Monday, August 14, 2017

Call for Submissions: Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry

Call for submissions -- Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry
Our submission period runs from Aug. 1 - Oct. 1 for our second annual issue (April 2018).

Presence, an international journal planned for annual print publication each spring, is an independent journal affiliated with the Department of English, Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ, and edited by Mary Ann B. Miller, editor of the anthology, St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria, 2014). Our new associate editor is Lois Roma-Deeley. Advisory Board members are Susanne Paola Antonetta, William Baer, Paul Contino, Dana Gioia, Paul Mariani, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, and Judith Valente. We publish poems on the basis of their artistic excellence, rather than on the basis of the author's professed creed or because the subject matter is explicitly Catholic. The poems in this journal convey God’s presence in any number of ways—by exploring the intersection of matter and spirit, by depicting the struggle between belief and doubt, by questioning the faith, being surprised by it, taking joy in it, even finding humor in it. We encourage contributors to refer to our mission statement when selecting poems for submission.

Please send up to five unpublished poems, no more than two pages in length, in a single Word file, Times New Roman font (12-point). There is no fee for submission. 
Be sure that your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address appear at the top of every page of the file. The first page of the file should be a short cover letter in which you clearly state your intention to be published in the journal and provide a brief bio, as outlined on our website. 
Please attach the file to an email to the editor at:
mmillerATcaldwellDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
with the following subject line: "Submit poems to Presence." Each contributor will receive one complimentary copy of the issue. No monetary payment is possible at this time.
Our mission statement and further submission guidelines may be found on our website

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