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Opportunity: Poetry Magazine seeks submissions for a special issue on poetry in the age of mass incarceration

June 22, 2018 Opportunities

Poetry magazine seeks submissions for special issue on poetry in the age of mass incarceration, to feature work by incarcerated writers.

Please submit your own work or the work of incarcerated poets you work with, with their permission. Work will be selected by October 2018. 


WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

The best poetry written by incarcerated poets.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Submissions can be sent via postal mail or email.

Email Holly Amos at hamos@poetrymagazine.org with the subject line “Submission – Incarceration issue.” 


Or send via postal mail to:


POETRY

ATTN Holly Amos, Submission – Incarceration issue

61 W Superior Street

Chicago, IL 60654


WHAT TO SUBMIT:

4 poems or less, not to exceed 10 total pages of poems, along with a brief, 20-30 word bio.


IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION:

·      Poetry will mail a contract, tax form, and a proof of the work to the poet for approval so we need an up-to-date email or postal mail address to contact them. Please include your contact information as well if you are submitting on behalf of an incarcerated poet.

·      Poetry pays $10 per line plus two complimentary copies of the issue.

·      Poetry acquires first rights to include the poem in the print, web, and digital issues of magazine as well as non-exclusive reprint rights, meaning the poet retains the full copyright to their work and can reprint the work however they’d like once it’s been published in Poetry.