Sunday, January 1, 2023

Callout for issue #12 of Last Stanza Poetry Journal: Respite


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 laststanza@outlook.com 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 laststanza@outlook.com will be used to purchase additional copies for libraries.)


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Callout for Issue #11 of Last Stanza Poetry Journal: The Outsider

 





The theme for issue #11 is The Outsider. The deadline is December 31st, 2022. 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).

Featuring the works of unknown outsider artists, this issue asks for poems of feeling outside of society, or standing on the inside looking out. Being left out or forgotten altogether.

Poems can be any style, but preferably non-rhyming. Submit up to five poems, each no longer than 64 lines, to laststanza@outlook.com 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.

LSPJ 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 laststanza@outlook.com will be used to purchase additional copies for libraries.)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Callout for Issue #10 of Last Stanza Poetry Journal

 





The theme for issue #10 is Who are You? The deadline is September 15th. As with every issue, poems submitted do not need to follow the prompt/theme. The featured artist will be Clarissa Rubin. 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 laststanza@outlook.com as a 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.


LSPJ is published worldwide in ebook and softcover, available from these sites and others: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Book Depository, Blackwell, Powell's.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Call for poems for Issue #9 of Last Stanza Poetry Journal

 





The theme for issue #9 is synesthesia, the intersecting of two senses. A number may have a color. A word a flavor. A name a sound. For your poems, blend senses in any way imaginable whether or not it follows the true definition of synesthesia. The deadline is June 30th. As with every issue, poems submitted do not need to follow the prompt/theme. The featured artist will be Linda Wesolowski. 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 laststanza@outlook.com as a 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.

LSPJ is published worldwide in ebook and softcover, available from these sites and others: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Book Depository, Blackwell, Powell's.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Callout for poems for Issue #8: root, bloom, cultivate



The theme for issue #8 is: root, bloom, cultivate. Floral, gardening, farming, planting, and related poems are very welcome for this topic, as are poems about personal growth, putting down roots, family trees, raising a family, and so on. The featured artist will be Laura Crawford. The deadline is March 31st. 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. Prize winner interview will be published in the same issue.

Poems can be any style, but preferably non-rhyming. Submit up to five poems, each no longer than 64 lines, to laststanza@outlook.com as a 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.


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Seeking poems of premonition, coincidence, folklore, magic






Last Stanza Poetry Journal is seeking poems on: premonition, coincidence, folklore, magic. The cover image is by Amy Brewer-Davenport, our talented featured artist for this issue. 

Poems can be any style, but preferably non-rhyming. Submit up to five poems, each no longer than 64 lines, to laststanza@outlook.com as a Word document or within the body of your email. All proceeds from the sale of LSPJ are used to purchase copies for libraries, so, unfortunately, there is no budget for author copies at this time. Poems will be considered for Pushcart Prize nomination.

Issue #7 has a deadline of December 31st.

As with every issue, poems submitted do not need to follow the prompt/theme.

New starting with this issue is a single $100 award for an outstanding poem. Never a reading fee.

Looking forward to the spring issue, the theme will be planting, growing, blooming to complement our featured artist's floral paintings. 


Callout for issue #12 of Last Stanza Poetry Journal: Respite

The theme for issue #12 is Respite, which dictionary.com defines as “a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or ...