The Trippin’ Spriggan: A Call for Poets
Breaking Convention: 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness is happening in July, 2015 at the University of Greenwich, London. The previous two conferences have been fantastic events with over 700 delegates, 100 speakers, and some incredible workshops, and this third one looks set to be even better. It is our pleasure to announce that the Psychedelic Press will be teaming up with Breaking Convention to bring a beautiful poetry book to the event – The Trippin’ Spriggan – and we’d like to ask poets to contribute to this collection.
If you were interested in submitting your poetry for potential inclusion in this groundbreaking book, please follow the guidelines below:
– A maximum of 6 poems per poet, of no more than 30 lines each, should be included on a .doc, along with a short bio telling us a little about yourself. Furthermore, please also inform us whether or not any of the poems (and if so, which ones and where) have been published previously. This should be attached to an email and sent to psypressuk[@]gmail.com, with the word ‘Spriggan’ in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015, and successful contributors will be contacted shortly afterwards.
– The theme is broadly ‘Altered States of Consciousness’, but there will be a degree of focus on psychedelics and fantasy, and we ask that you consider this in selecting what poems to send. Tight quatrains to sprawling free-forms of consciousness, all styles will be considered for selection. Emphasis will be placed on those poems that demonstrate consistency and/or an ingenious use of rhythm, rhyme, and metre. It’s not just what the poem is about, but the way it communicates it that counts.
Looking forward to hearing from you!