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Writers from region encouraged to contribute to literary magazine

The Lake Region Review is seeking quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by writers in Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas, especially from those with a personal connection to this region.

Submissions don't need to be grounded in this region, though the editors admit a fondness for seeing it represented in creative and engaging work.

The deadline is June 1 to be considered for inclusion in Lake Region Review 3. This will be the third issue of the literary magazine published by the Lake Region Writers Network. Submission guidelines and procedures are spelled out on the Network's website:

According to Ruth Solie of Detroit Lakes, board president of the Lake Region Writers Network, "The Lake Region Review, is one of many things the network does to support the writing life in this part of the Midwest." Now retired, Solie has been a librarian for thirty years and notes, "Lake Region Review features some of the best creative writing in the Minnesota and Eastern Dakota Region."

Athena Kildegaard of Morris, the publication's editor-in-chief is a widely published and recognized Minnesota poet and author who teaches at the University of Minnesota - Morris. She says, "We've got a talented and discerning team of editors. Combine that with the strong writing from our region and this issue is sure to be the best yet."

The magazine's Managing Editor, Luke Anderson of Battle Lake, says, "The magazine is produced by volunteers who love the Lake Region and want to recognize authors who are inspired to write by and about this region and its people." He describes the magazine as, ". . .an 8 ½ x 5 ½ inch soft-cover book of about 170 pages featuring quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction work by about thirty Upper Midwest writers.

The cover-art of each issue displays the work of such accomplished regional artists as Steve Henning (Evansville), Charles Beck (Fergus Falls), and this year, Ellen Eilers (Alexandria).