Word Fountain Flood Issue

Rachael Goetzke and Ed Lupico, my friends and fellow writers at the Osterhought Library in Wilkes-Barre, are trying to pull together a glossy issue of the journal they run entitled Word Fountain. They want the next issue to focus on the flood from last September and Hurricane Agnes of 1972 that caused the evacuation of several communities throughout Pennsylvania, especially the northeastern part of the state. They are seeking fiction, poetry, essays, art, and pictures.

They plan to donate all of the money they generate from the issue to flood victims. I know that a lot of my friends in this area were affected in one way  or another by the most recent flooding, or they have relatives that shared stories about Agnes. Why not try to write something for the issue?

There’s still time to submit. The deadline is this week.

Click this link for more info and the submission guidelines.

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

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Extended Deadline!  June 22nd 2012

Osterhout Free Library

Attn:  Word Fountain Editors

71 S. Franklin Street


570-823-0156 phone

570-823-2475 fax