For many years, the Inlander
invited local penners of prose to submit original short stories for publication in a special, themed short-fiction issue in December. This year, we're switching things up by inviting poets of all ages, styles and experience to send us their best lines for consideration in a poetry-themed issue.
And because we journalists are not exactly poetry experts, we've enlisted former Spokane Poet Laureate
and Whitworth University professor Thom Caraway to guest-edit the issue. Other local names in poetry, including sitting Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read, and Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall
, may also contribute some thoughts or verses.
Here are all details to know if you're feeling inclined to send us some thoughtful lines:
• Poets are invited to submit 1-3 unpublished, original poems
• Submissions should be sent in a single document to Thom Caraway, at [email protected]
) with the subject line "Inlander Poetry Issue"
• Deadline is Sunday, Nov. 20
• Poets should live in the region: eastern or central Washington, north Idaho, western Montana, or northeast Oregon
• Work should not
have been previously published
• Poets whose work is accepted will be compensated $40 per poem
• Approximately 10-12 poems will be selected for publication in the Dec. 29 issue of the Inlander
For those who are curious to check out the aforementioned short-fiction issues, some links:
2012: "The End"
2015: "Holiday Noir"
(This edition featured stories directly solicited from regional writers.)