It’s early days, but I’ve decided that NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017 will be a celebration of women: women of colour, indigenous women, trans women, the famous, the notorious, the well known, the unknown, the forgotten, the murdered, the abused, the healing, family members, friends, women from all sexual orientations, all walks and stations of life, all ages, all sizes, all religions, no religion, all cultures.
Established and emerging poets and artists of all genders worldwide are welcome and encouraged to send poetry, collages, graphic comics, asemic writing, visual art, visual poems, book art, imaginary letters and anything else you can think to celebrate women.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: .doc, .docx, rtf files
Length: no more than 45 lines or 250 words.
Art and visual poetry: jpg files
Number of pieces/poems: unlimited.
Video/Audio: I’m not sure. Send it and we’ll see if we can publish.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Publication status: work can be previously published or unpublished as long as you hold copyright.
Required: short bio in first or third person; contributor photograph.
Response: I will send you an acknowledgement of receipt within a day or so, probably sooner. I will send out acceptances and rejections in March, 2017.
“The moment of change is the only poem.”
― Adrienne Rich
“The more we exist outside the system, the more creative we are.”
I started NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. My favourite response to the poetry on NationalPoetryMonth.ca is "this isn't poetry!"
We publish one poem/piece of art each day in April for a total of 30 poems/pieces. I use the opportunity to discover potential contributors to Experiment-O.com and to the AngelHousePress limited edition chapbook series, as well as our essay series.
AngelHousePress, established in 2007 by Amanda Earl, publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels through its limited edition chapbook series, NationalPoetryMonth.ca, an annual celebration of poetry in April, Experiment-O.com, an annual online PDF magazine that comes out in November, and its online essay series. Please visit AngelHousePress.com for more information, and to sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about calls for submission and activities.
I welcome any queries, comments or suggestions you have.
Please kindly share this call with every artist and poet you know.
On this wretched day, we need to find ways to uplift each other. There is solidarity in strength and creativity.
yr fallen angel,
Ottawa, Wednesday, November, 9, 2016
PS: if there was ever a time for your essays on art, creativity, poetry, solidarity, now is it. Visit AngelHousePress.com to see our call for essays, rants, manifestos, interviews, reviews.