Neshaminy, The Bucks County Historical and Literary Journal, seeks a nationwide audience, and is a joint effort of the Doylestown Historical Society and the Bucks County Writers Workshop. In addition to the editorial staff, the journal has a nine-member advisory panel to help evaluate submissions. General submissions are welcome, and while the material must touch on some aspect of historic Bucks County, it must also be of interest to a far-reaching range of readers.
In addition to verifiable non-fiction, the journal includes historically-based fiction, biographies, memoirs, interviews, poems, and art. Neshaminy publishes twice a year in April and October.
The journal may be purchased from Amazon.com in either print or digital versions, and, in Bucks County, from local bookshops, the Doylestown Historical Society, and other selected outlets.
Volume 1 Number 1
• Publisher’s Note
• Managing Editor’s Note
• Poem: Nishën Mene (Neshaminy Creek) by H. A. Callum
• Fiction: The World Famous Bucks County Casino by William O’Toole
• Biography: Oscar Hammerstein, Highland Farm, and the Sound of Music: by Natalie Zellat Dyen
• Fiction: Behind the Rebellion by David Jarret
• History/Fiction: Cudjo’s Relegation by Flip of Guinea by Will Kirk
• History/Fiction: December Sunday, 1941 by Don Swaim
• Fiction: One April Day by Linda Wisniewski
• Fiction: The Battle of Paunacussing Creek by David Jarret
• History: The Lenape Stone by Don Swaim
• Poem: Portrait of Dorothy Parker by Connie Wrzesniewski
• Fiction: Recovered Diary Entries of Pearl S. Buck by Rachel Leopold and Reema Kalidindi, Central Bucks H.S. South
• Interview: James A. Michener by Don Swaim
• About the Contributors
SUBMISSIONS TO NESHAMINY JOURNAL
NESHAMINY JOURNAL WELCOMES SUBMISSIONS. Length should be no more than 6000 words. May be of any genre — non-fiction, fiction, biography, memoir, poetry — but must pertain to some aspect of Bucks County — and yet must be of interest to any reader, anywhere, even those unfamiliar with this historic region. Submissions must be properly formatted Word documents (double-spaced, 12-point serif type, etc.). Submissions will be judged on the basis of storytelling, quality, clarity, interest, and relevance to Bucks County. A contributor’s copy is given to the author of each submission used in the journal.
Authors published in Neshaminy retain their rights to reproduce, distribute, and revise their own works in any format as long as attribution to Neshaminy is included.
Electronic submissions only. Email with attachment to — firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
YouTube Video Of Neshaminy’s Launch On Aug. 1, 2019.
Neshaminy was launched on August 1, 2019, with the announcement of the prize winners in the journal’s fist literary contest. The event was recorded by the DHS’s Tom Brunt and can be seen in full on
To see it in full, click HERE
Where To Buy Neshaminy
Neshaminy‘s inaugural issue published in October 2019. Available from: Amazon as well as at Bucks County, PA, area bookstores.
An artist’s view of the famed Neshaminy Creek — with a Lenape Indian by the water.
Check Pat’s home page at: Achilles Portfolio
Ron Moran, photographer extraordinaire
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Ron is Neshaminy‘s staff photographer
2019 NESHAMINY LITERARY CONTEST WINNERS
The awards, totalling $500 in cash prizes, were announced on August 1, 2019, by Nathan Halter, a member of the journal’s nine-member advisory panel.
1) World Famous Bucks County Casino — Bill O’Toole
2) Oscar Hammerstein, Highland Farm, and the Sound of Music — Natalie Dyen
3) Behind the Rebellion — David Jarret
4) December Sunday 1941 — Don Swaim
5) (tie) The Battle of Paunacussing Creek — David Jarret
5) (tie) The Lenape Stone — Don Swaim
6) (tie) Cudjo’s Relegation — Wil Kirk
6) (tie) One April Day — Linda Wisniewski
Article in the Bucks County Herald. READ HERE
Neshaminy Editorial Staff
Stuart Abramson, President, Doylestown Historical Society
Don Swaim, Founder, Bucks County Writers Workshop
Carol Breslin, Colleen Dunn, Ann Kaler, Wayne Lahr, Jennifer Lin, Amy Mazzanti, Mary McCaw
Original Magazine Design by Rebecca Quinn