Poems Sought (Pays: $75/poem)

Blue Ridge Country magazine is looking for short, substantial free verse poems to publish in conjunction with upcoming photo essays.

Established in 1988, BRC is a regional bimonthly magazine covering the mountains of nine states (Web site: http://www.blueridgecountry.com). Poets should be native to, living and/or working in or otherwise connected to the mountain regions of its coverage area: VA, WV, NC, SC, TN, KY, MD, GA, AL.

Topics and deadlines:
Jan/Feb 07 – A Fading Light (winter) – October 10
March/April – The Country Church – December 10
May/June – Mountain Creatures – February 10
July/August – The (Appalachian) Trail – April 10
Sept/Oct – Side Roads and Dirt Roads – June 10
Jan/Feb 08 – Written in Stone (winter; rock/stone/natural/human-made) – August 10

Send poems to Cara Ellen Modisett, Editor, via e-mail at cmodisett(at)leisurepublishing(dot)com, or via postal mail, 3424 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke VA 24018.

ERIKA’S NOTE: Ms. Modisett has indicated via e-mail that the magazine pays $75 for any accepted poem, and purchases first rights only. (And if you’re curious, I’ve published a short piece online with BRC.)