The theme for issue #12 is Respite, which dictionary.com defines as “a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief.” Show readers how you define respite. The deadline is March 31st, 2023. As with every issue, poems submitted do not need to follow the prompt/theme. A single $100 award will be given for an outstanding poem. There is never a reading fee. An interview with the prize winner will be published in the same or next issue (optional).
Poems can be any style, but preferably non-rhyming. Submit up to five poems, each no longer than 64 lines, to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single Word document or within the body of your email. All proceeds from the sale of LSPJ are used to purchase copies for libraries and for the editor’s choice award, so there is no budget for author copies at this time. Published poems will be considered for a Pushcart Prize nomination. Issue #12 will feature the art of Felix Melchor https://www.instagram.com/felixmelchor.art
Last Stanza Poetry Journal is published worldwide in ebook, hardcover, and softcover, available from these sites and others: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Book Depository, Blackwell, Powell's. (Donations via PayPal to email@example.com will be used to purchase additional copies for libraries.)