THE SMOKING POET: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – WINTER 2008-09!
THE SMOKING POET publishes flash fiction; fiction; nonfiction; poetry; feature author interview; feature poet; feature artist; book and cigar reviews. We publish work that ignites our imagination, inflames our passion, leaves us with a smoky aftertaste. The Smoking Poet also shares an extensive list of links and resources for writers and the cigar aficionado.
Submissions open year round. Send with editor's attention in subject line: poetry to Zinta Aistars; fiction, general non-fiction and cigar-themed fiction/ non-fiction/poetry and cigar reviews to J. Conrad Guest. For book reviews, please query first.
TSP's FIRST ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST is also underway! Check our site for special submission guidelines. Honorary judge is poet extraordinaire, Dorianne Laux. Submissions not following guidelines will NOT be accepted. Winners published in Winter 2008-09 issue. $5 entry fee per 3 poems. Cash prizes. Subject line: "Contest/Last Name."
For full submission guidelines for general and contest entries, along with contact information, visit:
The Smoking Poet's First Annual Poetry Contest is open to all poets everywhere, new, experienced, or smoky.
An entry fee of $5 per submission of 3 poems is required, payment to be made through PayPal. We will send you an invoice upon receipt of your entry.
Entries must be submitted as a Word doc file in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and each poem must appear on a separate page. The author's name, address, and telephone number must appear in the upper right hand corner. Line count must not exceed 30. You may send as many entries as you like, but a $5 entry fee will be invoiced for each set of 3 or less poems. Please include a short bio in the body of your e-mail.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three poems: first prize, $100; second prize, $50; third prize, $25, and one honorable mention will receive a copy of SMOKE by Dorianne Laux. The contest winners will be published in the winter issue of The Smoking Poet, online in mid December 2008.
Submission deadline for the contest is November 30, 2008. Please send your submission with the subject line stating CONTEST/Last Name to thesmokingpoet.gmail.com
Panel of judges includes Zinta Aistars, managing editor of The Smoking Poet; Dorianne Laux, poet extraordinaire; J. Conrad Guest, co-founder of The Smoking Poet.