Swords Publishing July 2011 Newsletter
current issue, please see
the 2011 Cyclamens and Swords Poetry Contest!
Bar-Lev , Johnmichael Simon , Guest Judge: Ricky Rapoport
First prize is $300, second prize $100, third prize $50 and
seven honorable mentions. Entry fee $5 per poem, $10 for 3
poems or $15 for 6 poems.
Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in
our winter issue.
A chapbook containing the winning poems and the honorable
mentions will be published and presented to the winners in
addition to their cash prize.
period: July1st until 30th November 2011.
What to submit: this is an open contest for poetry of any
style or theme. Your entry should be your own original work.
You may submit the same poem(s) simultaneously to this
contest and others and you may submit poems that have been
published elsewhere, as long as you own the online
publication rights. Only poems that have previously won
prizes may not be submitted. Length: Poems not to exceed 30
lines length (excluding title and spaces between stanzas).
About this year's Guest Judge - Ricky Rapoport Friesem
Ricky Rapoport Friesem is a poet, writer and documentary
filmmaker. Her work has appeared in numerous publications,
among them Moment, The Jewish Daily Forward, Lucidity,
Poetica Magazine, Voices Anthology. Her prizes and
honorable mentions include Lilith Magazine’s
2007 Charlotte Newberger Poetry Competition, the 2007 Reuben
Rose Memorial Poetry Competition, the Miriam Felicia
Lindberg Peace Poetry Contest. Her essay House of David won
first prize in the 2010 Women in Judaism Journal's
Annual Competition. Her poetry collection Parentheses
was awarded first prize in Writer's Digest
2007 International Self-Published Book Awards. She was named
International Senior Poet Laureate by the Amy Kitchener
Foundation in 2010.
We are still accepting submissions for our August Issue:
submissions on any subject.
§ Short stories on any subject.
§ And of course, interesting and high quality artwork
§ For submission guidelines, please go to:
in our Bookshop
Outskirts by MJD Algera
The Strange Malady of Mr.3 by Johnmichael
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