New 'Blueline Magazine' available from SUNY Potsdam and SLU book stores
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:57 am

POTSDAM -- The editors of “Blueline Magazine” have released the 35th annual edition, published by the Department of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam.

“Blueline” celebrates the Adirondacks by featuring quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from regional and national writers. This year’s issue includes new fiction by Mason Smith, poetry by Maurice Kenny, and nonfiction by Eileen Brunetto. Painter Tim Fortune is guest artist this year.

In 2013, the magazine’s subsidiary press, The Potsdam College Press, published a collection of essays by Alice Wolf Gilborn, the magazine’s founding editor. Her book, “Out of the Blue: Blueline Essays 1979-1989,” recently won the Best General Nonfiction Award at the Adirondack Center for Writing in Saranac Lake. “Out of the Blue” focuses on various subjects such as walking Blue Mountain, Adirondack porches, and the poetry of Jeanne Robert Foster. Gilborn’s passion for nature writing is clear throughout her insightful, realistic essays, according to “Blueline” editor Donald McNutt. The collection features historical photography, and art from painter Joe Hildreth and photographer Nate Infante.

Copies of “Blueline 35” are $12 apiece; copies of “Out of the Blue” are $15 each. They can be bought at the SUNY Potsdam College Store, St. Lawrence University’s Brewer Bookstore, or by contacting [email protected].

More information about subscribing or submitting writing to “Blueline” is available at

The editors of “Blueline” will host a 35th Anniversary Celebration to benefit the magazine on Friday, Nov. 7 at Between the Buns, 6 Elm St. in Potsdam. All are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $23 for students for the full buffet dinner and the evening’s entertainment, including literary readings from “Blueline” editors and live music from The John McNutt Band, from Philadelphia, Pa.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Dr. Donald McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of “Blueline,” at [email protected] or at [email protected].