Eborakon Poetry Journal
Eborakon is a new biannual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing emerging writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.
Eborakon can only consider previously unpublished material, including that sent in by literary agents. Submissions should be sent as a Word document and single spaces unless for formal effect. Manuscripts should be accompanied by a SASE or, in the case of mss. sent from abroad to the editors at the address in York, by sufficient International Reply Coupons (IRC) to cover return postage. (Note: These are often only available at larger post offices in the USA.) We accept concurrent submissions, but ask that you inform us promptly if you need to withdraw your poems. Please include a brief biography in your email. We can consider six poems per submission, or a one hundred line extract from a long poem, and aim to respond within 6-8 weeks. No feedback is given and all decisions are final. Unfortunately, we cannot remunerate work that appears in our pages. Deadline for this issue: 31st March 2014.
Eborakon also dedicates several pages per issue - entitled "Chimaera Bombinans" - to "the unexpected": this can take the form of artwork, photography, collage, sections from libretti/words to music, a critical essay that is playful and creative (no academic pieces shall be considered), or anything we find outlandish, outré, original.
We publish flash-reviews of contemporary poetry collections and anthologies in one hundred words or less. If you would like us to consider a review, please send an enquiry email in the first instance. Reviews must focus on poetry or related areas published within the last twelve months, and must be incisive and brief.
The Department of English and Related Literature
The University of York
York YO10 5DD