LCP Chapbook Series: Fresh Voices Edition

LCP Chapbook Series: Fresh Voices Edition

LCP Chapbook series presents Fresh Voices: Tending the Fire. For associate members of the league. Deadline is January 31, 2020.

The LCP Chapbook Series is now accepting submissions for a chapbook that will spotlight the work of emerging voices in Canadian Poetry. With this chapbook the League will showcase the voices, community, and incredible poetic writing of poets across Canada. Joan Conway (Associate Member Representative for the League) and Blaine Marchand (professional poet and Past President of the League) will act as editors for this chapbook.

The publication of this chapbook has been funded through a generous donation from a League member who is dedicated to supporting and mentoring emerging poets.

Tending the Fire

The theme of this chapbook publication will be Tending the Fire — Poetry that calls to your relationship with fire, whether it be in the smoldering state, smoke plumes, or full flame, this is an invitation to explore the power that fire holds for you, This theme may also be a personal interpretation of the spark that ignites from within.

Publication in this chapbook is open to Associate members of the League of Canadian Poets. Poets may submit 1-3 poems for consideration. The editors will select 1-2 poems by 10-25 poets.

The chapbook will be designed and hand-sewn by Nicole Brewer, the League’s Administrative Director and one half of the words(on)pages team. Contributors will receive payment of $25 per published poem plus 3 copies of the chapbook. There is no submission fee.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2020. The chapbook will be published in May 2020 in a limited-edition run.

Submission guidelines:

  • Poetry submissions may consist of one to three previously unpublished (print or online) poems in any style (including prose poems).
  • Length is flexible, though poems longer than 2 pages will be considered only if they are of exceptional quality and no longer than 4 pages.
  • Include a cover letter with your name, email address, and a short (100 words or under) bio.
  • All submissions should be in doc, docx, or PDF format and should include no identifying information (all submissions will be blind-reviewed)
  • All submissions must be sent to info@poets.ca
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately.
  • Submissions are open to Associate Members of the League of Canadian Poets. If you are a Canadian poet who is interested in becoming a member of the League, we would love to welcome you into the community. You can find out more about membership and apply to join the League here. We recognize that the cost of joining the League as an Associate Member may be a barrier to membership and participation in this chapbook. Please contact info@poets.ca for information on fee waivers, and other application support.

About the Editor

Joan Conway lives in NW British Columbia. Her love for the culture and geography of her home strongly influences her work. In 2016 Joan spearheaded the creation of ‘Writers North of 54, a poetry collective whose main objective is to express the unique voice and landscape of this place. Joan sees her poetry as an avenue to create social change, build community, and to celebrate life. Joan’s studio, Green Blossom, is partially used as a venue for bringing poets to the north. Her work appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines. She is currently completing her first book of poetry ‘Singing the Night.’ Joan also has a personal blog that we encourage readers to explore, Green Blossom Studio.