Guidelines for Poetry Submissions - Mountain Gazette
Way of the Mountain
Poetry Submission Guidelines
Editor – Art Goodtimes
short swift poems
with a mtn zen
clear as cut glass
& just as dangerous
Unsolicited poems welcome.
My bias leans towards short pieces that explore what Dolores LaChapelle called “bardic poetry”. See her Sacred Land Sacred Sex Rapture of the Deep — if you can find a copy, as it’s out-of-print. LaChapelle would say that bardic poetry is an attempt to speak for place, for those things that cannot speak for themselves – water, plants, critters and rocks — and, secondly, to speak for the human tribe of a place.
But all styles and schools are welcome.
Due to space constraints, you need to say a lot with less, like the Chinese masters of old (5,6,7, maybe 8 lines max).
Due to format constraints, all poems will be column centered with relatively short line breaks.
Attribution will be two or three lines: 1) name, 2) place, and 3) (optional) honor, title, blog or claim to fame
For email submissions, include snailmail addy and phone number, and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For snailmail submissions, include snailmail and email addys, phone number, and (optional) self-address stamped postcard (or envelope). But submitted hardcopy poems will not be returned without sufficient postage. Send them to:
P.O. Box 207
Norwood CO 81423
You must own the copyrights to any piece you send us.
We don’t require first use rights, but poems published on-line or in national journals (except litzines) are ineligible.
We’ll want exclusive one-time hardcopy rights for the magazine, non-exclusive on-going on-line rights, and a possible one-time non-exclusive future anthology right.
Upon publication, we’ll send you a copy of the issue you’re in, and enter your piece in our annual Way of the Mountain Poetry Prize contest.