UPCOMING POETRY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
August 10 (Saturday, today) @ 5-7pm – Zulynette Morales, featured at the Slamford Poetry Open Mic @ Carousel Pavilion, 30 West Broad Street, Mill River Park, Stamford – FREE, arrive 10 minutes early to sign up if you’d like to read. Park at the Summer Street Parking Garage (behind Target) and bring picnic blankets/chairs.
August 12th (Monday) @ 7:15pm – Rose Drew @ Monday Night Poetry @ Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Stamford Town Center), 100 Greyrock Place Suite H009, Stamford. Please come and listen to local poets, bring a favorite poem, or read your own at the Open Mike. More info: 203-323-1248.
August 14th (Wednesday) @ 6-8pm – Guilford Poets Guild @ Madison Art Society’s 44th Annual Art Exhibit @ Guildford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford. Ekphrastic poetry reading – free and open to the public.
August 15th (Thursday) @ 7-9pm – Stanford M. Forrester @ The Poetry Series at The Young Men’s Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven. Stanford M. Forrester is a past president of the Haiku Society of America as well as the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse. Join him and The Institute Library for an evening of stirring literary work and performance! Free, refreshments provided, open mic.
PLACES TO SUBMIT YOUR POETRY
Publisher: Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Deadline: August 15
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose or prose poetry. Honorable mentions will each receive $250. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words. Each entry can include up to three pieces. Blind read, $20 entry fee includes a yearlong subscription to Gulf Coast.
Publisher: Indiana Review
Deadline: August 15
Submit a piece (poetry or prose poetry) 500 words or fewer in any genre. $1000 prize and publication. Blind read, $20 entry fee gets a 1-year subscription.
Publisher: Ruminate Magazine
Deadline: August 15 (plus 3-day grace period)
For the Broadside Poetry Prize, submit 2 poems of 10-30 lines each. Winner receives $500 and publication. $12 entry fee includes an electronic copy of the magazine.
Deadline: August 15
The Anzaldua Poetry Prize accepts submissions of 15-30 pages of poetry (no more than 1 poem per page). Winner will receive $1000, publication, plus 25 copies of the published manuscript. All poems submitted will be considered for publication in Newfound. Blind read, $15 entry fee.
Publisher: Kallisto Gaia Press
Deadline: August 20
The Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize winner will receive $1000.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review for a poem of 65 lines or less. All contestants will receive a copy of the journal and their entries will be considered for publication. Submit 1-5 poems of no more than 10 pages total. Blind read, $20 entry fee.
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Deadline: August 31
Black Lawrence Press will award The St. Lawrence Book Award for an unpublished first collection of poems or short stories. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection of short stories or poems. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Prizes are awarded on publication. $25 entry fee.
Publisher: The Journal: A Literary Magazine
Open for submission: September 1-30
The Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize will be open for submission of poetry book manuscripts of at least 48 pages or more. Winner receives publication and $2,500 prize. Blind read, previously unpublished manuscripts (some or all of the poems may have appeared as individual publications). $23 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription to The Journal.
Publisher: Winning Writers
Deadline: September 30
The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Competition is open to poems of 250 lines or less on any theme. Tom Howard Prize is $2000 to the winner for a poem of any style; Margaret Reid Prize awards $2000 for a rhyming/traditional-style poem. 10 honorable mentions receive $100. All winners will be published. Blind read, $12 entry fee. Previously published poems OK.
The Poets' Salon is an all-inclusive group that gets together the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m in the Memorial Room at the Fairfield Public Library. We read our poetry aloud, politely critique each others' work (upon request), highlight publishing opportunities, and also talk about local poetry readings.