Jeff Newberry and Brent House, the editors of The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast, are seeking poetry by poets whose lives and works have been shaped in some tangible way by the Gulf Coast region of the United States. For this anthology, we seek writers who came of age, have spent time in, or set foot in the Gulf Coast states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Each poet is asked to submit up to three poems. Unpublished work is
preferable, but the editors will consider previously-published work if
the poet owns the copyright. Poets are also asked to contribute a short
"eco-narrative," a 200-300 word discussion of how the Gulf of Mexico and
the Gulf Coast region of the United States has affected or shaped the
poet's writing. This "eco-narrative" will not only firmly ground the
poems in the actual regional space, but it will also provide an explicit
link between the poet, the poet's writing and the landscape, showing
that even in poetry that doesn't explicitly mention the Gulf Coast, the
region has established/created/implied/etc. an aesthetic and imaginative
anchor in a poet's writing.
Direct all questions to:
thegulfstreamanthology(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @).
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012. The book will be
published by Snake Nation Press; the tentative publication date is
To submit work, please visit the online submission manager.