Monday, March 9, 2009

Consise Delight Magazine of Short Poetry: Deadline June 30, 2009

Call for Submissions

CONCISE DELIGHT Magazine of Short Poetry
Issue 1. Summer 2009

You are invited to submit poems for the Summer 2009 issue of Concise Delight. The submission deadline is June 30, 2009. Submissions will NOT close earlier than the deadline.

Concise Delight Magazine of Short Poetry is a biannual journal, published as a 4.25" x 6.87" paperback pocket book. Information about each issue and excerpts from each issue may be posted online at www.concisedelight. com. Concise Delight is dedicated to publishing the very best of very short verse, from one to nine lines in length (not including title). Many general interest poetry journals give little or no space to very short verse; Concise Delight specializes in it. Every short form, from one-line epigrammatic poems to three-tercet poems, and free verse up to nine lines in length, are welcome. We judge each poem on its own merits, not by formal compliance. For example, when a poet submits a tercet, it is not judged by any of the widely varying haiku standards, nor as senryu, nor as zappai. It is evaluated for its intrinsic poetic merit. Poems published in Concise Delight will not be labeled nor categorized. This is not a magazine about form; it is a magazine dedicated to top quality very short verse. Concise Delight prefers poems that are written in a natural, modern, English idiom with great care for the sound of the verse when spoken. Artificial "poetic language" is not appreciated. Poems in sets and sequences are not wanted. All selection decisions will be made at the sole discretion of the editor.

Previously unpublished work, not on offer elsewhere, is solicited.

Email up to 10 poems to the Editor at submissions at concisedelight dot com. Before submitting, please read the detailed submission guidelines and haiku selection criteria on the website at No payment for publication. No contributor copies.

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Denis M. Garrison, Editor
Concise Delight
Baltimore, Maryland

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