Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Stony Thursday Book
"The Stony Thursday Book is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets for the next issue which will be published in Limerick, Ireland, as part of Cuisle, Limerick City International Poetry Festival* in October 2010. The Stony Thursday Book was founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975, and has also been edited by Mark Whelan, Kevin Byrne, Patrick Bourke and Knute Skinner and Thomas McCarthy. This year the editor will be Mark Whelan.
The Stony Thursday Book is one of the longest-running literary journals in Ireland and celebrated its 30th Anniversary Edition in 2005.Poetry submissions are now being accepted for issue No. 9 which will be published in October 2010. Closing date for submissions is August 13th 2010. How to submit: Send no more than 6 poems. When submitting poems, write your name and address on each page. Send poems to : The Arts Service, Limerick City Council, City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick. Please mark your envelope: The Stony Thursday Book. Or by email : email@example.com
(you may submit by email in word format with your name and details on each page)
Further information from: The Arts Service, Limerick City Council
Telephone : 061 407363 or 061 407421
*Cuisle, Limerick City International Poetry Festival will take place in
Limerick from 13th - 16th October"
I submitted last year, guess I wasn't successful as the only correspondence I got was an invite to the launch a few weeks after it was over! But what if...
Even so, will submit as it looks like a nice publication, would love to have work published in a fat book for a change (I rush to add that I'm grateful to be published anywhere! Am now bowing graciously to all editors in the universe...)
Can poems/stories published on a personal blog, or group writing blog be submitted as previously unpublished? Mslexia Magazine says, more or less, if your work has been published and been through a selection process, or won a prize - it's not eligible - but posted on a blog seems to be okay for them.
I imagine its the same for most publications, though I think any writing I post and later choose to submit somewhere, I'll save temporarily as a draft until I get invited to the already over launch party...or maybe even...
Will keep the faith, have had a few rejections on the poetry front in the last couple of weeks, enough to make me contrary enough to keep sending them out!