From the rss reader, reposted from an academic blog I subscribe to as part of gathering materials for The New Faculty Majority blog from another part of my blogging life. They intersect periodically, just as Picnic here intersects with Mountainair Arts, which should happen more often, if only to remind local arts council of our existence. No doubt it will happen more now with Manzano Mountain Scribes occupying the same mountain IRL but not yet having a web presence of its own. Likewise, more intersection of the plog (here) and the academic advocacy blog (above) seems likely too. Many poets are academics; more likely than not, mostly ntt's or gta's. I'll save the essay on the history and changing nature of literary patronage for another outing.
Four Way Books has a poetry contest that goes from January 1 to March 31, 2011.
The 2010 June 30 deadline for submitting poetry and short fiction has passed. Occasionally we read outside of the contest (January 1-March 31) and June 1-30 deadlines. Before submitting outside of these time-lines, please query us first at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we can accommodate you, we will.
In 2011, our formal reading periods are as follows
January 1-March 31, 2011
The Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize
Claudia Rankine, judge
Open to all poets, regardless of publication history
Publication of a book-length collection of poetry (approximately 48 pages of text to 80, recommended)
Submissions guidelines will be posted on the Four Way Books site at the end of December.
Four Way Books is publishing Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan's book Bear, Diamonds and Crane this spring. Claire and [the author of this announcement] are at the same college.