Monday, February 23, 2015

Horror Poetry Showcase coming in April


To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Horror Writers Association is holding their second annual HWA Horror Poetry Showcase in April 2015. Open to all poets, the Showcase will accept submissions throughout April with four poems chosen by HWA member judges to be honored on the HWA website.

Submission Guidelines:
 Submissions will be accepted via Submittable from April 1-30, 2015 and all rights will remain with the poets. Those interested in submitting should visit www.horror.org on or after April 1 to access the submissions link. Submissions are open to all, whether HWA members or not.

According to the organizers, they are "looking for more than “blood, guts, worms,” etc. Just being “icky” isn’t enough. Poetry up to fifty lines. Free verse preferred; (hint: no forced rhyme or clich├ęs). Unpublished poems only (though previously published poets are, of course, welcome)."

At the judge’s discretion, an electronic chapbook of qualifying poems will be considered for publication under the aegis of HWA. Each poem chosen for publication will be paid $5.

 For the 2015 Showcase the judges will be Linda Addison, Peter Adam Salomon, and Heather Graham.

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