Call for Poetry Submissions
Surrounded: Living With Islands
Write Wing Publishing calls for submissions of poems about living on, by or with islands. These islands can be physical or metaphorical. Poems may be prose poems, blank verse, free verse and/or traditional forms.
What is your experience with islands? Do you feel captive? Insulated? Serene? Cabin fever, as residents of Hawaii have reported? Surrounded seeks strong voices, both emerging and established, to explore this subject. For inspiration, see Reuben Tam’s The Wind-Honed Islands Rise.
Please submit 1-3 original unpublished poems, limit 60 lines each; Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced. Include SASE, cover sheet with contact info, poem titles and brief author bio (<50 words), and $5.00 reading fee. (Poems should not show writer’s name.) Mail to: Write Wing Publishing, 3795 Hubble Court, Clinton WA 98236. Deadline: December 31, 2011.
A prize of $50.00 will be awarded for best overall submission. Poets selected for publication will receive one free copy of the book. All rights revert to authors after publication.
ABOUT THE EDITOR: Sheryl Clough ("Scatchetpoet") holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She taught literature and composition at UAF and Seattle’s Highline College, as well as teaching three summer terms as Language Arts instructor for the Upward Bound and Della Keats programs in Alaska. Sheryl is widely published in journals and magazines, with credits in poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews and travel writing. She is a Founders Circle member of Soundings Review and recent winner of the William Stafford award from Washington Poets Association.