SUBMISSIONS OPEN Contour Final WPL Issue 4

contour final call celebration issue 4 poster

The final WPL Contour Poetry Magazine will be produced in June after my Laureateship is handed over.

The magazine will go live in July. I will post it on this website alongside archive material from my year as Worcestershire Poet Laureate. 

Future plans

I have plans to keep Contour – either as an annual or bi-annual magazine and will be posting open submission calls over on my blog https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/ so if you are not already one of the 1,198 readers of AWF, get yourselves signed up. 

The 4th Issue will be on the theme of

Celebration/End of an Era

 

Submission Guidelines: 

Please follow these guidelines carefully or submissions will not be considered.

Submit 1-3 poems, maximum 40 lines 

in the body of an email 

Subject line CONTOUR CELEBRATION

on the theme of celebration/ end of an era.

Include a 75 word Bio written in 3rd person

to worcspl[at]gmail[dot]com

 

Poems must be previously unpublished.

We cannot accept poems containing:

bad language, indecent subject matter or quotations/material with copyright.

 

Submissions window opens 1st May and the deadline is 10th June* 6PM (GMT).

The magazine will go live in before the end of July and successful poets will be emailed a link to the journal. 

No emails will be sent to acknowledge receipt or acceptance of your submission, (see notes below).

 

*My final day as WPL.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Simply because there is not enough time…

I do not send acknowledgements for the receipt of your submission.

My role is to promote poetry so…

I do not send rejection emails. If you have not heard by the 25th July your poetry has not been successful this time. Your poetry – not YOU – rejection is not personal, despite it feeling this way.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding the decisions and publication. 

 

 

I look forward to reading your work.

Sylvie Parks

 

Nina Lewis Worcestershire Poet Laureate

 

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