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.)