Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Call for music-themed speculative poetry: Eye to the Telescope

Issue 16 of Eye to the Telescope will be edited by Diane Severson. They pay 3 cents a word if your poem is accepted.

“I'm looking for speculative poetry about music and song, musical forms or in which music plays an integral role. Take inspiration from Pythagoras’ or Kepler's “Music of the Spheres” (Musica universalis) or from Dr. Who’s version. Think “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes, “Hymn to the Night” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Bruce Boston's Rhysling-placing poem (2014) “Music of the Stars.” Or even poems inspired by actual music/songs. The poems may be in any form, but I will give formal poetry special consideration.”

Eye to the Telescope, a quarterly online journal, began publishing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative poetry in 2011, under the auspices of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Its editors are selected by the current SFPA president and change with each issue; as a result, editorial policies change with each issue as well.

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