WELCOME 2013 QUARTET!
We’re delighted to announce the four poets whose work will appear in this year’s Quartet Series volume, to be titled Mend & Hone:
Janlori Goldman—Accord, NY
Dawn Gorman—Beckington, Somerset, England
Elizabeth Howart—Brooklyn, NY
Leslie LaChance—Nashville, TN
Our great thanks to all who submitted work this year. You are amazing!
TOADLILY PRESS 2013 BOOK COVER CONTEST
We are looking for ORIGINAL ART to use for the front cover of our 2013 poetry book—a collection of 4 poets’ chapbooks in one perfect bound volume. CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION OF THE 2013 COVER ART GUIDELINES.
The title is Mend & Hone and the poems concern all manner of love and life in the real and wishful world. Painting, drawing, photography, collage and mixed media are acceptable. We want a cover that begs to be picked up and taken home.
Winning artist will receive $100, five complimentary copies of the book and a cover credit.
TO SUBMIT: Email a high resolution digital image (300 dpi, 6.5 inches wide and 9.5 inches in length) as a JPEG attachment to:
email@example.com along with your name, address, phone number, email address, title of the work and any notes.
DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Each entrant represents to Toadlily Press that his/her entry is original, and made without the inclusion of material owned by any third party without permissions.
Take a look through this website, www.toadlilypress.com, for more information about us and a look at previous covers.
QUESTIONS? email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING READINGS AND EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE! for the launch party for Mend & Hone at Poets House, Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.
Sarah Suzor will be teaching at the 5th Annual Left Bank Writers Retreat, June 16-21. She writes: “If you’re interested, we still have a couple spots open, but they will fill fast.” For details, visit http://www.leftbankwritersworkshop.com/.
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At our Poets House gathering on November 17, we said a joyful hello to Embark, our 2012 book, and a reluctant farewell to Meredith Trede as she stepped down from her Publisher and Executive Editor posts. Meredith is one of Toadlily’s four founding editors, and a wonderful friend. We promised to be disciplined about those trailing inquiries—”just one more quick question, can we talk about this poem?…this grant source?…this review?…”—but we know it won’t be easy.
The authors of EMBARK, our 2012 QUARTET SERIES volume, are:
David Morse, Storrs, CT
Sierra Nelson, Seattle, WA
Eleanor Paynter, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Emily Stokes, Sellersville, PA
For more details on Embark, including author bios and advance praise for the book, CLICK HERE.
NEA GRANT WINNERS
Not one but two: Congratulations to Pam Hart and Traci Brimhall, each of whom has won an NEA Fellowship! Pam is a former Toadlily editor and the author of the chapbook The End of the Body, which appeared in Toadlily’s The Fifth Voice. Traci is a former Toadlily intern. Both are Sarah Lawrence graduates.
2012 COVER ART
In 2012 we put out our first call for submissions for cover art and received many beautiful and striking works. The winning cover image appears on the cover of Embark. Titled “The Other Side of Monday,” it’s a work in acrylic and ink on watercolor paper by Gowri Savoor of Montpelier, Vermont.
Check back later this year for details on submitting work for the next Quartet Series book.
For past events, click here.
Our 2011 collection, THE BEST OF TOADLILY PRESS, edited by Myrna Goodman and Meredith Trede, includes poems by:
Andrea Bates, Emma Bolden
Michael Carman, Emily Carr
Gladys Justin Carr, Suzanne Cleary
Mark Cox, Victoria Givotovsky
Myrna Goodman, Heidi Hart
Pamela Hart, Cynthia Hogue
Kate Knapp Johnson
Ilya Kaminsky, Pat Landreth Keller
Carol Stevens Kner, George Kraus, Noah Kucij
Thomas Lux, Ginger Murchison, Sean Nevin
Matthew Nienow, Ed Pavlic, Molly Peacock
Lia Purpura, David Rivard, Elizabeth Robinson
Tim Seibles, Vijay Seshadri, Elaine Sexton
Maxine Silverman, Allen Strous, Sarah Suzor
Vivian Teter, Meredith Trede, Jean Valentine
Jennifer Wallace, Susan Settlemyre Williams
Meredith Trede’s book, Field Theory, was published by SFA University Press, Stephen F. Austin State University, September, 2011. Thomas Lux writes: “Field Theory is a book of grown up poems written by and for grown ups: unflinching, tender, original, and deeply skilled.” For more, visit www.meredithtrede.com.
PRAISE FOR THE QUARTET SERIES
What a good idea: gather chapbook-sized collections from four excellent poets and print them together in one book. Four books for the price of one, four different voices . . .
. . . this dashing new concept for a book of poems . . .
Toadlily Press’s updated website was made possible, in part, by a regrant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency (NYSCA.)