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Congratulations to Sheila-Na-Gig online’s Spring Poetry Contest Winner: Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, OH

KariWe 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 The deadline for our manuscript contest is July 1, and we are now sending monthly updates on submissions. Guidelines are at:

About Grimmgirl

I co-founded the small press poetry magazine Sheila-Na-Gig in California in 1990. I ran the press for 10 years, producing 14 print copies of the journal. I now hold a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. I am currently an Associate Professor of English at Ohio University Southern, where I teach courses in composition, American literature, and creative writing. My poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Brock Review, Proteus, Rattle, Spillway, and the critical anthologies, The Body in Medical Culture; On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs; and Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror.

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