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Poetry Submissions Wanted — "Questions"


Phi Kappa Phi Forum seeks original, previously unpublished poetry from active Society members for its summer 2015 edition that will explore the theme of “Questions.”

Potential topics for the main articles include extending the life cycle in mutant mice in healthy ways and the implications for humans; questions to live by according to Victorian female novelists; anthropological climatology via El Niño; the optimum shape of faults in a superconductor to obtain the highest current to develop the world’s strongest permanent magnets; musical questions, perhaps involving the saxophone.  
One original, previously unpublished poem will be selected to appear in the print version of the magazine as a complement to the articles and columns. The winning poet receives five free copies of the edition. The winner’s photo and a short biography also will appear with the poem. Runners-up may be chosen for online.

The poetry contest is open only to active Society members, published or unpublished. Previous winners must wait one year — three consecutive main editions — to enter again. This restriction does not apply to previous runners-up. Submissions — one per entrant per issue — should be up to 40 lines long and must reflect the theme of the edition: “Questions.”

Send your poem as a Word attachment or as a cut-and-paste in the body of an email. Also include a short bio (three or four sentences), contact information (mailing address and work, home and cell phone numbers), and Phi Kappa Phi member number and chapter affiliation. Selected poets will be contacted for photos and other information.

Entry deadline is midnight, Feb. 1, 2015, only by email at poetry@phikappaphi.org. Poet, Berry College professor and Phi Kappa Phi member Sandra Meek serves as the poetry editor and judge in consultation with Society management. 


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