Fall 2018

In lieu of a fall 2018 issue, Seneca Review Books has released its debut title, Erica Trabold’s Five Plots, winner of the inaugural Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize.

Five Plots delves into notions of how we are shaped by the land every bit as much as we shape it. This is a book that eschews easy ways of understanding and experiencing the world by investigating place as a malleable psychological and phenomenological force.

“The late poet and essayist Deborah Tall revolutionized the literature of place by changing our understanding of how potently we can be impacted by the conflagrations of landscape, family, and memory. Now, Erica Trabold kick-starts a new book series named for Deborah Tall with a debut that imaginatively probes its own part of the world through humor, history, speculation, and hurt. This is a pinprick of a book with a very generous heart.” —John D’Agata, book prize judge and author of The Lifespan of a Fact and About a Mountain

You can order Five Plots from SPD, Amazon, or The College Store. And you can find more about it here.



Seneca Review's general submission period runs from February 1st through March 15th and from September 1st through October 15th.

You may submit poems and essays electronically through Submittable.

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