Archive for September 20th, 2008

Call for Submissions: Umbrella

20 September 2008

www.umbrellajournal.com

Umbrella, the supremely rereadable electronic journal, is now reading for our winter issue, online December 1st.

www.umbrellajournal.com/submit.htm

In addition to reading works of a general nature, our theme for the Winter edition will be popular culture. Movies, TV shows, music, fashions, trends, pop icons and iconography: intrigue us with poems that recognize the depths beneath the shallows.

Deadline: November 10, 2008.

Advertisements

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes for 2008

20 September 2008

These prizes have been established by Marvin Rosenberg in memory of his late wife, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg. The intent is to encourage the work of new, young poets. Several prizes varying from $1,000 up to as much as $25,000 will be awarded for the finest lyric poems celebrating the spirit of life.

The competition is open to any writer under the age of 40 on November 6, 2008. All poets, published or unpublished, are welcome to enter, but only previously unpublished poems are eligible for the competition.

Each entrant may submit one to three separate poems. Submissions must be in English, the original work of the entrant, and previously unpublished. Poems should express the personal experience of the entrant, so please no translations! Brevity will be appreciated: if more than one poem is submitted, only one of the submitted poems may be more than thirty lines in length.

Entries must be received no later than October 18, the third Saturday in October, 2008. Entries should be submitted by mail to:

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes
PO Box 2306
Orinda, California 94563

Each poem must be printed on a separate sheet. Please submit two copies of each poem, with your name and address clearly marked on each page of one copy only. Please include an index card with your name and address, phone number, e-mail address and the title(s) of your poem(s). Poems submitted will not be returned. An entry fee of 10 dollars is required
for submissions mailed in the United States: Checks should please be made out to Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. Foreign entries are exempted from the entry fee because of the hassles of international payments.

This website ( www.DorothyPrizes.org ) has been prepared to share information about the Competition.Dorothy’s poems inspired the competition’s emphasis on lyric poems celebrating the spirit of life. Further information concerning the Prizes may be posted here as the deadline approaches. Results will be announced on the website February 5th, 2009, and winners will be contacted shortly before that time.

Visit the 2008 Entrants’ Checklist for a summary of contest details.

Prizewinners may reenter in subsequent years until their cumulative prizes have reached $25,000.

Entrants’ Checklist for 2008

Prizes ranging from $1,000 up to as much as $25,000 will be awarded for the finest lyric poems celebrating the human spirit.

Entrants must be under the age of 40 on November 6, 2008.

The contest is open to all writers, published or unpublished.

Winners may continue to enter until their prizes total in excess of $25,000.

Submissions must be in English: no translations, please.

Each entrant may submit one to three separate poems.

Only one of the poems may be more than thirty lines in length.

All poems must be original and previously unpublished.

Each poem must be printed on a separate sheet.

Submit two copies of each poem. Write your name, address, phone number and email address clearly marked on each page of one copy only.

Include an index card with your name, address, phone number, email address and the titles of your submitted poems.

Include a $10 entry fee payable to the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. (This fee is not required for entries mailed from abroad.)

In summary, send two sets of copies of your poems, with your name on one set only; plus an index card with your contact information; plus a $10.00 fee if you reside in the U.S.

Mail entries to:

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes
PO Box 2306
Orinda, CA 94563

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before October 18, the third Saturday in October, 2008.

Poems will not be returned. Include a stamped addressed envelope if you wish us to acknowledge the receipt of your entry.

Notice of prize winners will be published on our website on February 5, 2009 together with a selection of the winning poems.

Winners will be contacted shortly before that time.

Visit our website www.DorothyPrizes.org for further information.

Seven Kitchens Chapbook Call for Submissions

20 September 2008

SEVEN KITCHENS PRESS is excited to announce a new chapbook series: the ReBound Series will further expand our mission to bring new and/or underappreciated writers to a broader audience by reprinting out-of-print chapbooks in select new editions. Each title in the series will feature an introductory foreword by a nominating writer (who will be given the opportunity to edit the introduction); all works submitted for entry must be nominated by a second party; self-nominations will not be accepted). As with all our titles, the authors (if available) will work closely with the editor in the production process; each chapbook will feature a full-color cover and ISBN, and will be printed in an
initial set of 125 copies. (Subsequent printings will follow if the initial print run sells out.) Complete guidelines are below:

The ReBound Series from Seven Kitchens Press will select one to two out-of-print chapbooks each fall to publish in new editions the following calendar year. Each chapbook submitted for consideration must be accompanied by a one- to five-paragraph nomination, completed by a writer other than the author. This nomination will be edited to serve as the introductory foreword to the winning chapbook(s).

The annual reading period will extend from September 21 – December 21, and the selected title(s) will be announced the following February.

Each winning author will receive fifty (50) copies of his or her chapbook. Additionally, the publisher will distribute ten review copies to reviewers, libraries, and organizations at the author’s recommendation.

Nominated chapbooks may not exceed 27 pages in length (excluding front matter). Chapbooks published within larger bound works (i.e., as a section in a literary journal or as part of an omnibus volume) are eligible. Chapbooks published online are not eligible: we are looking to revive out-of-print work.

Submit an original copy of the chapbook, along with a cover letter of nomination by a second writer. Chapbooks may be submitted by either the author or nominator, but must be accompanied by a $12 reading fee, payable by check to Ron Mohring or via PayPal to sevenkitchens@yahoo.com.

Do not include SASE or SAS postcard for acknowledgment; work received will be publicly logged by title and manuscript number on the Seven Kitchens blog.

Manuscripts will not be returned. If you do not wish to send a rare copy of the chapbook, please send a clean, legible photocopy of all pages, including the front and back cover.

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a signed statement from the author, nominator or literary executor, attesting that the work is out of print. Winners will be responsible for securing reprint permission from the original publisher within three months of 7KP’s winning announcement.

Each entrant will receive one copy of the winning chapbook (if more than one winning title is selected, entrants may choose which title they would like to receive). Entrants are responsible for keeping the press apprised of changes in address or contact e-mail.

The judge for this series is Ron Mohring. Because of the nature of this contest, it is impossible to exclude work that may be previously familiar to the judge; however, every effort shall be made to select the finest representative titles from a wide aesthetic range. The goal of the ReBound Series is not to reward friends and acquaintances, but to bring deserving poetry titles back into print,
where they will gain an extended readership.

Send all materials, in one package, to:

Ron Mohring; Seven Kitchens Press; PO Box 668; Lewisburg PA 17837.