To learn about the Crab Creek Review:
From the Seattle PI, online:
Seattle's Crab Creek Review has been publishing for more than twenty-five years with a mission of "introducing you to the best writing from the Northwest and beyond."
Readers: check out the web site for the latest issue -- and better yet, buy it locally at Elliott Bay, Open Books, or Bulldog News (see the web site for other venues around the Pacific Northwest).
Writers: the review has a few deadlines coming up: a poetry contest (deadline April 30), a special issue in Ekphrastic Poetry, edited by Susan Rich (deadline May 31), and general submissions (through April 30).
Crab Creek also has a blog, which will keep you up to date on news and submission deadlines, and offers The Writer's Notebook: guest blogs from writers on various aspects of writing. I recently did a blog on writing routines (specifically, on my very random writing routine), and included a few tips for similarly scattered writers.
Crab Creek Review's 2010 Poetry Contest (Feb. 1st - May 31st)
- Submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems
- Entry fee: $10, check payable to Crab Creek Review
- Deadline for all submissions: May 31, 2010
- The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in CCR 2010 Vol. II
- All entries will be considered for publication
- Guest Judge: Crab Creek Review Advisory Board member and poet, Nancy Pagh, author of the prize winning poetry books, No Sweeter Fat (Autumn House Press, 2007) and After (Floating Bridge Press, 2008).
Please visit our contest page for complete guidelines and for more information on our guest judge, Nancy Pagh.
Special Call For Poetry Submissions: Ekphrastic Poetry (for inclusion in our 2010 Vol. II issue)
Guest Editor: Susan Rich
We begin with the visual. Ekphrastic poetry is a response in words to a painting, photograph, dance, building, sculpture, Ikea catalogue, child’s drawing, or bumper sticker. An ekphrastic poem begins with inspiration from another piece of art and with the intuitive understanding that art begets art. In a sense, the art object becomes the rough draft of the poem.
We are looking for the best ekphrastic poems, 30-lines (or less) to showcase in an upcoming issue of Crab Creek Review.
For this project, we are accepting email submissions to the email address below. To submit to this special portfolio of ekphrastic poetry, write your name and title of the submission in the subject line and then send your previously unpublished poems in the body of an email to Editor, Susan Rich at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send 3-5 poems at the most.
Also, include a short bio and contact info as well.
Deadline is May 31, 2010
Please note that we are still accepting regular submissions of poetry sent to our Seattle address for the 2010 Vol. II issue. Please see our submissions page for complete guidelines.
Susan Rich is on the Crab Creek Review Advisory Board and is the award winning author of The Cartographer's Tongue: Poems of the World (White Pine Press, 2000), Cures Include Travel (White Pine Press, 2006) and The Alchemist's Kitchen due out in spring of 2010. To learn more about Susan and her work, please visit her website: http://www.susanrich.net