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CONTACT: Kim Roberts
Beltway Poetry Quarterly is accepting poems for two upcoming special
issues. Please help us spread the word widely!
CALL FOR NEW POEMS ON THE IRAQ WAR
For a special issue due to be published online April 1, 2006, guest
editor Sarah Browning seeks recent poems on the war in Iraq. Topics
might include, but are not limited to: the impact on the Iraqi people,
American servicemembers, military families, and/or the American people;
Abu Ghraib and the American archipelago; opposition movements of all
kinds; the effect of war policy on life at home; personal survival in
dark times; imagining a way forward. All approaches and styles, with a
preference for poems one page and under.
Poets must live or work in the mid-Atlantic region in Washington DC,
Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, or West Virginia. Please send up to three
poems in the body of an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by December
15, 2005. (If your poem is chosen for publication, you will have a
chance to send a hard copy or an attachment, to preserve formatting.)
Previously published OK; please give publication information. Poets
previously featured in Beltway Poetry Quarterly are eligible. There are
no entry fees.
About the Guest Editor: Sarah Browning is coeditor of D.C. Poets
Against the War: An Anthology and coordinates the group of the same
name, which has been active since the first national day of poetry
against the war, February 12, 2003. Browning's recent poems have
appeared in Elixir, The Literary Review, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly.
She is the recipient of the People Before Profits Poetry Prize and the
Quadrangle Poetry Award. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she works
for The Fund for Women Artists, building public support for women
CALL FOR POEMS ABOUT WASHINGTON, DC
For a special issue to be published in July 2006, Kim Roberts and guest
editor Andrea Carter Brown seek poems celebrating Washington DC. Poems
must mention a specific location in the city by name, for example, a
street, neighborhood, park, building, or monument.
Poets living anywhere in the US are eligible; previously published
poems are acceptible if copyright has reverted to the author (author is
responsible for obtaining permissions). Poets previously featured in
the journal are eligible. There are no entry fees. Send up to 4 poems
of any length (maximum 10 pages total) by email only. Include a
one-paragraph bio. Poems must be sent in the body of the email;
attachments will not be opened. Deadline: February 15, 2006. Send to
About the co-editors: Kim Roberts is the editor of Beltway Poetry
Quarterly. Andrea Carter Brown is managing editor of the Emily
Dickinson Review, faculty member at Pomona College, and author of The
Disheveled Bed (CavanKerry Press). She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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