Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ISO Political Poetry & Prose

Does the election year have you hot and bothered? Are you looking for a place where people will appreciate your insightful, artful observations about the political scene? Then this call for submissions might be for you (I like that they will consider previously published work):

The November Third Club, an online literary journal seeking to "up the ante" of literary political writing, wants poetry and prose that resonates with a political message and rises above mere rhetoric and rant. Our emphasis is political literature, unabashedly left-wing.

The poetry submissions pile is presently anemic, so please check our latest issue, http://www.november3rdclub.com/11-07/poetry/index.html, which includes poets such as Rita Dove, Sam Hamill, Marty McConnell, Sherman Pearl, Arthur Sze and Shole Wolpe, then send YOUR best work.

Deadline is March 15—earlier is even better.

Guidelines for all genre submissions:

Previously published material is fine as long as the original publisher is acknowledged and the author retains the copyright. Unless directly solicited by the editors, previously published material is, however, given less of a priority than unpublished submissions. (Although really, if we love it, we'll probably publish it.) Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. Please acknowledge The November Third Club if material it published first is reprinted elsewhere.

Unsolicited submissions will only be accepted via e-mail: nov3rdsubmissions@yahoo.com
Please note whether the submission is poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction in the subject line of the e-mail. Unmarked submissions may be deleted unread. Please submit no more than three to five poems, or ten pages of prose.

Please put your name and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail. Please also include a short bio, no more than 200 words, in the body of the e-mail. The submissions themselves can be either in the body of the e-mail or in an attached Word file. No other formats will be considered. The deadline for the next quarterly issue is March 15th. We cannot pay anyone for their work as of this time.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.