October 3rd, 2009 is the coming out party for my new press, Rune Tao Press. And we will be celebrating it with a reading on that date because it is the autumn full moon and Chinese Moon Festival. The reading, which will be held at Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, Michigan, from 6-9 pm., will be a combination of Eastern and Western poetry.
Since many people cannot come to this reading, because of distance and other events that evening, I’ve decide a nice way to start things off and include as many people as possible would be to have people submit poetry for the event. Which, if picked, will be read at the reading, and published in a chapbook as a kick off for Rune Tao Press.
So here now are the details and guidelines for this submission. They are pretty simple.
DEADLINE for submission: Thursday, October 1, 2009.
The themes are this: Chinese, Asian or western themes dealing with the moon, autumn, the change of season or movement.
Poetry submissions can be short or long of not more than one page in length if printed as a Word document.
Preferably tanka, haiku, renga, ghazal, or pantoum but can also be of any other form or free form as long as it fits one of the themes, even 'non-traditional' or 'urban' haiku.
Please be creative and innovative. Poems may be modern or traditional in nature. I hope people have fun with the idea as well.
Rune Tao Press is an alternative press. So is interested in stretching the envelope a little.
Submissions should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poems should be placed in the body of the document not as an attachment.
Thank you. I'm looking forward to your submissions.
editor, Rune Tao Press