Here at The Found Poetry Review, we’re excited to announce a new call for submissions in honor of Bloomsday 2014.
From now through May 30, 2014, we invite you to submit your erasure, cut-up and other found poetry sourced from James Joyce’s Ulysses for our upcoming special issue. The edition will be published online on Bloomsday (Lá Bloom) — June 16, 2014 — the 110th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s walk through Dublin.
Like our usual submissions process, we’re looking for previously unpublished pieces that show some intervention on the part of the poet — selecting an interesting paragraph from Ulysses, adding line breaks and calling it a found poem won’t cut the mustard. Poems should relate to the book in some way, but should not be a poetic regurgitation of the plot — think reaction, amplification, reinterpretation and translation.
Unlike our usual submissions process, this issue is one poem / one chapter / one poet. Pick your chapter, write your poem, submit your piece. If we like it, we’ll let you know ASAP — your poem will represent that chapter in our online issue, and we’ll remove the chapter from list of available ones indicated below and on our Submittable page.
Longer works will also be considered (for example, a series of poems) as long as they meet the criteria for found poetry and are still sourced from a single chapter.
Remember: submissions close Friday, May 30, 2014, or when all of the chapters have been taken.
Chapters still available (updated 5/29): 9
Bookmark this page and, when you’re ready to submit, hop on over to our Submittable page.
Questions? Post them in the comments thread or shoot them over to us at editor (at) foundpoetryreview.com