We received our largest response yet to our quarterly contests this time around, and we received many fine poems among the submissions.
I enlisted Miami poet, George Franklin (winner of Sheila-Na-Gig Editions’ 2018 poetry manuscript contest) as our final judge. He selected Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, Ohio as our winner for her poems “Trigger Warnings” (which will appear in our upcoming spring issue) “Hold Fast,” and “To Those Messaging Me After My Mother’s Death.”
Other Honorable Mention Runners-Up are Jeff Burt of Mount Hermon, CA; Constance Kramer of Akron, OH, and Bonnie Proudfoot of Athens, OH. Other poets receiving Honorable Mention are Joanna Johnson of Córdoba, Spain and Joanne Monte of Hamburg, NJ. Their poems will appear in our spring issue.
Our next regular submission and contest submission deadline is May 1, 2020 for the summer issue. Guidelines are at sheilanagigblog.com The deadline for our manuscript contest is July 1, and we are now sending monthly updates on submissions. Guidelines are at: https://sheilanagigblog.com/sheila-na-gig-editions-poetry-manuscript-contest/