Phi Kappa Phi Forum seeks original, previously unpublished poetry from active members for its fall 2010 edition that will be devoted to the theme of “scare tactics.”
Potential topics for scholarly articles and columns include “Red Scares” that have gripped the U.S.; the notion of “Islamophobia”; Celtic origins of Halloween; horror movies; students who take stimulants to counter academic performance anxiety; how fear plays out in primates; why fear is useful and dangerous to the human psyche; Wall Street panics; stage fright.
One original, previously unpublished poem will be selected from all entries to appear in the print version of the magazine’s fall edition as a complement to the scholarly articles and columns. The winning poet receives five free copies of the edition. The winner’s photo and a short biography also will appear along with the poem. Runners-up may be chosen to appear online. The contest is open only to active Phi Kappa Phi members, published or unpublished. The poetry must reflect the theme of the issue: scare tactics.
Poems should be up to 40 lines long. One poem per entrant per edition, please. Send your poem as a Word attachment or as a cut-and-paste in the body of the email. Also include a short bio (three or four sentences including Web links), contact information (mailing address and work, home and cell phone numbers) and Phi Kappa Phi member number and school affiliation as a separate Word attachment or as a cut-and-paste underneath the poem in the body of the email. Selected poets will be contacted for photos and other information.
The deadline to submit material is 7 a.m. CST Monday, June 7. Poet, Berry College professor and Phi Kappa Phi member Sandra Meek serves as the poetry editor and judge in consultation with Society management. Entries will be accepted only by email at email@example.com.