Sunday, January 15, 2012

NightBallet Press Seeks End of the World Submissions

Some say the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in December 2012.  What better way to mourn (or celebrate, if you prefer) than with a poetry anthology?  NightBallet Press of Elyria, Ohio, wants you to submit while there's still time. For more information, click here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pudding Magazine Seeks EcoPoetry for Special Edition

Call For Poems:
PUDDING MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS
FOR A SPECIAL EDITION OF ECOPOETRY.

Editorial Focus
Website: puddingmagazine.com
Pudding Magazine is a print journal that focuses on publishing eclectic, sophisticated poetry that appeals to our conscience through bold and exacting language conjuring powerful imagery.  In this special issue, we focus specifically on work that has vision, passion, and compels the reader to act rather than to indulge or resign – a call to arms – a joining forces – in defense of our natural world: experiment, provoke, innovate, compel and lament!

This special poetry edition 2012, focuses on a fusion of popular culture and social justice with environmental topics such as fracking, mercury contamination, coal burning, pesticides, threats to clean water, clean air, soil pollution, excess consume, overfishing, whaling, global warming, aerial hunting, trapping, shark finning, sealing, poaching, factory farming, plastic bags; GMOs, loss of wildlife habitat etc.  Our collection of EcoPoetry is intended as a tangible means for dialogue to the often disparate contributors and audiences in the fields of ecology, science, ethics, and not-for-profits.  Here, fine poetry meets documentary similar to the interdisciplinary agit-prop art forms in the 1960s.  Such poetic range of motion is sure to capture the landscape of contemporary poetry and our current environment.

Submittal Guidelines:
Genre Published:
    EcoPoetry
    New work solicited; we may consider a reprint
Submission Fee:
    $10 Check (for up to 3 poems)
Payment:
    one free copy of the special edition
Format:
    Chapbook
Reading Fees:
    No
Submission Deadline:
    April 30, 2012
Electronic Submissions:
    Only
    connie@puddingmagazine.com or hanseatin@columbus.rr.com
Simultaneous Submissions:
    No
Format:
    Attachment of word document(s)
    up to 3 poems, any style or length
    Include your name, address, and email contact
    Send a brief bio with your submission
    Enter “EcoPoetry” in Subject Line

Rights revert to authors upon publication.
Pudding Magazine retains permission to reprint or anthologize.

Monday, January 2, 2012

William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest

The Poetry Forum
19th Annual
William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest
FIRST PLACE
$100 and a featured reading at The Poetry Forum in May 2012
SECOND PLACE
1-year membership in Columbus Salon, monthly poetry workshop
or
$ 50 Gift Certificate from Half-Price Books
            
THIRD PLACE
$ 25 Gift Certificate from Half-Price Books
Submission Guidelines:
1.     Entrants must be residents of Ohio.
2.     Submit 3 typewritten poems.  One poem per page.
3.     Maximum 40 lines per poem.
4.     Name, address, phone number & email on back only of each poem.
5.     Previous first place winners and previously published poems are ineligible.
6.     Poems will not be returned. No SASE required.
Deadline:  March 14, 2012
Mail Entries to:
The Poetry Forum
P.O. Box 784
Worthington, OH 43085
The Poetry Forum thanks the following for their support: Rumba Café, Pudding House Writer’s Resource Center, Half Price Books, our featured poets, open mic participants, audience, and generous patrons.
Rumba Café, 2507 Summit @ Hudson Street, Columbus