HOW TO ENTER THE 2018 LUMMOX 7 CONTEST & POETRY ANTHOLOGY
The Lummox Poetry Anthology & Poetry Contest has been evolving since it began. Each year has brought a new wrinkle to be dealt with. This year’s wrinkle was the realization that I can no longer afford to give away free copies. All entrants to the poetry contest will receive a PDF of LUMMOX 7 for their $15 reading fee. Non contest entrants (USA) will receive either a PDF copy, or can buy a copy for $10 (that’s 60% off retail!)
If you can come to any of the several Readings presented by Lummox, you will get a free copy as a reward for your efforts. Readings are held in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Ventura, Sacramento/San Francisco, Santa Fe and other locations (TBA).
I hope that this change will be embraced by the poetry community, as I have been working for too little for too long!!
LAST YEAR’S WINNING CHAPBOOK – Mary McGinnis of Santa Fe, NM
Mary received 30 copies plus a cash prize of $100 (which she kindly donated back to Lummox Press to help with operational costs)!
All Contest Entrants will receive a free PDF of Lummox 7!
Poetry Contest and Anthology SUBMISSIONS will open on April 1, 2018 & close on May 31, 2018.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and the option of a chapbook, published by Lummox Press (20 copies are given as part of the prize – but if you don’t have a manuscript, you can opt for just the money); plus a mini-feature (along with 1st & 2nd runners up) in the anthology. Contact for questions.
There is no theme for LUMMOX 7 or the Poetry Contest.
THIS YEAR’ S CONTEST WILL BE JUDGED BY THELMA T. REYNA.
The Reading Fee is non-refundable. Please use the PayPal button below.
POETRY CONTEST GUIDELINES —
SUBMIT $15 reading fee via the PayPal donate button (below) no later than May 31, 2018 and send 3 poems via email to RD Armstrong – payment can be made via the Pay Pal button below (preferred) or by check made out to LUMMOX PRODUCTIONS and sent to Lummox Press, 3127 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA 90814. Please read the next 2 paragraphs:
You must hold all rights to the POETRY. Submit, via email, 3 poems and include your NAME, your PEN NAME (if different), your CONTACT INFO and a short bio (100 words or less).
The Winning poet will be given the option to provide a manuscript of up to 56 pages in a single document* and sent to Raindog. The winning chapbook may include poems previously published in a periodical, anthology, or on the web but the manuscript as a whole must not have been published as substantially the same work. Please provide where and when the work previously appeared.
*If you opt for the chapbook, the manuscript must be received no later than Oct. 31!
LUMMOX 7 POETRY ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Each poem will contain no more than 80 lines (including spaces between title and stanza/verses).
Use Times New Roman 12 pt font. DO NOT format in any way (we’ll take care of that). The text must be written in English and must be solely the author’s work.
Please, no Simultaneous submissions.
For previous examples of poetry, please look at a copy of LUMMOX 4, the anthology published by Lummox Press. Lummox Press does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, race or sexual orientation, but is very discriminating in choosing the work it publishes. This means that we want your best work!
The deadline is May 31, 2018. Pay with the Donation button below. All entrants who don’t get into the anthology or the poetry contest will receive an E- copy of a previous winning chapbook.
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Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and write Lummox Prize in the subject line.
Please check the website, http://www.lummoxpress.com/lc/, for updates and further information. The winner and finalists will be announced via email.
Questions regarding PRINT submission can be sent via email address above or via mail to this address: Attn: Poetry Prize c/o 3127 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA 90814