poetry open competition #2.

Prick of the Spindle announces the results of its 2nd Poetry Open Competition:

First Prize - "To a Youngwife" by Elizabeth Weber
Second Prize - "Tide Charts, Meier's Quarry" by Benjamin Cartwright
Third Prize - "Love at Sixty" by Howie Good

Honorable Mentions:
"To the Boy in the Winter Coat" by Elizabeth Weber
"Pot Latch" by Erin Radcliffe
"Strands" by Connie Post


Only $5 to submit two poems. Multiple entries are fine. The first, second, and third prize recipients and honorable mentions will be published in an e-Book edition. The first prize winner will be published in a print edition of the journal, and receives a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Print Edition.

To submit, send two poems of 160 lines or fewer to pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com with "Poetry Open" typed in the subject line of your e-mail. Both published and unpublished submissions are welcome for the competition. The competition ends on midnight, May 15, 2012. Judges are Cynthia Reeser, Editor-in-Chief and Patricia Caspers, Prick of the Spindle Poetry Editor.

Your work will be considered once we receive your payment through PayPal. There is no limit to the number of entries, and the reading fee is $5 per each entry of two poems. Once both the submission and payment have been received, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours. Good luck and happy submitting!

Guest artist : Regina Valluzzi. Graphic shown above right: "Interphases and Grains"

Prick of the Spindle announces the print edition! Issue 3 released late Oct. 2012. Order here. Check out our guidelines and submit here.

Congratulations to Zimbabwe writer Melissa Tandiwe Myambo for her story published in Prick of the Spindle Vol. 4.2 , "La Salle de Depart," which was shortlisted for the 13th Caine Prize for African Writing.
See more on the prize here.

Congratulations to the 2011 Prick of the Spindle Pushcart Prize nominees:

We accept short film submissions. To submit your work, send an inquiry with a link to your work to pseditor (at) prickofthespindle
(dot) com.

Aqueous Books, a print publisher, a relative of
Prick of the Spindle.

Congratulations to Monique Hayes, whose play, "Echoes," was selected through Prick of the Spindle's Outreach Initiative for Youth Drama Competition for production through the Pensacola Little Theatre. See the press release and poster. Production was May 12 and May 13, 2011 for the world premiere in Pensacola, Florida.

We are interviewed on Fictionaut.


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