2018-19 Theme: read RITUAL

Rituals create space for change and heighten our engagement with the world in a myriad of forms, including personal and community change. Rituals open possibilities and evolution, sustain us in our work, our lives, and in a variety of spaces as change agents. Ritual is a means by which we can manifest health, creation and vibrancy. What rituals sustain you? In your writing? In your work? In your relationships? In crisis? In joy?

Locked Horn Press welcomes poems to consider for our publication prize in Read Ritual: An Anthology. Whether writing in relation to personal, communal, or the work required to manifest new ways of seeing, thinking and empowering change required to sustain life in all of its forms, we hope this call moves you to respond by sending us work.

 

lhp 2018-19 Publication Prize: OPEN OCT 16-JAN 12, 2018 — extended to APRIL 8, 2019

To view Specific contest guidelines and submit up to three poems: SUBMITTABLE. The original contest deadline was extended to ensure a wide variety of voices in the Read Ritual conversation — while only one person can win the contest, we generally choose 10-15 artists to publish in the related anthology.

The winner will receive:

  • $250 + 2 contributor copies

  • Print and online publication

  • Artists retain copyright to all work we publish.

 

LHP 2019 CHAPBOOK CONTEST: Feb 1-JULY 15, 2019

LHP is excited to announce our inaugural chapbook contest. We encourage new and established writers to submit work that speaks to the concept of URGENCY. As a press dedicated to publishing work that hinges on the intersectional possibilities of conflict, we strive to bring urgent voices into focus. We look forward to experiencing your finest, solidly edited work for consideration.

To view specific contest guidelines and submit 20-40 poem pages: SUBMITTABLE.

The winner will receive: 

  • $350 + 25 contributor copies

  • Print publication

  • Artists retain copyright to all work we publish.

Logo design: Cassie Byers

Logo design: Cassie Byers