the flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and Hurricane Irene last year. If you have any writing that is flood-related, or any pictures, consider sending it in to the staff at Word Fountain. Here is some more info, taken from the journal’s website:

Hurricane Agnes has an anniversary on June 22nd 2012.  It’s been 40 years since Agnes tore through our towns.  When Hurricane Irene followed her lead, we here at Word Fountain decided to do something about it.  We are creating a special issue of our literary magazine.  Once printed, this publication will generate donations that will go to a fund at the Luzerne Foundation to help recovering flood victims.

You can help.  Send us your 2-D art, photos, writings of 1,000 words or less (any age, any genre).  We chose the 40th anniversary as an extended deadline.

Submission Guidelines:

1,000 words or less, any genre, from any age group

Original photos and 2-D art will also be considered

Topic:  Hurricane Irene and/or Hurricane Agnes

flooding inNortheastern Pennsylvania

Extended Deadline!  June 22nd 2012

Osterhout Free Library

Attn:  Word Fountain Editors

71 S. Franklin Street


570-823-0156 phone

570-823-2475 fax





About Brian Fanelli

I'm a poet, teacher, music junkie and much more. My first chapbook of poems, Front Man, was published in 2010 by Big Table Publishing. My full-length book of poems, All That Remains, was published in 2013 by Unbound Content. My latest book, Waiting for the Dead to Speak, was published in the fall of 2016 by NYQ Books. My work has also been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Harpur Palate, Boston Literary Magazine, Kentucky Review, Verse Daily, Spillway, Portland Review, and several other publications. My poetry has also been featured on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. Currently, I teach English full-time at Lackawanna College.
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