Writing from the heart, shaping it into art: How memoir evolves into prose

In honor of Valentine’s Day and the end of Desirée Magney’s tenure as publisher of the Little Patuxent Review, we’re republishing her advice to memoir writers. There’s still time to submit your own memoir or personal essay to LPR–we’re accepting submissions through March 1. LPR’s publisher, Desirée Magney, offers some insight on writing narrative and […]

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Welcome LPR's new publisher: Q&A with Kellyn Mahan

The Little Patuxent Review is thrilled to welcome Kellyn Mahan as our new publisher. Kellyn first came to LPR through a literary event in Columbia, Maryland, and was so impressed with the journal’s content that she became a subscriber. Two years later, she’s jumping in as our new publisher. Kellyn currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, […]

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Meet Our Contributors: Q&A with Sara Burnett

Sara Burnett is the author of the poetry chapbook Mother Tongue (Dancing Girl Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Bullets into Bells, Matter, Poet Lore, SWWIM, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in English literature from the University of Vermont. She lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter. Sara’s poem “Cherchez […]

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Concerning Craft: On Sculpting a Story

Karolina Wilk has an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in the Susquehanna Review, PennUnion, Maryland Life Magazine, and the Potomac Review blog, where she is an associate editor in fiction. She was a finalist in the 2016 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and a quarter-finalist in the Nimrod 2016 Literary Awards. She works as a […]

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Why I Write: Does the World Need More Writers?

Benjamin Inks is a Seattle native who graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio State University. He’s a purple-hearted veteran who writes whenever he can, aspiring to one day turn his passion into a career. He resides in Northern Virginia. Benjamin’s essay “The Psychology of Concealed Carry” appeared in LPR’s Summer 2019 issue. His guest post is […]

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