Saturday, July 18, 2009

Anticipated Results Announcement (and blogging)

I'm starting to get questions on when we'll announce winners. Bottom line is that I hope to have the final 50 poems announced in the first weeks of August. Might be a little sooner; might be a little later. There are a lot of variables like the guest editor's time and availability, mail delays, verifying the final results--which all make it hard to give you a firm deadline. We stopped taking entries June 1, and if we email results by the first or second week in August, that's a pretty quick turnaround by litmag & contest standards, though I realize it won't feel as quick on your end of the process. We're doing what we can to finish it up as soon as possible.

This blog space is certainly faster than the old system, but I now realize it makes you sign on to provide comments. Sorry about that. Will look into a workaround. Did not mean to make it harder for non-Gmail users to post.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We're the one anthology that cheers poets becoming ineligible for future editions ... because that means they've published their first book. This week's example is Kiki Petrosino's Fort Red Border from Sarabande. Excellent publisher, excellent poetry. Her prose poem, "You Have Made a Career of Not Listening" was in BNP2006.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Best New Poets Blog Is Moving

Our old blog host was proving unreliable, so I've shifted the Best New Poets blog to Our readers have finished screening the manuscripts. All of your work should now have at least one reading. If it doesn't, let me know at editor [at], but I think we got them all.