Saturday, January 9, 2010

Call for Submissions: Nebraska women poets

The Backwaters Press is now accepting submissions for The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets through December 31st of 2010, for expected publication in Spring of 2012.

Contributors must be Nebraskan women, which includes all women born or currently residing in Nebraska. Poets who have previously lived in Nebraska for a period of not less than 10 years, will also be considered. We ask that all submissions include a brief statement describing the author’s connection to the state of Nebraska. Poetry submissions need not specifically address Nebraska issues or geography, though both are certainly welcome.

The Backwaters Press, an independent press based in Nebraska, has published numerous award-winning titles, including the anthology Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (2003) which received two Nebraska book awards. Several poets published by the press have had poems from their books read on The Writer’s Almanac by Garrison Keillor.

Please send 3-5 previously unpublished poems (10 pages maximum) to: theuntidyseason(at) (replace (at) with @) .

Include a cover letter with brief bio and statement describing your connection to Nebraska. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Poems should be submitted both as an attachment (rtf, doc, or docx) and pasted in the body of the e-mail. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred; however, snail mail submissions may be sent to:

P.O. Box 8067
Omaha, NE 68108.

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