Call for Submissions: Zingara Poetry Picks
- Call for Submissions
Zingara Poetry Picks, a weekly feature of the blog, Zinagarapoet.net,
which has a loyal following and reaches a broad range of readers, is
seeking submissions of previously unpublished poems (on-line or in
print) for the website. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines,
including stanza breaks.
The suggested monthly themes are intended as inspiration; they should
not be considered as rigid requirements. Creative and unexpected
interpretation of suggested themes is encouraged and appreciated.
Please feel free to submit poems that are even remotely connected to
the monthly theme and have confidence that all poems will be considered.
Published poets receive bragging rights and the possibility of having
their work included in a print chap-book sized anthology. Send up to
three poems and a 20-30 word biography (written in the third person),
as a Word Document attachment, to
. Be sure to include the theme in the subject line of the email. Up to
two poems per poet may be posted within a 12 month period. The editor
reserves the right not to publish a poetry pick on any given Wednesday.
(A note on formatting: poems that contain lines which are flush with
the left margin are more conducive to publication on a blog site than
those which have indentions or unusual margin settings).Themes for 2013
April’s suggested theme: The Reckoning of time. (Priority deadline,
April 1st) (one slot left!)
May’s suggested theme: Fertility. (Priority deadline, May 1)
June’s suggested theme: Marriage (success or failure). (Priority
deadline, June 1)
July's suggested theme: Something "hot." You can interpret "hot" in
many ways - temperature, a hot topic, that new guy at the
gym...(priority deadline, July 1)
August's suggested theme: Age and respect, something or someone that is
venerated. (Priority deadline, August 1)
September's suggested theme: OPEN - send your best stuff. (Priority
deadline, September 1)
October's suggested theme: Death, dying, funerals, the afterlife,
paranormal activities, ghosts, spooks, ghouls, and anything spooky.
(Priority deadline, October 1)
November: Women Poets Only (open theme)
December's suggested theme: TBA