The fine folks at Right Hand Pointing have sent out a call for a special issue. They publish much shorter poems than I generally write, but I have taken it as a challenge in the past, and appeared in the magazine's illustrious pages. Give them a try; here's the call:
Call for Submissions, Issue 42 of Right Hand Pointing,(October 2011)
For this themed issue, we are looking for poems and very short fiction meeting the requirements of our regular issues, plus the addition requirement that each piece has as its title the name of one of the United States of America. “Alabama,” “,” “,” or any of the 50 states, the , maybe even American Territories. The title must be the names of one of these places, with no additional words in the title. We won't expect to end up with a poem for every state. We also aren't opposed to having more than one poem representing the same state. If we have enough state-titled poems for a full issue, that's what we'll do. If not, this will be a special section of the issue.
That's it. As always, our guidelines are at https://sites.google.com/site/rhpissue99/
Quick reminder about length guidelines: Poems: No more than 20 lines, prefer 16 lines and under. No more than 100 words, 75 words or fewer preferable. Fiction: <500 words.
Deadline: September 1, 2011