A poet doesn't have to live in the San Joaquin Valley to submit (I don't!) but the poetry should BE about the San Joaquin Valley or its lifestyles or people. The issue debuted with a poetry reading last Saturday in Modesto, which I unfortunately was unable to attend, living as I do, some 325 miles south of the McHenry Museum where the reading took place. So, someone else read my poems for me and I was told they were well received.
One of my poems in the issue is essentially a tanka which I submitted with a title:
Setting for One
with a bowl
missing the spice
of your presence
(c) 2006 Deborah P Kolodji
Song of the San Joaquin, Summer 2006
The submission deadline for the next issue is September 15th. Payment is one copy of the issue with your poem.