BOMB would like to congratulate the 2010 Poetry Contest winner Matt Reeck, for his excellent poem, “Intercepted Telegrams of a Man in a Tartan Shalwar Kameez.” It will be published in the Winter ‘11 Issue of BOMB.
Matt Reeck has published poetry and translations in a variety of magazines. “Coyote Pursues,” his marionette-theater collaboration with the visual artist Deborah Simon was performed at St Ann’s Labapalooza Festival this past June.
BOMB would also like to congratulate runner-up Sarah Schweig.
Thanks to everyone who submitted!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS PASSED
The winner of our 2010 contest will receive a $500 honorarium and publication in BOMB Magazine, a not-for-profit quarterly, now in its 29th year of publishing interviews between artists, writers, architects, directors and musicians.
BOMB has championed and encouraged the literary efforts of both established and emerging writers for more than a quarter-century, with a contributing editorial board that boasts contemporary luminaries such as Deborah Eisenberg, Patricia Spears Jones, Edwidge Danticat, Kimiko Hahn, Jonathan Lethem, John Haskell, and Francine Prose. The winner of this contest will join other recently published writers in BOMB, including Ben Ehrenreich, Anne Carson, Lore Segal, Christopher Sorrentino, and Lynne Tillman.
Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines
• Winner receives $500 and publication in BOMB Magazine
• Final Judge: Susan Howe (author of Souls of the Labadie Tract)
• Deadline: May 1, 2010 (submissions must be postmarked by May 1)
• Reading Fee: $20 — includes free one-year subscription to BOMB (overseas addresses should add $6); make all checks and money orders payable to BOMB Magazine.
Mail entries to:
2010 Poetry Contest
80 Hanson Place, #703
Brooklyn, NY 11217
• Manuscripts must include 3–5 poems.
• No more than 5 poems (max. 10 pages) per entry fee.
• Include cover letter with name, address, phone number and titles of poems; do not write a name on the actual manuscript, as all entries are considered anonymously.
• If you pay online write your Google Checkout Order Number on your cover letter.
• Poems must be previously unpublished.
• Include SASE for response; manuscript will not be returned.
• Simultaneous submissions OK, but reading fee is not refundable.
• Email generalinquiries (at) bombsite (dot) com with any questions.
Poet and critic Susan Howe’s most recent books are Souls of the Labadie Tract, The Midnight (both published by New Directions), and Kidnapped from Coracle Books. She is also the author of two critical studies, My Emily Dickinson (re-issued by New Directions in fall 2007), and The Birth-mark (Wesleyan University Press). She currently lives in Guilford CT.