Submissions Open for Issue Two

Twyckenham Notes is an online journal that publishes solicited and unsolicited poetry. Submissions are accepted year around. We are now reading submissions for Issue Two (Fall 2017).

Read Issue One here to get an idea of the kind of stuff we like.

TN is based out of South Bend, Indiana. In the post-industrial wake that has gripped the Midwest of America, a cultural revitalization is occurring as towns and cities remake their identities. We are interested in poetry that captures this sentiment.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
~ Please send up to 5 poems in a single .doc or .docx file to twyckenhamnotes AT gmail DOT com
~ One poem per page. We prefer poems that fit on one page, but will make exceptions.
~ Please do not include any identifying information on the poems themselves. All work will be read blind.
~ Include a cover letter with a third person bio and previous publications.
~ Use a standard font.

Poets will be awarded $5 per accepted poem.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please notify us immediately via email if one (or more) of your poems has been accepted elsewhere. We accept previously unpublished work only.

Poets of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to TN.

We look forward to reading your work!

SUBMISSIONS FOR INAUGURAL ISSUE NOW CLOSED

Hello everyone,

I am excited to announce that submissions for the inaugural issue of Twyckenham Notes are now closed. I have read over one hundred poems from dozens of talented poets. A huge thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration. Without your submissions the inaugural issue would never have gotten off the ground.

What I now have are ten poems that I am excited to share with the world at large. There are some surprises here; some big names in the world of poetry, as well as some up-and-coming writers.

The goal from the beginning was always to publish what I believe to be great poetry. I am confident that the inaugural issue will set that kind of precedent. I hope you will agree once the issue goes live.

Until then, check out this TN Podcast, a reading of three poems by Joe Bolton:

In other news, submissions are now open for Issue Two of Twyckenham Notes. Submissions close August 31st at midnight with the issue being published in September. Find submission details here.

Thanks for reading and look for the release of Issue One in the coming days.

Best,

Austin Veldman
Editor-in-chief

Twyckenham Notes Editor-in-chief to be Editor of 2018 Analecta

ANALECTA is IU South Bend’s award-winning literary journal. It is published once a year under the guidance of a student editor who selects the best poetry, fiction, drama, and artwork from IUSB students. The editor for the 2018 issue is Austin Veldman. Here, Austin answers a few questions about his new position…

Why did you apply to be editor of Analecta?
When I think about some of the decisions I have made over the last few years, I count moving from IU Bloomington to IUSB among one of the best. I have a lot of love for the English program here. While I have always been a writer, my majors while in Bloomington did not reflect this: from Recording Arts in the Jacobs School of Music to Telecommunications: Design and Production. My move back to South Bend coincided with a decision to study exactly what I loved: writing. I had a deep desire to get what I really wanted out of college and to become a better writer. With this major change and conviction to improve I began taking creative writing courses at IUSB. This elevated my hobby of writing into a focal point of my life. Analecta was a part of this perfect storm. My first publication of any kind, special for any writer, was in vol. 45 of Analecta. As a graduate student, I felt I had the skills necessary to take on the challenge of editing this special journal. It presented itself as an opportunity to be a part of the great energy that IUSB’s English Department and the students of IUSB have cultivated.
Read the rest of the interview here:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Twyckenham Notes is an online journal that publishes solicited and unsolicited poetry. We are now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue.

TN is based out of South Bend, Indiana. In the post-industrial wake that has gripped the Midwest of America, a cultural revitalization is occurring as towns and cities remake their identities. We are interested in the voices of these places, in the poets who have called them home.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please notify us immediately via email if one (or more) of your poems has been accepted elsewhere. We accept previously unpublished work only.

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

We are not interested in overly experimental poetry in which the writer-reader connection is lost entirely. We need meaning. We want poetry with lifeblood and a current.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
~ Please send up to 5 poems in a single .doc or .docx file to twyckenhamnotes AT gmail DOT com
~ We prefer poems that fit on one page, but will make exceptions.
~ Include a cover letter with a third person bio and previous publications. For your submission to be read, the cover letter MUST include your name, mailing address, and email.
~ Use a standard font.

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 of poems or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here. Past contributors should wait one year from the date of publication to submit again.

We look forward to reading your work!

Last Update: 4/11/17