poetry and prose micropress contest: Birdsong
- Birdsong Micropress
305 Roebling St, #4
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Birdsong Micropress Summer 2011 Poetry + Prose Contest [Deadline: 18
New York literary zine birdsong is now accepting submissions for our
Summer 2011 Poetry + Prose Contest. A prize of $50, publication in
birdsong #15, 10 complimentary copies of the zine (edition of 300, full
color, screenprinted cover), and a featured spot in our Brooklyn
reading series in mid-June will be awarded a single person in each
category. Submit a 12 pt. standard font .doc file of up to three pages
of poetry, or 1500 words of double-spaced prose, to
birdsongmag(at)gmail.com with the subject header, “ATTN: Summer Contest
Submission” by Monday, April 18. No reading fee.
Birdsong Collective members will review entries, and results will be
e-mailed by Monday, May 9. Please include a cover page with your name,
contact information, title(s) of the work, and a three-sentence bio to
appear in the “Contributors” section of the zine. Entries will be
considered anonymously, so your name should not appear on the work
itself. All work should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous
submissions are acceptable, as long as we receive immediate
notification if entries are accepted elsewhere. One entry per person.
The Birdsong Reading Series is an integral part of birdsong’s
publication process, and as such, if you do not live in the New York
area or cannot be here in mid-June, you may wish to reconsider
submitting your work.
Contest winners will retain all rights to their work, including the
right to be identified as the author wherever and whenever their work
is published, and the right to use all or part of their work, with or
without revision or modification in compilations or other publications.
Subsequent publication should acknowledge birdsong as the original
publisher. Regular contributors to birdsong and previous contest
winners are ineligible for entry.
The Birdsong Collective and Micropress were founded in April 2008 with
four goals in mind: to foster sustained collaboration amongst artists,
musicians and writers in the form of an ongoing workshop; to
continually encourage each other to produce creative work; to host
free, public events where members can showcase works in progress; and
to circulate members’ creative endeavors in a low-cost, easy to
reproduce, and high-frequency format. Birdsong members share
commitments to social movements of feminism, anti-racism, queer
positivity, class-consciousness, and DIY cultural production. These
commitments inform our creative work in many ways, ranging from the
concrete to the theoretical to the experimental.