MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ­– Twenty-two writers make their New England Review debut in the current issue of Middlebury’s literary quarterly. As it welcomes these writers to its pages, NER also celebrates continued support from the National Endowment for the Arts, which recently awarded the journal its third annual Art Works grant.

In the current edition, authors explore the senses from light to sound, and are drawn to Rome and driven from Cambodia. They reveal the horrifying family secrets that burden one high school senior, and tell of a witch hunt exposed in the 1920s that stained the hallowed halls of Harvard.

“We are pleased to support the work of poets and authors, including the poetry, stories, and essays in the current issue, with help from the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Carolyn Kuebler, editor of NER. “Receiving a third annual Art Works grant reaffirms our efforts to make excellent new writing available to our readers.”

Beginning with its first Art Works grant in 2014, NER was able to increase its payments to writers appearing in the print journal for the first time in 20 years. The $10,000 grant allows NER to continue paying its writers at a higher rate through 2016, and to pay contributors to NER Digital, the publication’s original writing feature for the web.

Published by Middlebury College, New England Review is a nationally recognized literary journal that cultivates artistic excellence and innovation in contemporary writing and engages readers deeply in the literary arts through its quarterly publication, dynamic web presence, and quarterly public reading series. NER is available in print and digital formats for all devices.

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