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Submission Call: Poems Inspired by Films

By Tightrope Books | December 11th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Film Reel

Tightrope Books is delighted to announce I Found It at the Movies. This forthcoming anthology seeks new and previously published poems inspired by cinema. All styles and approaches welcome. We’re looking for poems that reference specific films or actors, genres of film, the act of movie-going or video-watching, or the intersections of movies and life.

Editors are Ruth Roach Pierson and Sue MacLeod, and the publication date is spring 2013. Please submit from one to five poems (1 to 5), as attachments, to filmpoems@gmail.com, along with a brief  biography. We will send an acknowledgment upon receipt, and hope to complete our selection process by October 2012. Please include full publication details for any poems which have appeared or been accepted elsewhere. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent Canadian resident. Submission deadline: March 31, 2012.

 

 

Submission Call: Poets’ Love Letters

By Tightrope Books | December 10th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Heart in Envelope

Attention Poets! Tightrope Books is delighted to announce  an new exciting anthology to be edited by Jeanette Lynes and David Eso. The book’s working title is Love Letters: from the Lives of Canadian Poets.

The editors are assembling the first anthology of love letters by Canadian poets, known and unknown. The editors are seeking communiqués by poets regarding relationships of romantic love.  From courtship to heartache, from telegrams to emails, this collection will run the gamut.

HOW TO SUBMIT: (You must be a poet and a Canadian citizen or permanent Canadian resident)

Create a cover page for the editors with the following:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Birth date AND the Date of composition of the letter.
  • A brief bio (not exceeding 200 words).

Transcribe/transpose your  letter(s) into an electronic document format (preferably Word) or scan the original letter and create a pdf.  Remember, passionate emails are considered letters for our purposes! We will consider publishing your submission anonymously, if requested in the cover letter. The name of the recipient may also remain anonymous.  In some cases, we will consider including replies, addressed to the poet.

Send submissions electronically, by March 15th 2012, to: poetsloveletters@tightropebooks.com

Or by snail mail to: Love Letters c/o Tightrope Books, 17 Greyton Cres., Toronto ON M6E 2G1

 

More Attention for How to Get a Girl Pregnant

By Tightrope Books | November 29th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, author of How to Get a Girl Pregnant, has done another interview with Xtra! on her debut memoir. Here she talks about how isolating the fertility experience felt, how writing helped remind her she wasn’t alone, and the difference between teaching and writing a book.

Read the interview here: http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/How_to_Get_a_Girl_Pregnant-11103.aspx

How to Get a Girl Pregnant gets attention

By Tightrope Books | November 16th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Come check out the latest interview ” Butches can have kids, too” with Karleen Pendleton Jiméneza at Xtra, Canada’s Lesbian and Gay News.

Karleen reveals how she came to write and her motivation for the memoir, How to Get a Girl Pregnant.

http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Butches_can_have_kids_too-11095.aspx

Video interview with author of How To Get A Girl Pregnant

By Tightrope Books | November 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Come check out the newest interview with Tightrope’s author Karleen Pendleton Jiménez talk about her book, How To Get A Girl Pregnant.

Las Perlas Del Mar video interview with Karleen Pendleton Jiménez about her new book, How To Get A Girl Pregnant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvX3MqZWVvg&feature=player_embedded