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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Monday, December 17, 2012

POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA , check for guidelines now.

Last Chance: Annual Awards and Chapbook FellowshipsDeadline: December 22nd

Guidelines here

Annual Awards judges include:  
Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Cate Marvin, Alice Notley, Kevin Prufer, 
Patricia Smith, Brian Teare, David Wagoner, and Carolyne Wright  
Chapbook judges:

Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nick Flynn, Mary Ruefle, and John Yau

Each year from October to December, the Poetry Society invites 
submissions to awards for poets at all stages of their careers, 
from a high school student prize, to our Chapbook Fellowships 
or four poets who have not yet published a full-length collection, 
to our first book contest, and our award for a poet over forty who
has published no more than one book. 

Monday, December 3, 2012


Iodine Poetry Journal is seeking quality poetry, no longer than 40 lines, publishes semiannually in Spring and Fall. Only unpublished work, No simultaneous submissions, send 3-5 poems, We do not publish form, but  will consider pantoum and villanelle, Details: no on line submissions, Details:  www.iodinepoetryjournal.com/

Cream City Review Fiction Contest
Dec 31, 2012 Reading Fee $15.00 Prize is $1000.00 and publication, 20page max
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dept. of English, POBox 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201

also poetry contest Dec.31. 2012, fee $15.00 $1000.00 plus publication,  send 3-5 poems 

Wild Goose Poetry Review is a quarterly online journal of poetry, reviews, and poetry-related news, edited by Scott Owens, and located in NC.  Submit 3-5 unpublished poems typed in the body of your email, preferably in Times New Roman 12 pitch toScott Owens (asowens1@yahoo.com). No simultaneous submissions, please. Our response time is usually less than one month.

Submit no more than once per reading period. Author retains all rights. There is currently no compensation for published poems. Looking for good contemporary poetry. No particular biases. Enjoy humor, strong imagery, strong lines, narrative, lyric, etc. Not a fan of abstraction, cliche, form for the sake of form, shock for the sake of shock. As in any good poem, everything should be purposeful. If accepted, I will request a 100-word maximum comment on each poem. Choosing not to submit a comment will not alter the acceptance decision.
Poetry Society of America
National Chapbook Fellowships Judged by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection. Your entry must arrive between Oct.1, 2012 and Dec 22, 2012
Click on GUIDELINES  www.poetrysociety.org
Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park
New York, New York 10003

Sunday, December 2, 2012

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