Wild Goose Poetry Review is a quarterly online journal of poetry, reviews, and poetry-related news, edited by Scott Owens, and located in NC. To facilitate further conversation about the poetry in the Goose, Wild Goose posts commentary by the poets and invites readers to leave their comments as well. All comments are screened by the editor to insure appropriateness. New issues of Wild Goose are posted in mid February, mid May, mid August, and mid November. Submissions for each issue close at the end of the month preceding publication.
Submit 3-5 unpublished poems typed in the body of your email, preferably in Times New Roman 12 pitch to
Scott Owens (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No simultaneous submissions, please. Our response time is usually less than one month.
Submit no more than once per reading period.
Author retains all rights.
There is currently no compensation for published poems.
Looking for good contemporary poetry. No particular biases. Enjoy humor, strong imagery, strong lines, narrative, lyric, etc. Not a fan of abstraction, cliche, form for the sake of form, shock for the sake of shock. As in any good poem, everything should be purposeful. If accepted, I will request a 100-word maximum comment on each poem. Choosing not to submit a comment will not alter the acceptance decision.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Scott Owens was born in Greenwood, SC, and holds a BA in English from Ohio University, a MA in English from UNC Charlotte, and an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Greensboro. He is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Shadows Trail Them Home (2012, Clemson University Press), For One Who Knows How to Own Land (2012, Future Cycle Press), Something Knows the Moment (forthcoming 2011, Main Street Rag), The Nature of Attraction (Main Street Rag, 2010), Paternity (Main Street Rag, 2010), and The Fractured World (Main Street Rag, 2008). His poetry has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the North Carolina Poetry Society, the Poetry Council of North Carolina, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and the Poetry Society of South Carolina. He has published more than 1100 poems in a wide range of journals including Georgia Review, North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East, Tar River Poetry, Chattahoochee Review, and many others. He is Founder of Poetry Hickory, Vice President of the Poetry Council of North Carolina, Vice President of the NC Poetry Society, Founder of The Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art, and former Associate Editor of Southern Poetry Review. He has taught creative writing classes and workshops for more than 20 years, given more than 200 public readings of his work, and frequently serves as a judge for poetry and poetry book contests. His work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, Wordplay, The Joe Milford Show, and NPR. He writes a weekly newspaper column on poetry which is archived along with other poetry related musings in his blog at http://www.scottowensmusings.blogspot.com. He also edits the online prose journal 234 at http://www.234journal.com. He can be reached at email@example.com or through his website at http://www.scottowenspoet.com