May 2, 2020

Vol 19 Issue 7 The Poetry Market Ezine


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NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE FOR
SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS INCLUDES
CATEGORY FOR POETRY: WIN $5,000

Enter Winning Writers' sixth North Street
competition, co-sponsored by BookBaby and
Carolyn Howard-Johnson (author of 
The Frugal Book Promoter). Our categories
this year include: Mainstream/Literary Fiction,
Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir,
Poetry, Children's Picture Book, and Graphic
Novel & Memoir. The top winner in each
category will win $1,000, one grand prize winner
will win $5,000, and all will receive
additional benefits to help market their books.
Any year of publication is eligible. Entry fee:
$65 per book. Gifts for everyone who enters.
Deadline: June 30. Submit online or by mail.

"As a recent winner, I am highly impressed about
how supportive they have been: offering a detailed
review of my work, a free ad, a marketing consult,
and a credit for BookBaby—all of this in addition
to a significant cash prize. All of this for an indie,
self-published book of poetry: a category not served
by many other venues. In my opinion, WW not only
offers contest info, it also serves as a model of how
a contest can serve the individual writer and the
writing community."
—W.R. Rodriguez, 2018 North Street poetry winner
for "From the Banks of Brook Avenue"

 
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POETRY and WRITING NEWS
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NEW RELEASE:
“Extreme Change” by Gary Beck
A middle class family flees the crime
and poverty of Detroit for a fresh
start in New York City.  A fire leaves
them homeless and they are force into
the nightmare of the homeless system.
A determined woman saves her family
and new friends from a violent gang so
they can start a new life.  Extreme
Change” is a 277 page novel. Available
in paperback with a retail price of $15.99.
ISBN: 978-1-941058-99-2, the kindle
edition is $5.99. Published by Winter
Goose Publishing.



NEW RELEASE:
“Four Thieves of Vinegar & Other Short
Stories” by LB Sedlacek
Carlie Hemmingsen can tell things about
the residents of Red River, New Mexico
that they don’t know about themselves.
Travel back and forth in time with Jake,
Lorie, Alpha, Johnsie, Sandra and Lacey.
Write songs with a songwriter in Nashville.
All unique stories published by Alien
Buddha Press, released on 2/29/2020.
ISBN 9781661228361



POEM PUBLICATIONS:
Jake Cosmos Aller has had many poems
published by Hypertext which has
published his encounter with god poems,
meeting God in a Lake, the Cosmic Cat from
Berkeley, The cosmic Dog from Goa, Meeting
God in Bombay, The Buddha Cat from Edsel Road
which can be found on his web page


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DREAM QUESTONE POETRY and
WRITING CONTEST – SUMMER 2020

This poetry and writing contest is open
to anyone who loves expressing innermost
thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary
art of poetry, or writing a story that is worth
telling everyone! 

Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500;
Second: $250; Third: $100.  Poetry
First Prize is $250; Second: $125;
Third: $50.  

Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, 30 lines
or fewer on any subject, form or style.
And/or (2) Write a short story, 5 pages
maximum, single or double line spacing,
on any subject or theme: fiction,
nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.
Multiple entries are accepted.
  

Entry fees:
$5 per poem, $10 per story

Postmark deadline: August 15, 2020

 for details on how to enter now!

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POETRY MARKETS
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CLUB PLUM
http://www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com

Submit 1-3 prose poems via email.  Include
short bio.  No previously published work
accepted.  Lyrical and surprising poems okay
to send.  No poems with line breaks.  Submit
prose poems.  No prosaic poetry.  Asks for
First North American Serial Rights.  Include
a brief few words or cover letter with submission.
No multiple submissions accepted.  Sim subs
accepted.  Issues online.

Email submissions:


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THE VITNI REVIEW
http://vitnireview.org/submit

Published 2x year in April and Sept.
Open to submissions in English. Submit
up to 5 poems, no more than 10 pages,
in a single .docx or .pdf file.  Put each
poem on a new page.  Single space poems
unless poem needs a different format.
See website for type of poems wanted.
All forms okay.  Email submissions.  Put
Genre i.e Poetry Submission in subject
line of your email.  Include brief cover
letter and short bio of up to 50 words. 
Responds within 30-90 days.  Only submit
in one genre per submission.  Sim subs okay
with notification of acceptance elsewhere.
Authors retain rights to their work.  Payment
is publication. 

Email submissions:
vitnireview@gmail.com


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THE ROADRUNNER REVIEW

Students, undergraduate or graduate, may
submit poetry, flash fiction, etc.  Deadline
5/11/2020.  Submit unpublished works.
Submit only once per reading period.  Sim
Subs okay with notification of acceptance
elsewhere.  Single space poems.  Use
12 point Cambria or Times New Roman.
Use one file if submitting several pieces in
one genre.  Not in cover letter where you
attend school.  Rights revert to author, after
publication. 

Submit online:
https://roadrunnerreview.submittable.com/submit


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THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW

Annual literary journal published by The
Awakenings Project.  Publishes poetry
all created by persons who have had a
personal experience with mental illness.
Please see website for Editorial Policy
full details on this.  Contributors receive
complimentary issue.  Reads year round.
Use .doc or .docx attached to an email
for emailed submissions.  Put all poems
into one file.  Include cover letter which
describes your relationship to mental
illness (self, family member, friend.)
Does not accept previously published
work.  Sim subs okay with notification
if work is accepted elsewhere.  Submit
3-5 poems.  Include SASE for return
of submission with mailed subs.  Pages
should be numbered, writer's name,
address, phone, and email address should
appear at the top of the first page of each
piece submitted.  Be aware that an
individual line of poetry that exceeds 60
characters in length cannot be printed as
a single line when published.  Takes
one-time rights for publication.

Email submissions:

Mail submissions:
The Awakenings Review
P.O. Box 177
Wheaton, IL 60187
If mailed, you will be notified when we receive your submission.


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POETRY CONTESTS

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GAUDY BOY POETRY BOOK PRIZE
Deadline: 5/15/2020
Entry Fee:  $10
$1,000 and publication given annually
for a poetry collection by an Asian writer.
Submit manuscript of 60-120 pages with
entry fee


COW CREEK CHAPBOOK CONTEST
Deadline:  5/15/2020
Entry Fee:  $15
$1,000, publication by Pittsburg State
University, and 25 author copies given
annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit
manuscript of 15-30 pages with entry fee.


UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
BACKWATERS PRIZE
Deadline: 5/15/2020
Entry Fee:  $30
$2,000, publication and 20 author copies
given annually for a poetry collection.
Honorable mention prize of $1,000 and
publication also be given. Using only online
submission system, submit manuscript of 60-85
pages with entry fee.


LENORE MARSHALL POETRY
PRIZE
Deadline:  5/15/20
Entry Fee:   $75
A prize of $25,000 given annually for
a poetry collection by a living poet
published in the United States during
the previous year. Winner also receives
all-expenses paid ten-day residency at
Glen Hollow in Naples, NY. Copies of
winning book are purchased and
distributed to members of the Academy
of American Poets. U.S. publishers may
submit 4 copies of a book published in
2019 with entry fee. 


ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS
JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD
Deadline:  5/15/20
Entry Fee:  None
$5,000 given annually for a second book of
poetry by a living poet to be published in the
coming calendar year. Winner also receives
all-expenses paid weeklong residency at the
Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies
of winning book are purchased and distributed
to members of the Academy of American Poets.
U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a
manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come
under contract and will be published in 2021.
Visit website for the required entry form and
complete guidelines.


PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S
CONTEST
Deadline:  5/15/20
Entry Fee:   $24
Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication
given annually for a poem or group of poems,
a short story, and an essay. Each winner
receives a consultation with the literary
agency Aevitas. Writers who have not
published a book or chapbook are eligible.
Submit 3-5 pages of poetry or up to 6,000
words of fiction or nonfiction.  No entry fee
for current subscribers.  Entry fee includes
subscription.

HOUSATONIC BOOK AWARDS

Deadline:  6/14/2020
Entry Fee:  $25
Three prizes of $1,000 each given annually
for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction
published the previous year. Winners also
receive $500 in travel expenses to give a
reading and teach a master class at Western
Connecticut State University’s low-residency
MFA program. Submit 2 copies of a book
published in 2019 with entry fee. See website
for required entry form and complete guidelines.


TOWSON UNIVERSITY PRIZE FOR

LITERATUREPrize for Literature

Deadline:  6/15/2020
EntryFee:  None
$1,000 given annually for a book of poetry,
fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current
resident of Maryland who has lived in the
state for at least 3 years. Books published
within the past 3 years or scheduled for
publication in 2020 are eligible. Publishers,
institutions, or individuals may submit 3
copies of a book or manuscript. No entry
fee.  See website for required entry forms.


PRAIRIE HERITAGE, INC

JAN GARTON PRAIRIE HERITAGE

BOOK AWARD
Deadline:  7/1/2020
Entry Fee:  None
E-mail address: 
$1,000 is given annually for a book of
poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction
published in the previous year that
“illuminates the heritage of North
America’s mid-continental prairies.”
Authors and publishers may submit
2 copies of a book published in 2019.
No entry fee.


FUTUREPOEM OTHER FUTURES
AWARD
Deadline:  July 1, 2020
Entry Fee:  $28
$1,000, publication by Futurepoem, and
25 author copies given annually for a book
of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or
hybrid-genre work. Using online submission
system, submit a manuscript of up to 200
pages with entry fee between May 15-July 1.


LOS ANGELES REVIEW LITERARY
AWARDS
Deadline:  7/14/2020
Entry Fee:  $20
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication
given annually for a poem, a short story, a
short short story, and essay. Use online
submission system to submit up to 3 poems
of no more than 50 lines each


NOWHERE MAGAZINE TRAVEL
WRITING CONTEST
Deadline:  7/15/2020
Entry Fee:  $20
$1,000 and publication given 2x year for a
poem, short story, or essay that “possesses
powerful sense of place.” Unpublished and
published pieces that have not previously
been chosen as a contest winner eligible.
Use online submission system to submit
poem of any length with entry fee.  All
entries considered for publication.


DREAM QUESTONE POETRY and
WRITING CONTEST – SUMMER 2020
Deadline:  8/15/20
This poetry and writing contest is open
to anyone who loves expressing innermost
thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary
art of poetry, or writing a story that is worth
telling everyone! 
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500;
Second: $250; Third: $100.  Poetry
First Prize is $250; Second: $125;
Third: $50.  
Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, 30 lines
or fewer on any subject, form or style.
And/or (2) Write a short story, 5 pages
maximum, single or double line spacing,
on any subject or theme: fiction,
nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.
Multiple entries are accepted.
  
Entry fees:  $5 per poem, $10 per story
Postmark deadline: August 15, 2020



Have a poetry contest you want to
share with us?  Please email your
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“The Titanic Sails at Dawn”
by Howie Good
Alien Buddha Press
ISBN 9781090344120
Copyright 2019
58 pages
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1090344120

Review by LB Sedlacek


I’ve been familiar with Howie Good’s poems
since I accepted some of his poems to be
published in “ESC! Magazine” when I was the
Poetry Editor.  This collection simply
reinforces what I like about his poetry.  The
first poem, “In Response to a Request for an
Artist Statement” is so identifiable to those
of us who are artists out there.  I have been
trying to come up with one of those since I
attended graduate school some time ago and
still can’t come up with something I really like.
Lines from the poem:  “There are too many
answers, / too many paved trails” and “I
think confusion is really good. / I believe in
confusion.”

Unlike some of the Insta poetry that has
stormed the world (sorry I don’t like it,
I’ve tried, but I just don’t), Good’s writing
is the real thing.  He connects with readers
on subjects such as love, grieving, weather,
religion, neighbors and more. 

In “Man vs. Bullet” he starts the poem off
with “I got woken up this morning by the
bang-bang-bang of / hammering.  Debt
collectors were nailing my neighbor to the /
floor.”  Sounds about right, if you have
any neighbors, no matter where you live.

In the title poem, he talks about cultural
appropriation, unconscious plagiarism,
banditry a commentary perhaps on the
art or act of writing.  As writers, we all
borrow from elsewhere, like it or not.

I like the raw intensity of his poems.  I like
that they have something to say, because
that’s what poetry is all about, saying something
that means something to you, to your readers,
to everyone.


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ABOUT LB SEDLACEK:
LB Sedlacek’s is the author of several books
of poetry including “The
Adventures of Stick People on Cars” (Alien
Buddha Press), “The Architect of
French Fries (Presa Press), “Words
and Bones” (Finishing Line Press) and
“The Poet Next Door” (Cyberwit).  Her first
short story collection, “Four Thieves
of Vinegar & Other Short Stories” just came
out on Leap Day 2020 from Alien Buddha
Press.  Find out more:  www.lbsedlacek.com

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ELECTRIC MELT:  HOW TO WRITE,
PUBLISH, READ WALT WHITMAN
AND SURVIVE AS A WRITER AND POET
Writing is a difficult business, if you are
trying to make a living of any sort with it.
As many writers tend to be working on
their own, if you can’t find writing
opportunities then you need to try to
make your own. Poetry is also a difficult
business if you want to have any sort of
success with it at all. You have to create
your own opportunities with it as well.
That’s what Whitman did with his poetry –
he created his own success. His poems
and his methods with publishing his
poetry are the inspiration for the lead
essay and this book.  His very approach
and success to poetry can teach would
be poets and current poets a lot about
how to succeed in this art, this field
even today.  The essays in this book,
offer different insights into writing,
publishing, editing and surviving as a
writer and/or as a poet.

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