Twyckenham Notes is an independent online literary magazine based out of South Bend, Indiana. Founded in early 2017 by Editor-in-chief Austin Veldman, TN publishes unsolicited and solicited poetry and artwork quarterly (March, June, September, & December). 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 have several avenues to publication in Twyckenham Notes, and besides the Featured Artist Series, all contribuors are paid. We publish poetry and artwork in our quaterly standard issues. We also offer the Joe Bolton Poetry Award, an annual poetry contest that awards $400 and publication to a single poem or small group of poems. In addition, submissions are considered on a rolling basis for the Featured Artist Series, a publication means that highlights a specific poet, artist, photographer, or storyteller. 

Poetry published in Twyckenham Notes has been named a finalist for the Best of the Net Anthology. We also nominate for Bettering American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize

Full submission details can be found below. 

Ends on October 19, 2018$10.00
$10.00


DEADLINE: October 20, 2018
JUDGE: David Dodd Lee
PRIZE: $400 and publication in Issue Seven


The inaugural Joe Bolton Poetry Award will award $400 and publication in the 2018 Winter Issue of Twyckenham Notes for a single poem or small group of poems. Poet David Dodd Lee will judge.

There is a $10 entry fee. Complete submission details found below.


ABOUT THE AWARD

Joe Bolton 

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. 


ABOUT THE JUDGE

David Dodd Lee is the author of ten books of poems, including Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010) and And Others, Vaguer Presences, a new book of Ashbery erasure poems published by BlazeVox in 2017. Lee is the director of 42 Miles Press, which is based in the Department of English at Indiana University South Bend. He serves as the judge for the annual 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. Winners of the book award include Allan Peterson, Carrie Oeding, Erica Bernheim, Bill Rasmovicz, and Betsy Andrews.


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.

Ends on October 31, 2018$2.50
$2.50

We are currently reading submissions for Issue Seven (Winter 2017).

Twyckenham Notes nominates accepted poetry for various awards and contests, including Bettering American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. Poetry published in TN has been named among the finalists for the Best of the Net Anthology. 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.

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

  • Please send up to 5 poems in a single .doc or .docx file
  • 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.
  •  Please only submit once per reading period. Both accepted and declined poets should wait at least 6 months (two issues) before submitting again.  
  • If you need to make a correction to your submission, please DO NOT withdraw. Notify us of the changes through the messaging system in Submittable and we will correct your submission.

  

 Poets will be awarded $10 per accepted poem.

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

 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.

 We look forward to reading your work!

Ends on October 31, 2018$2.50
$2.50

We are now considering art submissions for Issue Seven (Winter 2018).

 Artists will be awarded $15 per accepted piece.


 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

  • Artwork of all styles will be considered
  • Please send up to 10 pieces of artwork as attachments
  • Exceptional photography will be considered
  • Images/artwork must be in high resolution digital copy
  • Include a third person bio and an artist photo 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.

If selected, the featured artist will have their poems, short fiction, or artwork showcased on the front page of the magazine as well as in the "Notes" section.

Publication frequency is at the discretion of Twyckenham Notes and is dependent of the quality of submissions. A new featured artist may be published once every month or as long as several months may pass between new featured artists.


POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Send up to 7 poems in a single .doc or .docx file
  • Include a third person bio and artist photo in the cover letter
  • Use a standard font.


ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDLINES

  • Send up to 10 pieces of artwork as attachments
  • Exceptional photography will be considered
  • Images must be high resolution
  • Include a third person bio and artist photo in the cover letter


SHORT FICTION GUIDELINES

  • Send up to 3 short stories in a single .doc or .docx file
  • Include a third person bio and artist photo in the cover letter
  • Use a standard font


FEATURED ARTIST SERIES

No. 1Courtney CarrollOctober 1, 2017

No. 2 Dmitry SamarovDecember 17, 2017

No. 3 Steve HennJanuary 27, 2018

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