The editors of The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast are seeking poetry by poets whose lives and works have been shaped in some tangible way by the Gulf Coast region of the United States. For this anthology, we seek writers who came of age, have spent time in, or set foot in the Gulf Coast states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Each poet is asked to submit up to three poems. Unpublished work is preferable, but the editors will consider previously-published work if the poet owns the copyright. Poets are also asked to contribute a short “eco-narrative,” a 200-300 word discussion of how the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast region of the United States has affected or shaped the poet’s writing. This “eco-narrative” will not only firmly ground the poems in the actual regional space, but it will also provide an explicit link between the poet, the poet’s writing and the landscape, showing that even in poetry that doesn’t explicitly mention the Gulf Coast, the region has established/created/implied/etc. an aesthetic and imaginative anchor in a poet’s writing.
Direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012. The tentative publication date is February 2013.
To submit work, please visit the online submission manager at https://thegulfstreampoemsofthegulfcoast.submittable.com/submit