Memorious Seeking Submissions for Art Song Contest
The Editors of Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction are pleased to announce our fourth art song contest. Guest Composer Elizabeth A. Kelly will select one poet's work to set in an original composition, and the winning poem/s and a recording of Kelly's work will be published online in an issue of Memorious. (Finalists will also be considered for publication in Memorious.)
To enter the contest, please submit a poem sequence or set of poems to our Submittable page. Because we want to remain open to a variety of works, we do not have restrictions for the number of lines or sections, but please visit our website to get a sense of the average length of the three previous winning works in Issue 14, Issue 17, and Issue 20. You can also learn more about the tradition of art song from this introduction by our former art song contest producer Eric Malmquist.
Please note that we are not looking for song lyrics. The tradition of art song is one in which poems are set in musical compositions. Please send us poems only.
The poem/s must be previously unpublished, and we ask that you do not simultaneously submit this work. (Why? Because if the composer falls in love with your poem, we don't want to have to take the opportunity of working with it away from her!) We will do our best to notify you as quickly as possible if you have been eliminated from the contest. We will accept only one entry per poet. There is no charge for entering the contest.
We will accept submissions through December 1st.
Thank you for your interest in our mission to bring poets and composers together! We look forward to reading your work.
Guest Composer/Judge: Elizabeth A. Kelly is an American/British composer currently based in the United Kingdom. Her works have been performed at major venues throughout the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in the UK and the Gaudeamus Festival in the Netherlands. She is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham.