Sunday, 11 April 2010

Abridged call for submissions

Via the lovely Nuala at Women Rule Writer blog.

Abridged is lovely publication out of Derry that, at least as far as my own stuff, seems to print the more quirky poems I have. They also take art.

This time the theme is Magnolia.

Deadline: 21st May.

They say: 
In the world of colour charts and iconic English sheepdogs, Magnolia represents the fence-sitting hue that neither offends or accosts the senses. Adorning the walls of TurnKey packaged homes of first-time buyers or haunting the corners of final destination rest homes of howls and despair, Magnolia stalks us from the cradle to the grave. It is the bastard offspring of white: it is the disgraced sibling of beige. It is nothingness yet it is everywhere. It is Abridged 0 – 21.

A maximum of 3 poems may be submitted of any length. Art can be up to A4 size and can be in any media. It should be at least 300 dpi. Submissions can be emailed to or posted to:
Abridged c/o The Verbal Arts Centre,
Stable Lane and Mall Wall,
Bishop Street Within,
Derry BT48 6PU.


Words A Day said...

hi, that sounds interesting,and its good to know what kind of work a publication has a soft spot for so thanks. congrats on the hennessy, have to say i'm addicted to the emerging writer blog, so i look forward to meeting you!

Peter Goulding said...

Intrigued by the line - "they take some of the more quirky poems I have"
Does this imply you have poems that are not quirky?

Emerging Writer said...

Hi Niamh

See you there then. Should be fun, if nerve-racking.

Peter, yes I have many poems with no quirks whatsoever. Some of them are even quite good