The cruelest month? We hope not — at least, not this year! Lots of exciting things are going on this April for LR. Here’s a quick rundown of our news for the month:
National Poetry Month Prompt Contest (Deadline EXTENDED)
We’ve had a modest response to our National Poetry Month Prompt Contest so far, but we’d like to give more people the chance to enter, so we’re extending the deadline to Thursday, April 8th. The same rules will apply (we’ll announce the third runner-up on Friday the 9th). Please do take the time to submit a prompt if you haven’t already done so — it only takes five minutes, and if you win, you’ll not only have the opportunity to see your prompt featured on our blog, but will also receive a signed copy of Monica Youn’s Ignatz.
Lantern Review at AWP 2010
As we mentioned in last month’s update, the LR editors (Mia and Iris) will both be in Denver for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference next week, April 7-10. If you’re going to be there, please come look us up around the Kundiman/Alice James Book table, or at one of the Kundiman events, and say hello! We’ve been working really hard on some nifty promotional materials to distribute, so if you visit Kundiman’s table, you’ll also be able to pick up bookmark and one of a series of handmade mini-books we’ve produced to featuring selections of our blog content. Of you follow us on Twitter or are a Facebook fan, you’ve already seen some sneak peeks. We’ll post photos of the finished products and a list of Asian American poetry events taking place at AWP on the blog early next week. (We’ll also do an event coverage post about AWP after we return from Denver).
April Community Calendar Updated
We’ve updated our Community Calendar page for the month of April. As always, please continue to let us know about events we haven’t included. We’ll continue to add to and update the list as the month goes on.
End of Reading Period for Issue 1
Our submissions period for Issue 1 will close on April 15th (tax day!) If you haven’t yet sent in your work, we want to see it! You can find our submissions guidelines here. (Many thanks to those who have already submitted).
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Happy Passover or Holy Week to those of you who are celebrating!
Iris & Mia
Lantern Review Editorial Board