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 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 how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
ENTRY FEE: None
PRIZE: $300, publication, & Duotrope subscription
ANTHOLOGY DEADLINE: November 15, 2016
JOUNRAL DEADLINE: Always open, fast response time
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: poetry, fiction, artwork