Poetry Slam Series!

This year, we are launching a Poetry Slam series on our website. Watch local poets read from their work, published here for the first time on LongRiverReview.com. Also included are text of the complete poems, and short interviews with the writers. 


Our first post in this series features “The Anthem”, by student poet Mary Kozan. We will be posting more videos periodically in the blog section of the website over the coming month, so make sure you check them out! A complete archive can also be found in the Poetry section of our website.

UConn Creative Writing Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of UConn’s English Department Creative Writing Awards!

Keep an eye out for some of these pieces in the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of Long River Review this spring.

The Edward R. and Frances Schreiber Collins Literary Prizes

Prose Winner: Breanna Patterson, for “The Times”
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Koo, for “Where Do Birds Go to Die?”

Poetry Winner: Emma Kraner, for “Uffizi Gallery”
Honorable Mention: Emma Kraner, for “Dissection”

The Jennie Hackman Memorial Prize for Fiction

First Place: Lilia Shen, for “The Picasso House”
Second Place: Sten Spinella, for “Angus”
Third Place: Jeremiah Dennehy, for “Constance”
Honorable Mention: Brianna McNish, for “In Another Life”

Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest

First Place: Anna Ziering
Second Place: Brian Sneeden
Third Place: Jillian Cundari
Honorable Mentions: Akshayaa Chittibabu and Samantha Bassman

The Aetna Children’s Literature Award

Winner: Jameson Croteau, for “Moon Bound”

The Aetna Translation Award

Winner: Matthew Ryan Shelton, for “Transubstantiation”
Honorable Mention: Matthew Ryan Shelton, for “Etched Away”

The Aetna Creative Nonfiction Awards

Undergraduate First Prize: Noah Bukowski, for “Guilt Treatment”
Honorable Mention: Kiana Cao, for “My Home, Your Home”

Graduate First Prize: Nyanka Joseph, for “Marrow and Mopping”

Long River Graduate Writing Award

Winner: Kristina Reardon, for “Crumbling Walls”

Congratulations to all winners!
Long River Review would also like to extend a very special congratulations to our staff members.

For more information about UConn’s creative writing contests and how to participate, please visit the department website.