Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets–A Tie for Winner!

This year, two poems submitted for the Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets were so exceptional, they both had to win.  That’s right:  we had a tie!  Both Ivy Marie Clarke, for her poem “Where to Find Poetry,” and Rema Shbaita, for her poem “Palestine is Upsidedown” will win the $100 prize, and their work will appear in the Fall issue.  Congratulations to Ivy and Rema, and to all the Finalists!

Rema Shbaita is a graduate of UC, Riverside and a former Co-Editor in Chief of The Mosaic Art & Literary Journal est. 1959She doesn’t consider dandelions weeds and is allergic to grass. She enjoys media about found families and slap-dash friendship groups. She’s working on getting into a PhD program for educational research.

Ivy Marie Clarke is an emerging writer and photographer from Georgia, where she is studying Creative Writing and English Literature at Mercer University. She is currently a preceptor for English classes at her university and an intern at Macon Magazine.

The Finalists:

      • “Hills (for Bia),” McKenzie Hurder
      • “On the Edge,” Christine Kannapel
      • “Self Portrait with a Hare,” Reuben Gelley Newman
      • “Self Portrait as Expatriated Sapling in North Beijing,” Benjamin Stallings

Hijito

Last year’s International Poetry Contest winner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, will be in Atlanta to promote his new poetry collection Hijito at Spoke ATL on Sept. 13th.  Can’t make the reading?  Check out his book.

And in case you missed his winning poem “Underground” from 2018, you can read it here.

Got a new book out?  Let us know!

 

 

Our Submittable Portal Is Open Again!

Did you miss us while we were closed to online submissions?  Of course you did.  And we missed you too!

Our doors are open once more!  You can start sending us your wonderful poems at Submittable.  We are ready for a new batch.  (Though tbh we’re still making our way through contest subs, so we ask  for our contest submitters’ continued patience while we finish reading your work–we received nearly 475 submissions this year).

Hope you’re having a great summer writing your hearts out!

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Summer Hiatus Beginning 6/1

It’s summer which means we’re about to take a month off from receiving new work so that we can catch up on all the general/ contest submissions you’ve sent us—well, we will try anyway!

Our Submittable portal will be closed from June 1-30 for general submissions.  (Of course, you can always snail mail us work in June if you simply MUST send us your poems.)

We will re-open for new submissions on July 1st.

Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers–Send Us Your Subs!

Attention undergraduate poets–here’s a bright idea for you:

Would you like to see your poem in print AND win $100 prize?  Of course you would!

The Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers is open to undergraduate students from 18-23, and it’s free to enter.  (You just need a Submittable account, which is also free, to submit your work.)

Send us two of your best poems, each under 40 lines long, and a recommendation letter from a professor or an adult who knows your writing well and can attest that it’s your own work.

The contest is open until June 1st!  Enter here.

(And creative writing professors–please send your brilliant student poets our way!)