Saturday, March 14, 2009

A few things I'm looking at this morning

There’s a call out. Did you hear the call?
Caffeine Destiny
Open to submissions in March 2009Guidelines

Other poetry web news:

Check out these free e-chapbooks:
Blue Hour Press

Are you aware of what’s been going on at the Raleigh Quarterly lately?
The Raleigh Quarterly

Are you checking in daily to the poetry response to Obama’s first 100 days?
Starting Today: Poems for the First 100 Days

Everyone’s anti-something. What are you anti?

And then this, for the print world:
Ah, the 1970s, when they had mother nature on the run:

Submissions: Court Green 7
Call for SubmissionsDossier: The 1970s

We welcome submissions of poetry for the journal and the special dossier section each year from February 1 through May 1.

Each issue of Court Green features a dossier on a special topic or theme. For our seventh issue, we will feature a dossier on The 1970s. We would like to see poems on all that decade entailed, as well as the legacy thereof. We are as interested in poems that invoke the icons of and engage with the stereotypes of the 1970s as we are in poems that explore more tangential or atypical aspects of the decade. Poems of all styles and modes—historical, personal, political, confessional, formal, experimental, regional, global, nostalgic, critical, hybrid, and especially those styles and modes the editors have not yet foreseen—are welcome.

We will respond by August 31.

Submit to:
Court Green
English Department
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

For information about ordering copies of Court Green, please see our contact page.

And finally, there are just a few more days for this:

Judge: Mary Jo Bang

Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2009 by email or regular mail
Awarding publication of a book-length collection and $1000.00

Open to any poet writing in English, regardless of publication history.
Submissions accepted on-line (preferred) and by mail.

Please read the following instructions carefully.

Online submission: Submitting to us online is easy, saves you money, and saves trees.

• Fill out our online entry form and follow the directions for online credit card payment on our secure site.
• You will be assigned an online entry number. You will then submit your manuscript through our online submissions program.

By mail:

• Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript by regular mail (USPS only).
• Please include a completed Entry Form. Click here to download the Entry Form (PDF format). (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the Entry Form.)
• Include one cover page with the title of your work and all of your contact information, including your email address if you have one. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
• You must include a second cover page with just the title of your work, no other contact info.
• No more than one poem per page, please. More than one section of a poem can appear on a page, of course.
• No page limit, but we recommend a length of between 48 and 80 pages of poetry. This page limit does not include your title page, notes, etc.
• Do not include art work.
• Please use a legible font of at least 11 point.
• Include an entry fee of $25 with your submission, by check, made payable to Four Way Books. A stamped self-addressed postcard may be included to confirm receipt of manuscript. Multiple submissions may be mailed together. If you submit more than one manuscript, please supply contact info for both and an increased fee ($25 per submission).
• Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
• Material in your manuscript may have been published previously in a chapbook, magazines, journals or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.
• Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible.

* Please do not submit to this contest if you are close enough to Mary Jo Bang that her integrity, your integrity, and the integrity of Four Way Books would be called into question should you be selected as the winner. You may query us if you have questions regarding this matter. We will allow you to submit to us outside of the contest if you feel that you are treading deep water in this regard. Please query by email to

• Mail submission and entry fee to:

Four Way Books
POB 535 Village Station
New York NY 10014


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