Here’s the next themed call from Silver Birch Press. Deadline for poetry and short prose is January 31, 2017.
As we approach the new year, thoughts turn to the number 17 — especially as it relates to that age in our lives. Frank Sinatra sang “when I was 17…” in “It Was a Very Good Year,” Janis Ian sings about it in “At Seventeen,” Arthur Rimbaud’s poem “Novel,”explores what happens at 17, and poet Larry Levis wrote “The Poet at Seventeen.” The seventeenth year in most of our lives — the passage between childhood and adulthood — was eventful, and offers rich material for poetry and prose.
PROMPT: Tell us about when you were 17 in a poem (any reasonable length) or prose piece (300 words or fewer — this word limit also applies to prose poems). We encourage you to write about specific incidents/memories rather than offer general reflections.
WHAT: Submissions can be original or previously published poems or prose. You retain…
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