Submission Guidelines & Info about LUMMOX, the anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2017

Lummox5CoverThe 6th annual Lummox Poetry Anthology aka L6 (pub. Sept. 2017) and the 4th annual Lummox Poetry Contest, judged by Judith Skillman*.

Cover of L5 by Claudio Parentela of Milan, Italy

HOORAY FOR THE PATRONS!!!!! Thanks to some very kind and generous folks (who believe in what I’m up to here), the bulk of operating costs will be covered, hopefully, for Lummox 6…

BECOME A PATRON! GET TREATED LIKE A KING OR QUEEN! PATRONS MAKE THIS WORK POSSIBLE! Use this PAY PAL BUTTON for your donation! OR, make a smaller monthly donation via Pay Pal. 


Winner of the 3rd Poetry contest.
Georgia Santa-Maria of Albuquerque, NM

THE TWO MONTH READING PERIOD STARTS ON APRIL 1, 2017

WHO: anyone; return “customers” are okay; I want your best work, unpublished or previously published (just tell me where and by whom).

FOREIGN poets will receive a PDF of the book unless other arrangements can be made (for example, it costs over $21 to send 1 copy to Canada — last year I sent 34!).

WHAT: Poetry Anthology (view a sample of #4 on ISSUU)There is no theme for the 2017 issue… Essays (1500 – 2500 words) should cover some aspect of poetry or a poet biography (pitch me). I’m also looking for reviews (1000 words or less) and art (should be 300 dpi).

There is also a Poetry Contest running concurrently. To enter you must pay the $15 Reading Fee…There is no need for an extra submission — your poems for the anthology will be fine (another reason to send your very best). The winner will receive a cash prize of $100 + 40 copies of a Chapbook which will be published for the winner by Lummox Press!

HOW: Send your submission (in the body of the email, please)  via   poetraindog@gmail.com or by mail, to Lummox c/o PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733 (same applies if you are sending a check). Use the pay Pal button on the welcome page to pay your $15 reading fee for the contest  (DONATIONS to the cause are also welcome – anyone donating $25 or more will be acknowledged as a patron in the issue).

HOW TO ENTER THE 6th annual Lummox Poetry Anthology: 

Submit 2 – 3 poems, 80 lines max per poem (including spaces between sections) + a short bio (no more than 100 words) and your mailing address to  Raindog

HOW TO ENTER THE Poetry Contest: pay the $15 reading fee (non-refundable) when you submit your 2-3 poems for the Anthology.  Use the PayPal button on the Welcome page (near the top). Entrants in the poetry contest who are NOT accepted into the anthology will receive a copy of the WINNER’S chapbook.  This year’s contest will again be judged by Judith Skillman* (author of Broken Lines – The Art & Craft of Poetry among others).

THE WINNER OF THE 2017 LUMMOX POETRY PRIZE WILL BE DRAWN FROM THE LUMMOX 6 POETRY SUBMISSIONS!

Please use “poetry prize” in the subject line or instructions area at Pay Pal; or on the subject line of your check.

The first, second and third place winners will appear in Lummox #6 in a mini-feature. DO NOT submit a manuscript, unless you WIN. Then you will be asked to put one together (if you don’t already have one!) for publication in late 2017. If you aren’t interested in the chapbook prize or can’t get organized by Aug. 1, the prize will go to the second place winner!

All Contributors will also get a 10%  discount on all advertising except for the Business Card ($10) ads.

SPECIAL DEAL! GET ANY THREE LUMMOX ANTHOLOGIES (choose from 1, 2, 3 , 4 & 5) FOR ONLY $50! Email me for details.

*Judith Skillman has a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland, and has taught at University of Phoenix, Richard Hugo House, City University (Seattle, WA) and elsewhere. Her most recent collection is “The Phoenix – New & Selected Poems 2007 – 2013.” She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including The Academy of American Poets, King County Arts Commission Publication Prize, a Washington State Arts Commission Writer’s fellowship and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best of the Web and the UK Kit Award. Find her online.

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