Twitter Poets Call for Submissions!

The fabulous Didi Menendez and I are going to co-edit a special edition of OCHO featuring all the poets who are on the lists in the Poets on Twitter post. Submit two to four poems and one will be selected for publication. Poems must be new and not under consideration elsewhere. Poems must be emailed (no snail mail) to collinkelley@gmail.com and received by 11:59 p.m. (U.S. east coast time) on Friday, May 22. Poems should be attached as a Word Document or in the body of an email. Please put Twitter Poet Submission in your email header.

  Issues of OCHO are available in full for free online and print-on-demand copies can be purchased from Amazon. OCHO has been recognized by Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. For further information visit www.mipoesias.com. OCHO is a publication of GOSS183. Contributor copies are not offered since the issue will be available online. Scheduled launch date is June 2009.

SUBMISSION NOTE: A number of you have asked if the poems need to be 140 characters. They do not. Also, we are only accepting submissions from the two lists that appear in the original post about Poets on Twitter. I know some of you will be disappointed by this, but we had to cut it off somewhere. If the June issue is a hit, perhaps Didi will be convinced to do another issue in the future. In the meantime, keep tweeting.

Comments

stacie boschma said…
The coffee hasn't sunk in, and I did wonder for a minute if the poems should be under 140 characters. :)

Thanks for the call.
Emily A. Benton said…
this is great! i'm game.
Pris said…
This is going to be fun. You and didi..unbeatable combination! I'm 'twittering' with excitement!
christine said…
You could have started a twibe, Collin, with all the poets you've gathered. I'll tweet this.
So . . . we're only limited to 140 characters for these poems, right? ;-)
Sherry said…
Hey, thanks for including me in the list.

I'm in for the issue -- are these to be Twitter poems?
Menendez said…
Just send us your best poems. If your best is 140 characters then so be it. If your best is 3000 characters, then so be it. Give us your best. Many will be reading and you certainly want to have a good show to give.
Little Feather said…
Thank you. I have sent in my submissions. :D
Great idea to do a publication of Twitters.
Triffic! Previously unpublished even on own blog? (Most of mine have been so posted.)
PS And what about pieces that recently appeared in first (and occasionally final) draft at Poetic Asides for the April Poem A Day Challenge?
Collin Kelley said…
Rosemary, as long as they are currently not posted for reading online, send them in.
Allen Taylor said…
You can submit micropoems for a chapbook at http://www.world-class-poetry.com/micropoetry-chapbooks.html

BTW, great idea. Sorry I missed getting in on the list.
ScryptKeeper said…
This is delicious. I'm so down. Right on for rockin' the word, Colin! -s

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