Poems for the Solstice

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To celebrate Winter Solstice in 2023, Farmer-ish journal is excited to announce a special poetry contest with a cash prize of $250 and publication for the top 50 poems.

Tentatively entitled Poems for Winter Solstice, Farmer-ish is accepting contest submissions for a poetry collection focusing on poems for the Winter Solstice. We are looking for poems about farming, nature, environmentalism, cozy, rest, light, tradition, and more.

Poems may be of any genre, but poems that fit on one page are preferred, though longer poems will certainly be considered. Mainly, we will be looking for poetry that speaks to Farmer-ish readers, so be sure to review the Farmer-ish site to get a sense of themes.

Winners announced in May 2023. Anticipated publication is November 2023.

Judging: All submissions will be reviewed by the Farmer-ish editorial team using a blind submission process. The top 50 poems for publication will be selected first. Among those, the top 20 poems will be sent to theguest judge, Karen Head. Karen Head is the author of five books of poetry, including Lost on Purpose, My Paris Year, and Sassing. She is the Poet Laureate of Fulton County (Georgia), the Poet Laureate of Waffle House, the editor of Atlanta Review, and a professor at Missouri S&T. She owns three pressure cookers, and has strong feelings about exotic chickens, Vidalia onions, foraged morels, elderflower, and the perfect summer peach.


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