mardi 15 février 2011

Call for submissions : 5 x 5 = Five Poetry Journal

Five Poetry Journal is a new online magazine edited by Libby Hart that aims to showcase five poets five times a year.

The first issue of Five Poetry Journal is scheduled for publication on 5 May 2011. If you would like to submit your work for consideration please see the guidelines below.

Submission guidelines:

1. Your submission must adhere to the following guidelines.

2. Five Poetry Journal only accepts submissions by email at

3. Please send between 5-10 poems for consideration.

4. Work submitted must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are allowed on the understanding you will contact the editor of Five Poetry Journal as soon as practicable to advise if/when a poem or poems become unavailable.

5. Copyright remains with the poet. When you make a submission to Five Poetry Journal you license Five Poetry Journal to publish any or all of the material on the Five Poetry Journal website.

6. Please paste your submission into the body of your email or send a .pdf document of your work in one document. If you do not have .pdf capabilities please do not send .doc or .rtf documents as these will not be opened.

7. In the subject heading of your email please include the words 'Submission to Five Poetry Journal' and include your name in brackets -- e.g. Submission to Five Poetry Journal (Jim Joyce).

8. Please provide a brief cover letter in the body of your email outlining the poems you are submitting, as well as a 50-75 word biographical note.

9. Please allow up to 3 months for the editor of Five Poetry Journal to respond to your submission.

10. By submitting any contribution you agree that you have read and agreed to the guidelines set out above.

About the editor

Libby Hart’s first collection of poetry, Fresh News from the Arctic received the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize. She is a recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in County Monaghan, Ireland and a DJ O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship at The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne. Her poem, ‘The Briefcase Phenomenon’ was chosen for the inaugural Poetry in Film Festival in 2010 and filmmakers produced short films inspired by it. In the same year This Floating World was devised for stage and performed by Teresa Bell and Gavin Blatchford. These performances received the Shelton Lea Award for Best Group Performance at the 9th Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival Awards. This Floating World is forthcoming through Five Islands Press in 2011.


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