100 Submissions in 100 Days – #6 Brightly Press (Contest Entry)

Today’s submission to Brightly Press is NOT from the public Google doc  Journals That Pay FOR POEMS. I actually came across this one on Trish Hopkinson’s website from this entry in her blog. Since it is a contest, it kind of is in a different category but I will count it because I have to get to 100 dang it.

This contest is sponsored by the Brightly Press specifically for their Facebook friends, so I made sure to LIKE their page before submitting.

From the about page on Facebook:

Brightly Press publishes writers that excite us. Our writing contests are open to all. We do not favor established artists over new, we look at the work.

Brightly Press is owned and operated by Kelle Grace Gaddis. The press was founded in May of 2014. Assistant editor, Martin O’Malley.

From the contest information:

How to enter:

1) Submit one to three poems to brightlypress@gmail.com by October 31st. No theme. Open to all styles.

2) Visit the Brightly Press Facebook page on November 15th to see if you’ve won. Winners will also be posted at our website http://www.brightlypress.com.

3) If they receive fewer than 30 entries we may extend the submission date.

Prizes – All winners will be published by on the Brightly Press website in addition to the following awards

1st Prize – $100 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two (A $30 book that we sell for $15 to provide affordable access to the voices of our time).
2nd Prize – $50 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two.
3rd Prize – A copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two

It doesn’t specify the format for submission. In the email? As an attachment? If as an attachment, what kind of file? I submitted 3 poems in a Word file with each poem on a separate page and my information on the first page. This was in addition to having the information in the email itself.  Wish me luck!

Are you submitting your work to journals and magazines? What has your experience been so far? I would love to hear from you in the comments!




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