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P=Poetry, N=Nonfiction, F=Fiction
AngelHousePress invites you to send poems and visual poems for NationalPoetryMonth.ca, our celebration of poetry which takes place in April every year.
POEMS: No more than 45 lines & 250 words per poem.
VISUAL POEMS: single image per screen rather than series of images on screen
BIOGRAPHIES: 1ST or 3rd person.
WHO CAN SUBMIT: earthlings everywhere, but only on behalf of yourself, not other people.
HOW MANY POEMS/VISUAL POEMS CAN I SUBMIT: as many as you like, but it’s helpful when you submit them all in one document or group of image files as a package rather than a bunch of individual poems in separate e-mails.
CAN THE WORK BE PREVIOUSLY/CURRENTLY PUBLISHED: Yes, if you hold the copyright.
CAN THE WORK BE A TRANSLATION: yes, if you can provide written permission from the author or the estate of the author.
QUERIES & SUBMISSIONS TO email@example.com
The work will be published on NationalPoetryMonth.ca each day in April 2023 with links shared to our FB page https://www.facebook.com/AngelHousePress/ and to my personal Twitter page: @KikiFolle. The work will be online until February 28, 2024.
Poems and visual poems include stanza based, prose, digital, typewriter, Letraset/rub on letters, stamps, asemic, glitch, collage, altered books, calligraphy, photos of art installations, erasure/black out poetry, textiles, nature, ceramics, performance scores, poem objects, sculptures, handwritten, comics, mixed media, word toys, or anything else you can think of that transcends the boundaries of poetry/visual poetry. Surprise me.
Visit NationalPoetryMonth.ca to see site’s parameters and aesthetic considerations. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. I will send acknowledgements to everyone who submits in the requested format shortly after I receive the work and will send out acceptances and rejections in March, 2023.
AngelHousePress began NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. My favourite response to the poetry on NationalPoetryMonth.ca is “this isn’t poetry!”
We publish one work each day in April for a total of 30. I use the opportunity to discover potential contributors to Experiment-O.com and to our essay series.
We will give preference to submissions by women, queer, trans, BIPOC, mad, crip and neurodiverse writers and artists., especially those we haven’t heard from before, and emerging writers. You are welcome to include this information in your biography if you care to.