Cover of L7 by Richard M. Grove of Brighton, Canada
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS –
THE ONE MONTH READING PERIOD STARTS ON APRIL 1, 2019 and ends April 30th! Please take note!
The 8th annual Lummox Poetry Anthology aka L 8 (pub. Sept. 2019) and the 6th annual Lummox Poetry Contest, judged by TBA.
L 8 anthology FEE: $5 per poem
6th Annual Contest: $15 per entry
The Lummox Motto: GAME NOT FAME
The LUMMOX poetry anthology and poetry contest offers a unique view into the Small Press/Underground Arts and Literary world. It’s free ranging approach allows the reader access to poetry, poetics and art, from beginners to established…and serves as a source for inspiration. But one thing for sure, if you don’t have “Game” you might as well go home, because “Fame” means very little here… It’s the poem that matters, not who the poet is. The Small Press may be a medium sized pond, but it’s teeming with life! I try to provide a “showcase” for as many of these talented folks as I can (usually 140 to 160).
This is the second year of the Angela C. Mankiewicz Poetry Prize which currently awards $500 for first place, $150 for second place and $50 for third place. The winners and honorable mentions (if any) are featured in a special section in LUMMOX 8, as well as in a chapbook.
WHO CAN ENTER: anyone; return “customers” are okay; I want your best work, unpublished or previously published (just tell me when and by whom). Just make sure that you’ve proofed your submission! There is no theme for the 2019 issue (but that may change).
HOW TO ENTER THE 8th annual Lummox Poetry Anthology:
Pay the $5 per poem fee (use the “donate” button above*) and submit your poems (5 max), 80 lines or less per poem (including spaces between sections) + a short bio (no more than 100 words) and your mailing address to Raindog.
I’m also looking for essays/articles (1500 – 2500 words and should cover some aspect of poetry or a poet biography… pitch me). I’m also looking for reviews (1000 words or less) and art (I like my art on the moody side and it should be 300 dpi). Same $5 fee applies for articles and reviews…no charge for the art.
HOW TO ENTER THE Angela C. Mankiewicz Poetry Contest:
Pay the $15 reading fee (non-refundable). Use the PayPal button above. *If you prefer to pay by check or M.O. please make it out to Lummox Productions in the amount of $15 and mail to: Lummox – 3127 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA 90814. Please use “poetry prize” to identify what it’s for; or on the subject line of your check/MO.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL! I try not to send out too many emails (saves confusion) but please read the ones that I send you (important info within)…don’t be the one who tells me they didn’t have time to read it and wants special treatment. Hell! I don’t get lauded for what I do…remember it’s all about your game!