Two Sylvias Summer 2016

We recently featured a rather hefty list of upcoming summer festivals and retreats in the Cascadia region. In case that wasn’t enough to get your poetic juices flowing — or in case you expect to spend your summer at your desk — here’s one more option.

Two Sylvias Press is offering two Online Poetry Retreats — June 27 – July 22, 2016 and August 1 – August 26, 2016. Participating poets will receive prompts, inspiration, a book and critiques by cofounders and editors of Two Sylvias Press, Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy. Read more about the retreats and sign up on the Two Sylvias website.

not too late!

May 11, 2016

Crab Creek Review

The 2016 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize is accepting submissions (up to 4 poems) through Sunday, May 15, 2016. Oliver de la Paz, judge.

World Enough Writers

World Enough Writers is accepting poems for an Ice Cream Poetry Anthology through Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Patricia Fargnoli, editor.

Two Sylvias Press

The Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2016 is accepting entries through Wednesday, June 15, 2016. January Gill O’Neil, judge.

Burnside Review

The 2016 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest is open for submissions through Thursday, June 30, 2016. Adrian Matejka, judge.

meet Sylvia!

October 3, 2015

Two Sylvias Press open house

Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy invite you to join them for an afternoon of drink, appetizers, books, and authors at the Two Sylvias Press OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11:00am – 5:00pm. The new Two Sylvias office is located in Kingston, Washington, within walking distance of the ferry dock. You can make a day of it by also enjoying Art in the Woods, a self-guided tour of artist’s studios throughout beautiful North Kitsap County.

new newsletter

July 14, 2015

Two Sylvias newsletter

Two Sylvias Press has just announced their new, “no more than once-a-month” newsletter. Each issue will include literary and artistic news, a writing prompt and opportunities for poets, writers and artists. Subscribe to the Two Sylvias newsletter or find out more about Two Sylvias Press.

Two Sylvias chapbook prizeYou have until June 15, 2015, to submit your manuscript for the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize. Judged by poet Keetje Kuipers, the winner will receive $300, 20 author copies of the print chapbook, plus eBook publication and a 1930s depression glass trophy.

Two Sylvias Press chapbooks are perfect-bound with a high-quality matte finish. The winner will be announced by September 2015. For more information and submission guidelines, visit Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize. (Note: on their Facebook page, Two Sylvias Press says, “Submissions have been lower this year, so it’s a good year to try us out.”) Go for it!

show some love

February 10, 2015


Join Michelle Peñaloza and Two Sylvias Press this evening, February 10, 2015, 7:00 pm, at Hugo House (Seattle), at a book launch for landscape/heartbreak, “a literary cartography of heartbreak in Seattle.”

Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize

As long as we’re on the subject of chapbooks, here’s a hot-off-the-press announcement from Two Sylvias Press: the first Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize opens for submissions on March 1, 2014. You may submit 17 to 24 pages of poetry along with a small reading fee. The winner’s chapbook will be published in print and as an e-book (along with assorted other treats). Deadline for submissions is Monday, June 16, 2014.

Peruse the guidelines on the Two Sylvias Press website.

Fire On Her TongueCongratulations to Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy, co-editors of Crab Creek Review and co-founders of Two Sylvias Press, on the completion and publication of Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry. Start the new year with powerful poetry: order now on Amazon, or soon on other eBook platforms (iBooks, Nook, etc.).
Happy New Year!