Thursday, December 15, 2011

RE-POST Call for Submissions:  "Surrounded:  Living With Islands"

Now that Write Wing's ad is published in the current issue of Poets & Writers, a re-post of the submission guidelines is in order, so poets will not have to scroll back through older posts.  Here it is again, and good luck to all entrants:

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            Please submit 1-3 original unpublished poems, limit 60 lines each; Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced.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:  February 10, 2012.
            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 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, and taught three summer terms in 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 2010 winner of the William Stafford award from Washington Poets Association.  Follow Sheryl's blog at
Upcoming Poetry Reading in Fremont!

Washington Poets Association is sponsoring a reading in honor of the release of its new anthology "Cedar" with a reading on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2 PM in the Fremont Public Library, Seattle.  Grab a couple poetry-loving pals and join us for an afternoon of music for the ear.

I will read my prize-winning poem "The Weight Ice Bears" and a couple others.  The organizers have wisely limited all us attention-loving poets to three poems each!  Hope to see you on the 21st.