Monday, July 21, 2014

The Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest

Editor, Johnny Longfellow, of Midnight Lane Gallery is hosting a Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest. The submission period closes on July 31, 2014.

Per their web page: Poets are invited to submit poetry written in response to our Grand Opening show’s overall theme, an image within the show, or to the music contained therein. Broadly speaking, we seek poetry submissions that can (un)comfortably inhabit the same space as said art and music. More specifically, we seek short poems between 1 to 8 lines. Free verse, syllabic, or (rhymed-) metrical verse are all acceptable. Please submit no more than 8 poems, and do so only once during our current reading period. We will be seeking First Rights / Rights to Republish On Site. All republication rights will return to poets on October 1, 2014, when we announce our top contestants in The Curtained Room. Please, do not send previously published work or simultaneous submissions–we’ll provide a reasonably swift response time of 21 days or less. Our submission window opens May 17, 2014, and closes July 31, 2014, Eastern Standard Time. Work received prior to or after said dates will not be considered. Read full guidelines here.
Thus far, work from ten poets, including myself, have been accepted for the "Open Screening." You can read them all here.