The BIG LIT Weekend Call for short poems:
BIG LIT The Stewartry Book Festival
April 14-17 2016
Poet Chrys Salt and her colleague Chik Duncan would be grateful for short poems of any kind (published or unpublished) to be displayed in high street windows over BIG LIT weekend in the Scottish town of Gatehouse of Fleet.
The poems: “are often left up long after the event and attract punters to The Festival.”
Send in Palatino 12 point font, with your name at the bottom and include acknowledgements for published poems.
For poem length, Chrys says: ‘Sonnet length is good; shorter is even better.’ (Apparently, the windows are small, Georgian ones!) ASAP would be good but no later than 14 March.
Please send to Chik Duncan: firstname.lastname@example.org
(P.S. I have it on good authority that, if you do send your poems, they will still be eligible for submission elsewhere, as public display does not constitute actual publication.)
You have until 30 November 2015 to submit up to five poems for the spring issue of The Dark Mountain Project.
Copied from The DMP website: “The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.”
For more information on what the editors are looking for, visit: The Dark Mountain Project
I don’t normally publicise my own stuff on here, but I’ve just written a blog post for The Talent Bank. TTB is a very user-friendly networking site (I found it much easier to upload to than other sites I’ve used), where you can post examples of your work. (Please remember that anything you post will then count as ‘published’ by many poetry editors and competition administrators, so may not be admissible by them – it’s best to use work you’ve already had published, or that you don’t intend to submit.)
You have to be a member of the fantastic Ideas Tap site to enter this competition – but it’s free to join, and well worth doing. As well as frequent poetry opportunities offered by third parties, the site has its own, quarterly competition, across disciplines. (Don’t forget, however, that once you have posted your poems on the Ideas Tap site, they will not be considered ‘unpublished’ by most competition administrators, so you may find you can’t send them elsewhere.) I suspect it’s only worth joining the site/community if you are UK-based, as most of the opportunities are based in the UK. But I don’t know for sure…
The following info is copied and pasted from the Ideas Tap site: As always, the quarterly Editor’s Brief is open to all ages and disciplines. There will be first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prizes for each category (audio/video, writing and visual art/photographs). http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Editors-brief-family-041214#Overview