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.
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
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
Poems must be previously unpublished.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.
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.
Nina Lewis Worcestershire Poet Laureate