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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gay and Lesbian Poetry Anthologies

BEST GAY POETRY edited by Lawrence Schimel
and
BEST LESBIAN POETRY edited by Linda Alvarez

For the 2008 editions of this exciting new series celebrating the best
in gay/lesbian poetry, A Midsummer Night's Press invites submissions
of poems PUBLISHED during 2007.

Poems can have appeared in print or online magazines, journals, or
anthologies; we are also willing to consider poems from books or
chapbooks first published in 2007, even if the poem was originally
published previously in periodicals, so long as the poet has the right
to reprint the poem.

We are open to all styles of poetry, from formal to free verse; we are
likewise open-minded in terms of content, so long as it somehow fits
(even if pushing the boundaries of) what might be considered "gay
poetry" or "lesbian poetry".

We are willing to consider slam poetry, so long as it has been
published in text form, not merely performed; the poem must also work
on the page, for these anthologies.

We are open to English-language poetry from all over the world, and
actively look to include non-North American voices.

Please title documents with the poet's surname.

Please include contact information (both street and email address),
bio, and where the poem was published WITHIN the .doc file, as
documents will be read separately from the emails.

Submissions from individual poets or queries should be sent by email
in .doc format to one of the following addresses, as appropriate:

BestGayPoetry@gmail.com
or
BestLesbianPoetry@gmail.com

Deadline is December 1, 2007.

1 comment:

Rich said...

"We are willing to consider slam poetry, so long as it has been
published in text form, not merely performed; the poem must also work
on the page, for these anthologies."

--TRANSLATION: Your poems...DAMMIT, STAND STILL AND LISTEN!...your poems must not suck. Mmkay?