GENEVA, N.Y.—Seneca Review, the literary magazine of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been awarded participation in a pilot national distribution program, “New Readers for New Writers,” funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wallace-Readers Digest Fund. The program is jointly administered by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Literary magazines were chosen competitively to benefit from the program's efforts to increase national visibility and distribution of smaller magazines.
As part of the program, Seneca Review will receive a subsidized contract with Small Press Distribution, a non-profit corporation founded in 1969 with a mission to nurture a cultural climate in which the literary arts are valued and sustained. Seneca Review will also be featured in a national advertising campaign and at the 2001 BookExpo America convention.
Seneca Review, founded in 1970 by HWS professors James Crenner and Ira Sadoff and edited since 1982 by HWS English professor Deborah Tall, is distributed internationally. The magazine emphasizes poetry, and the editors have a special interest in translations of contemporary poetry from around the world as well as innovative, lyrical nonfiction. Publisher of numerous laureates and award-winning poets, Seneca Review also consistently publishes emerging writers. Poems from the magazine are regularly recognized by inclusion in the annual Best American Poetry series and the Pushcart Award series. Seneca Review was honored last year at the National Arts Club in New York City on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.