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I SOUND MY BARBARIC YAWP OVER THE ROOFTOPS OF THE WORLD:
"light repeat staircase halcyon time tilting periwinkle dear contraband grown memory edge crown martyr broken"
In verbatim of our contributors,
each word in accordance with each writer.
2020 Poetry Collection
2020 has brought with it a whirlwind of change. From COVID-19 to the social reckoning that has come with the Black Lives Matter movement, young people have found themselves struggling to deal with what has been the most tumultuous period of our lifetimes.
YAWP is dedicated to providing a medium for the expression of these young voices. In accordance with our principles, we have thus decided to introduce the 2020 Poetry Collection: a special section of our journal in which will be published short poems addressing the myriad social and political developments of the past year.
For this section, we again invite writers who may have not been published before, or who are still finding their footing in the literary world. We invite writers who are angry about this country; or sad; or proud; or all of the above. We promise that your voices will be heard.
Up to six poems can be submitted at a time, each no more than ten lines long. We invite contributors to also send work via our regular submissions, to be published in the main section of our journal.
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2020 POETRY COLLECTION OPEN THROUGH DECEMBER 31
SUMMER ISSUE: April 1 – May 31
FALL ISSUE: July 1 – August 30
WINTER ISSUE: October 1 – November 30
ANNUAL ISSUE: Publishes best pieces from throughout the year; no submissions accepted.
Selected work will be published in at least one of our three quarterly issues.
YAWP exercises a policy of freedom; pieces will not be censored.
Poetry: up to six pieces at a time, no length limits
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: up to two pieces at a time (for each genre), 3000 words or less
Drama/Screenplay: up to two pieces at a time, 3000 words or less
Preferably, pieces are in Times New Roman and 12 point font. This makes it easier to evaluate each submission. In addition, for each submission, the author's name and a title should be provided. If you prefer that we leave either of these components off the piece, let us know of that via email.