This is it. THIS will be my year.
Why isn't the anthology being promoted as much this year?
Anonymous, I wouldn't say that's true. We're running ads and doing a lot of social media promotion, and our submission numbers are up. Where haven't you seen us promoting, and where would you like to see us?
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If your piece is getting a "2nd reading," when will that show on Manuscript.Hub?
Anonymous, a "2nd reading" can mean a number of things -- someone entered the wrong rating the first time, one reader wanted another's opinion, a reader accidentally clicked the "submit" button twice, etc. But it's never an indicator that a poem has moved on to the next round. Our guest judge does not use ManuscriptHub to select the final 50 poems; he will receive hard copies of the poems that have made it into the final round.There's no way to tell if your poem will be moving on by looking at its status in ManuscriptHub. I know how tempting it is to try to look for clues, but, frustrating as it is, there are none to be found in our submission system. No one will know if they've made it into the anthology until late summer.
Who is the judge this year?
I think Matthew Dickman is the judge/editor this year.
Sure is quiet in here.
Yeah, my recollection is that in years past things didn't start hopping until well past the solstice.Meanwhile, enjoy the crickets.
Anyone know if any of the poems chosen last year were prose poems?
I'll try to remeber to check when I get home from this swillish hell I call a day job.Inerteresting side note: my spam-blocker this time was : tstench 5
BNP 2011 has a couple obvious prose poems, and a few more that - owing to their line length and/or sonics and/or line or stanza arrangement - might be considered such.
Progress report, s'il vous plait?
Finalist list should be out in early Sept.
September? is that anonymous in the know? that's a good deal later than usual
Pretty sure that's not right. I think it's August.
It should be around the third week of August if we are able to make our final eligibility confirmations quickly. This will be dependent on how quickly finalists respond to our email. Last year's announcement was August 6 (that was the day the list was posted; finalists were notified earlier than that), but there will be a slight delay this year.
Sooooooo....Less than a month til GLORY, eh? Yeeeee-Hawwww!!!!
I think I'm, uh......
We are pleased to announce........that we're all still waiting patiently
semifinalists decided yet?
As noted above, probably 3rd week of August.
Jazzy, are you still eligible if you have a forthcoming book?
Only if the book's publication date is after November 1, 2012.
I'm sleeping with Anonymous
Ooh, a BNP romance!
No romance, I assure you. Just poets with benefits.
"Free contributor's copies," if you know what I mean . . .
I do. I do know what you mean. You mean, um....no wait; that can't be it. You mean, um.... No, I guess I don't. What?