Entrants send 15-20 pages by November 15th, and might have a chance at an issue of the Lumberyard dedicated solely to their work. How freaking awesome is that? I highly recommend you check out the magazine, too -- it's one of those products that's just a pleasure to look through and to hold. As the editors say on the site, "Art is one of man's finest means of expression and communication. It defies all borders; it follows no mandates; it simply exists because we do. And life's a bitch--we need art to survive."
The recipient of The Lumberyard Roark Prize will have a special spring 2010 issue entirely dedicated to her/his poems. The Roark Prize issue will be designed and letterpressed by Firecracker Press, in the same style you've come to expect from us (if you are not familiar with The Lumberyard and the poems we publish, we highly recommend you read the magazine before submitting), and the winner will receive $50 in prize money and ten complimentary copies of the magazine. Winner will be notified no later than Feb. 1, 2010, and results will be emailed to all entrants and available at that time on our website.
Also, I want to share that I'm going to scenic Buffalo with Autumn in October for an iteration of her IN SITU piece, which we'd been performing different versions of throughout the winter and spring. I will post up the more definite times as soon as I know them. Also ALSO in the works: an At-Large reading. Again, not to spill the beanses too early or whatnot, but I'm really, really excited and it's gonna rule.