Little Patuxent Review Co-Sponsors Poetry Contest with Pratt Library

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Little Patuxent Review (LPR), a biannual print journal devoted to literature and the arts. One of the highlights: to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, LPR is co-sponsoring a poetry contest with Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library and the CityLit Project.

According to LPR editor and MWA member Laura Shovan, the winning poem will be published in LPR, prominently displayed in a show window at the Pratt Central Library during National Poetry Month, and featured in a reading at the 2012 CityLit Festival in April. The full contest rules are available on the Pratt website here.

LPR’s Winter 2012 issue, on the theme of “Social Justice,” will launch on January 28, 2012 with a reading at 2:00 p.m. at Oliver’s Carriage House in Columbia. The issue, which had a record-breaking number of submissions from writers, poets and artists from around the country, features the art of Theaster Gates and and interviews with Tony Medina, poet, activist and professor at Howard University, and American Book Award winner Martin Espada.

The issue also includes work by MWA members Ann Bracken, Melinda Bennington, Kathleen Hellen, Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg, and Jill-Ann Stolley.

Social Justice readings will also take place at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda on March 3 and a special partnership reading with the Enoch Pratt Library Contest winner at the CityLit Festival on April 14. Copies of the issue will be available at local booksellers in Howard County and online for $10 per issue. Subscriptions and student discounts are also available; find out more here.

Submissions for LPR’s Summer 2012 issue, on the theme of “Audacity,” opened on December 1. Poetry, prose, and artwork will be accepted through March 1 through LPR’s online submission system. See the submission guidelines here.

Submissions for LPR’s Winter 2013 issue, “Doubt,” will open August 1.

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