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FREE ENTRY Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize + editor interview – Franciscan University Press, DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2017

Franciscan University Press is accepting 48-100 page manuscripts during August 2017 for its Jacopone da Todi Poetry Prize.  “We want work which reflects a disciple’s heart.”

I wondered how and why this poetry prize came to be, so I asked editor David Craig a few questions to find out. See my interview with Craig and a link to their submission guidelines below.


 

HOPKINSON: How/why was Jacopone da Todi Poetry Prize originally started?

CRAIG: I’ve been doing a highly thought of Christian chapbook series at Franciscan U. of Steubenville for many years, so when they re-started up the press they asked me to do a larger series.  I said I would if we’d ask for poems written “with a disciples’ heart.”  (No sense doing the same old stuff.)  Da Todi was a wonderfully strange Franciscan poet, the best known Franciscan one we could think of.  So that’s what we went with.

HOPKINSON: Where can folks send submissions?

CRAIG: Email submissions are preferred and should be sent to:
Franciscan University Press Poetry Series editor, David Craig, 26062craigs@gmail.com

HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?

CRAIG: All of the editors email addresses are on our submission page. Questions are fine, beers if they’re closer.

Click here to read submission guidelines

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 

ENTRY FEE: None

PRIZE: The winning author will receive 20 copies of the manuscript.

FORMS: 48-100 pages of poetry


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  1. ID LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL AND CLAUDIA KELLY FOR POSTING THIS ON FACEBOOK. I WAS BORN IN SPRINGFIELD,OHIO BUT LIVED MY ADULT LIFE IN SOUTHERN CA, WILL TRY TO SUBMIT MY POETRY, ……
    i am 78 and dont know flashdrives and cd roms you wanted me to submit with my poems, please have patience and understanding about my lack of experience and comprehension in this technological society,doing the best I can. never submitted poems except at Easter on Facebook ,which gave me a great lesson…a French man contacted me on facebook because he loved my religious poem and we corresponded and became emotionally close. He asked me to send him money to fly home from Africa where he was doing business and because I had just heard the pope on TV speak about being a “good samaritan”I sent him my entire savings of $900.but he never came and then wanted more money,which I did not have to give to him. He then never contacted me again and left me with a broken spirit. i know how naive it sounds,but I just think God had a plan for us both I do not know,only to pray for this man who evidently has a sociopathic lifestyle. why I am revealing this to you I am not clear about either, but thank you for listening.Marie A. Hughes , Aug4,2017

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