Gunpowder Press invites poets from Santa Barbara or adjacent counties to submit 1-3 poems inspired by photographs in the historic Edson Smith Photograph collection for a Shoreline Voices Anthology.
As described on the collection’s webpage:
The Edson Smith Photograph collection contains nearly 1,500 early images of Santa Barbara County dating from the 1870s-1940s, many of which were collected by Santa Barbara native, and long-time resident, Edson A. Smith (1877-1947). The photographs capture historic buildings, adobes, houses, views of State Street, cultural landmarks, local dignitaries, and many events including early Fiesta parades, the arrival of the first Southern Pacific train in Santa Barbara in 1887, and the Santa Barbara Earthquake on June 29, 1925.
You can access these photos online here: http://www.luna.blackgold.org/luna/servlet/blackgold~9~9
Please send your previously unpublished poem(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attached Word .doc by June 30, 2019. Poets selected for publication will receive a copy of the book.