2012 WISCONSIN POETS’ CALENDAR Submission Guidelines
Cities and towns are often under-represented when poets write about WI, so we hope you will think about the alleys (urban) and valleys (rural) life /imagery in WI when you send us submissions. Please interpret this
suggestion broadly, however; we will consider all poems with a WI connection. Poets must be 18 or older and live in WI (or have some connection to the state) to submit.
Submission period is from Nov. 1, 2010 to Feb. 1, 2011. Poems received before or after those dates will not be considered. Early submissions are encouraged.
We prefer e-mail submissions; however, we will accept snail-mail submissions if you do not have e-mail. E-mail submissions to:
jjohannes7(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail) with
“Cal sub: (Last nameFirst name)” as the subject line, or snail-mail to:
Wisconsin Poets' Calendar
c/o Jeffrey and Joan Wiese Johannes
800 Ver Bunker Avenue
Port Edwards, WI 54469-1126
Please do not paste poems with unusual formatting in the body of an e-mail; we prefer .doc or .rtf attachments. We will confirm receipt of e-mail submissions by e-mail, and let you know immediately if we cannot open your attachment. Please send a self-addressed stamped postcard if you would like confirmation of snail-mail arrival. We will carefully consider all poems and respond by April 15, 2011.
Please include the following with your submission:
Contact information (name. address, e-mail address, phone number)
Biographical note of fewer than 50 words. (We may need to edit biographies longer than three lines)
Up to 3 typed poems:
Max. of 32 lines/poem, including title and spaces (shorter is better)
Publication information if previously published
Single-spaced, standard font
We prefer poems that are not centered