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DECEMBER 15, 2013

FINAL DAY FOR SUBMISSIONS — NO EXENSIONS!

WHAT: Silver Birch Press is seeking submissions of erasure poems (find out more about this art form at wavepoetry.com and geist.com) that use Charles Bukowski’s writing as source material. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

WHY: Bukowski fans love Buk and his oeuvre — and erasure poetry allows people to feel closer to the great writer and his superb writing. Bukowski erasure poems are composed with the utmost respect for the master — and as a way to honor his brilliance, which shines brighter every year. 

WHERE: Selected Bukowski Erasure poems will appear on the Bukowski On Wry blog and in a printed collection.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

1. Select a page from the work of Charles Bukowski (poetry or prose). (NOTE: Single pages only — no spreads.) 

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Bukowski Erasure Poem. (Note: Make sure all the eliminated words are blocked out.)

3. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy.

4. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in body of email.

5. Send an email to bukowskionwry@yahoo.com that includes:

  • Erasure poems (up to three) in PDF or JPG format
  • Typed versions of erasure poems in MSWord or in body of email
  • Your one-paragraph bio
  • Your name, email address, and mailing address
  • Title, edition, page number, publisher, and publication date for the book (if it’s a poem from a book, list the name of the poem and the book). If the Bukowski material comes from an internet resource, list the source. If the material comes from a Bukowski novel, list the chapter number.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2013

PAYMENT: All contributors featured in the print edition will receive a copy of the book, which we intend to release in March 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Buk’s passing. 

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WHAT: As fans of erasure poetry (find out more about this art form at wavepoetry.com and geist.com), Silver Birch Press is accepting submissions of poems that use Charles Bukowski‘s writing as source material. For examples of erasure poetry, see this link.

WHY: Bukowski fans love Buk and his oeuvre — and erasure poetry allows people to feel closer to the great writer and his superb writing. Bukowski erasure poems are composed with the utmost respect for the master — and as a way to honor his brilliance, which shines brighter every year. 

WHERE: Selected Bukowski Erasure poems will appear on the Bukowski On Wry blog and in a printed collection.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

1. Select a page from the work of Charles Bukowski (poetry or prose).

2. Photocopy the page, then mark out, white out, circle, or in some other way (see examples), eliminate some of the words. The remaining words constitute your Bukowski Erasure Poem.

3. Scan (or take a photo of) your marked-up copy.

4. Create a separate typed version in MSWord or in body of email.

5. Send an email to bukowskionwry@yahoo.com that includes:

  • Erasure poems (up to three) in PDF or JPG format
  • Typed versions of erasure poems in MSWord or in body of email
  • Your one-paragraph bio
  • Your name, email address, and mailing address
  • Title, edition, page number, publisher, and publication date for the book (if it’s a poem from a book, list the name of the poem and the book). If the Bukowski material comes from an internet resource, list the source.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2013

PAYMENT: All contributors featured in the print edition will receive a copy of the book, which we intend to release in March 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Buk’s passing. 

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Since we frequently feature the work of Charles Bukowski and recently published the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology, we’re assuming that many visitors to our blog are fans of Charles Bukowski — and we’d like to know more about your Buk love. So we’re issuing a call for submissions…

  • Write a haiku to Hank or a 140-character (or less) Hank tweet — and we’ll post our favorite entries on this blog or on our related blog: Bukowski On Wry.
  • All entrants will receive a collector’s postcard commemorating the Silver Birch PressBukowski Anthology (August 2013).
  • Honorable mentions will receive a postcard and a refrigerator magnet.
  • Top three will receive postcard, refrigerator magnet, and a copy of the Silver Birch Press Bukowski Anthology, a 272-page collection of poetry & prose about Charles Bukowski as well as portraits of the author from over 75 writers and artists around the world.
  • Email your submissions to bukowskionwry@yahoo.com or tweet to #SilverBirchPres

Prizes (postcards, refrigerator magnets, and book) feature a beautiful Bukowski portrait by Mark Erickson (markerickson.com) and Katy Zartl (birgitzartl.com).

Please feel free to repost, reblog, or retweet this call for Bukowski haiku/tweet submissions.