Phi Kappa Phi Forum seeks original, previously unpublished poetry from active Society members for its fall 2013 edition that will explore the theme of “Funny Business.”
Potential topics for scholarly articles include the psychology of humor; misdirection of slogans in U.S. presidential campaigns; images of female beauty in America; Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In; and unusual cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
One original, previously unpublished poem will be selected to appear in the print version of the magazine as a complement to the scholarly articles and columns.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 with the poem. Runners-up may be chosen for online.
The poetry contest is open only to active Society members, published or unpublished. Previous winners must wait one year — three consecutive main editions — to enter again. This restriction does not apply to previous runners-up; they do not have to wait to submit again.
Submissions — one per entrant per issue — should be up to 40 lines long and must reflect the theme of the edition: “Funny Business.”
Send your poem as a Word attachment or as a cut-and-paste in the body of an email. Also include a short bio (three or four sentences), contact information (mailing address and work, home and cell phone numbers), and Phi Kappa Phi member number and chapter affiliation. Selected poets will be contacted for photos and other information.
Entry deadline is midnight, is midnight, June 11, only by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Poet, Berry College professor and Phi Kappa Phi member Sandra Meek serves as the poetry editor and judge in consultation with Society management.