Help Wanted: The Poetry of Work

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work        – Wendell Berry

I’m guest editing the next issue of Floating Bridge Review – please consider submitting (and please share this widely — the call is open to all poets, not just those in Washington state).

Help Wanted: The Poetry of Work

Work – or the lack of it – shapes our personalities, our days, and our health. For some, it defines our status. Floating Bridge Review #7 seeks poems concerned with the interplay of labor and identity: first jobs, lay-offs, job hunting, unemployment, hard labor, happy hour, housework, sex work, volunteer work, retirement, the multiple and never-ending labors of parenthood.

Submission guidelines:

  • E-mail up to three previously unpublished poems as a single Microsoft Word document or single PDF file.
  • Put FBR7 SUBMISSION in the subject line of your e-mail and be sure to include your mailing address.
  • Send to floatingbridgepress (at) yahoo (dot com).  No cover letter needed, but please include a brief bio.
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2014.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Floating Bridge Review is published by Floating Bridge Press

The quote above is from Wendell Berry’s poem “The Real Work.”


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