2017 Consequence Magazine Women Writing War Poetry Award Guidelines
Judge: Danielle Legros Georges.
$250 Honorarium and Publication.
SUBMIT: July 1, 2017 – September 15, 2017.
The contest is open to women and those identifying as women. All other entries will be unread.
The contest fee is non-refundable.
Entries must capture the nuances of the culture and consequences of war; the topic is not limited to military matters, but includes social, political, and cultural subjects.
All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the poem itself. Entries must be submitted online, and a non-refundable $10 entry fee is payable through PayPal.
Send no more than three poems. CONSEQUENCE will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 2 years) affiliated with the prize judge. (Previous judges have included Tom Sleigh, Afaa Michael Weaver, Brian Turner, Martha Collins, Fred Marchant, Joyce Peseroff, and Kevin Bowen.) Each poem must be formatted in 12-point font. Previously published works (print and electronic) and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Poems that do not meet submissions requirements will be disqualified. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted poem is accepted elsewhere.
Danielle Legros Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016), winner of the New England Poetry Club’s 2016 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and Maroon (Curbstone Books, 2001). Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Agni, The Boston Globe, Transition, World Literature Today, The Carribean Writer, Callaloo, Ibbetson Street, Salamandar, Poesis, Black Renaissance Noire, MaComère, The American Poetry Review, and Consequence. She has received grants and fellowships from the Barbara Deming Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. In 2014 Legros Georges was chosen as Boston’s Poet Laureate. She is a professor at Lesley University and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.