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FREE Poetry Contest, $300 cash prize + publication – The Jane Lumley Prize via Hermeneutic Chaos, DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2016

janelumleyprizePer the Hermeneutic Chaos Journal web site, “Jane Lumley was primarily a translator, and was the first writer to translate Euripedes into English. However, she was also a prolific author and wrote over 120 poems in her lifetime. These never found publication due to the societal inhibitions placed on women in the sixteenth century English society.

The Jane Lumley Prize is awarded annually to a poet whose written work revels in the full spirit of creating a literary architecture that inspires the readers to engage with its being beyond the words and feelings that constitute it.”

There is no fee to submit, but if you are able, please consider a $3 donation with your entry to support their efforts in the literary community.

Talented writer and poet E. Kristin Anderson is the judge for the contest. You can read more about her and forthcoming chapbook We’re Doing Witchcraft here.

This contest is being co-sponsored by Hermeneutic Chaos and Duotrope. The winner will not only receive $300 cash prize, but also a one year subscription to Duotrope, a subscription-based service for writers that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, and nonfiction markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, a personal submissions tracker, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points they’ve gathered on the publishers they list.

Hermeneutic Chaos Journal publishes six online literary editions of their journal each year, in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. They also publish up to seven chapbooks every reading period through their press.

They are also currently open for regular submissions for upcoming issues as well as a themed anthology entitled Milk Teeth, “inspired by curiously collected moments of childhood that are ephemeral yet enduring.”

For more info on Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, check out their About page and if you subscribe to Duotrope you can read their interview with the editors here.

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.


Click here to submit to the Jane Lumley Prize (FREE Contest)

DEADLINE: November 1, 2016

ENTRY FEE: None

PRIZE: $300, publication, & Duotrope subscription

FORMS: poetry 

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/15928


Click here to submit to Hermenautic Chaos Journal

ANTHOLOGY DEADLINE: November 15, 2016

JOUNRAL DEADLINE: Always open, fast response time

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction, artwork

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/14483


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4 replies »

  1. Hi Trish,

    Thank you so much for the post about the contest, I was wondering if poets written by children are eligible? I work at DC SCORES and we are a nonprofit that provides Soccer, Poetry and service learning in 60 sites across washington DC and we host the largest Poetry Slam competitoon for elementary and middle schools in DC. Was wondering if i can get some of our Poet-Athlete kids to submit their poems or if there is an age limit. Looking forward to hear from you. In the meantime you can also check http://www.DCSCORES.org for more information about us.

    Best, Duha

    On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:21 AM, Trish Hopkinson wrote:

    > tlhopkinson posted: “Per the Hermeneutic Chaos Journal web site, “Jane > Lumley was primarily a translator, and was the first writer to translate > Euripedes into English. However, she was also a prolific author and wrote > over 120 poems in her lifetime. These never found publicat” >

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