Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Dante's Heart Poetry Contest

Great news! We are launching a poetry contest for Fall 2008: click here for the contest guidelines. Ever Saskya, author of The Porch is a Journey Different from the House, will judge the contest. There is a small entry fee; first prize will receive $125 + publication in Dante's Heart: A Journal of Myth, Fairytale, Folklore and Fantasy; second prize will receive $75 + publication; and third prize will receive honorable mention + publication.

The contest looks for contemporary and vital poetry that speaks to the mission of Dante's Heart and that is concerned with the experience of wonder or with myth (whether in relation to culture, language, politics, ars poetica, etc.).

Entries are due November 2008 - this is the early news! Please spread the word - we look forward to an exciting competition and to being invigorated and challenged by the entries.

Daniel Fusch
Editor, Dante's Heart

P.S. The art piece above is grace 2 by Joel Harrison - which I have shamelessly borrowed for this blog post because I happened into it today and was startled and delighted, and had to share the piece with others who might be interested.

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