Twyckenham Notes is an independent online literary magazine based out of South Bend, Indiana. Founded in early 2017, TN publishes unsolicited and solicited poetry and artwork three times a year (March, July, and November). Poetry published in Twyckenham Notes has won the Pushcart Prize and has been named as a finalist for the Best of the Net Anthology. Committed to publishing a variety of voices, from fellow Hoosiers to poets around the world, TN seeks to present an honest and visceral rendering of our collective human experience.

We pay $25 per accepted piece. Submissions are open year-round. Full submission details can be found below. 

The 2020 Joe Bolton Poetry Award will award $500 and publication in the Issue Thirteen of Twyckenham Notes for a single poem or small group of poems. The Editors will judge. 


There is a $15 entry fee. Complete submission details found below.
 

ABOUT THE AWARD
The award is named in honor of the late poet, Joe Bolton, born December 3, 1961 in Cadiz, Kentucky. Bolton released two books of poetry: Breckinridge County Suite (The Cummington Press, 1987) and Days of Summer Gone (Galileo Press, 1990). After his death, The University of Arkansas Press released The Last Nostalgia, edited by Donald Justice. The book is still in print.
 

Joe Bolton 



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 

  • Please send up to 7 poems in a single .doc, .docx, or PDF document. The submission limit is 7 poems; any poems after the seventh will not be read. 
  • Poems must be in English.
  • Please do not include any identifying information on the poems themselves. All work will be read blind. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay. We will accept previously unpublished work only. This includes work that has appeared on personal blogs and websites.
  • Include a third person bio and previous publications in the cover letter box in Submittable.
  • Use a standard font.
  • Poets may submit multiple times, but must pay the submission fee each time. 
  • All poems entered will automatically be considered for publication in future issues of Twyckenham Notes.

We are interested in poetry of all styles, but none in which the writer-reader connection is lost entirely. Edgy is good; so is heart. We want kinetic poetry with lifeblood and plenty of momentum.

Upon publication, Twyckenham Notes acquires First North American Serial Rights, the right to archive your work online, use of promotional materials, and to reprint as part of an anthology. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (in a book of poems or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here.


* Austin Veldman and Twyckenham Notes would like to thank all of those who made the naming of this award in Joe’s honor possible — especially Mike Bieker of the University of Arkansas Press, and Joe’s father Ed.

We are interested in poetry of all styles, but none in which the writer-reader connection is lost entirely. Edgy is good; so is heart. We want kinetic poetry with lifeblood and plenty of momentum. The best way to get a feel of what we like is to visit one of our past issues. We nominate published work for all major literary awards. 


Poets will be awarded $25 per accepted poem.

      SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
 

  • Please send 3 to 5 poems in a single .doc, .docx, or PDF.
  • Please do not include any identifying information on the poems themselves. All work will be read blind.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. We accept previously unpublished work only.
  • Include a third person bio and previous publications in the cover letter box in Submittable.
  • Poems must be in English. One poem per page. Use a standard font.
  • If you need to withdraw a one or more poems, please do not withdraw the entire submission. Simply let us know which piece is no longer available through the Submittable messenger system. 

 

Poets of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to TN. Poetry that promotes or glorifies racism, sexism, or homophobic ideals will be rejected outright. 


Twyckenham Notes acquires First North American Serial Rights, the right to archive your work online, use in promotional materials, and to reprint as part of an anthology. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (in a book of poems or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here.


Poetry published in Twyckenham Notes has won a Pushcart, has been named among the finalists for the Best of the Net Anthology, and the magazine was a finalist for a 2019 Firecracker Award for Best Debut Magazine. We look forward to reading your work!

We consider artwork and photography for publication in each issue. We usually select one to two artists, featuring a favorite and extraordinary piece as the issue cover image. This cover image is displayed on the magazine’s homepage for up to three months, or until the next issue is published.
 

We are drawn particularly to surrealism, work in which the human person is the subject, or abstract compositions, but encourage you to submit anything that does not strictly fall into these categories.
 

Artists will be awarded $25 per accepted piece.

  SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Please send up to 10 pieces of artwork as attachments
  • Images/artwork must be in high resolution digital copy
  • Include a third person bio in the cover letter section in Submittable
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. We accept previously unpublished work only.

  

Artists of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to TN. Art that promotes or glorifies racism, sexism, or homophobic ideals will be deleted.
 

Twyckenham Notes acquires First North American Serial Rights and the right to archive your work online. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (in a book or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here. If your work is not selected, please wait at least two issues before submitting again. Past contributors should wait one year from the date of publication to submit again.

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