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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

opportunities for poets


The Cube at QUT is one of the world's largest digital display environments for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning. They've just launched a residency for digital artists and writers to develop a project that pushes creative and technological boundaries. The chosen Digital Writing Resident will get $35,000 in financial support, as well as a host of in-kind support. Applications close 3 April 2013 - for more information and guidelines, visit their website.

Mark Tredinnick is calling for submissions of poetry for Australian Love Poems 2013, to be published by new Australian press Inkerman & Blunt, a new Australian press. They are looking for poems that explore all aspects of love: the dark and the light of it and everything in between. Submissions open close at midnight 26 April 2013. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the Inkerman & Blunt website.
 
The John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize honours the spirit of a Queensland poet, haijin, editor and publisher John Knight. In its first year in 2013, this is a prize for an unpublished poetry manuscript. The winning manuscript will be edited and published by Fence Post Press, in association with Erudite Scribe Writing Editing and Publishing. The competition closes on 17 May 2013. More details available online.

The Montreal International Poetry Prize is accepting original English-language poems from around the world. A cash prize of $20,000 Canadian will be awarded to the winning entrant, and an additional fifty selected poems will be published in the Montreal Prize Global Anthology. Entries close 11:59pm GMT on 31 May 2013. Applications must be made online - visit the website for entry fee and submission details.

You are invited to submit up to three poems for a new anthology of Australian speculative poetry. The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry will be edited by Tim Jones (NZ) and P.S. Cottier (Australia) and published by Interactive Publications of Queensland 2014. Speculative poetry encompasses science fiction, horror, fantasy, and magic realism. Submissions close on 4 June 2013. Please visit the website for submission guidelines.

Dangerously Poetic Press and the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival are co-sponsoring a national poetry prize to be awarded at the festival in August. Poets are invited to write up to 40 lines on the theme Ordinary Miracles - poems of the wondrous and strange. Poetry is best equipped to find language for the ineffable, numinous moments we all experience. First prize includes $500, a 3-day pass to the festival, and publication. Submissions close 7 June 2013. Visit the website for more details.

Cordite Issue 43: MASQUE is now open for submissions, with poetry guest editor Ann Vickery. "This issue will be the Masque. An invitation is extended to displays of Devices and Mythic Mayhem, Stage Effects and Staged Affect."
Submissions close 14 June 2013. Visit the website for more details.

Black Inc. is accepting submission for The Best Australian Poems 2013 to be edited by Lisa Gorton. Please send up to three poems – recent work only, published or unpublished (previously published work must have been published after 1 August 2012). Deadline for submissions is 1 August 2013, but early submission would be appreciated. For details visit the Black Inc. website.

Thanks to Queensland Poetry Festival for this list, available originally HERE.

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