Chuck Carlise, “A compendium of photographs: L’inconnue de la seine”
Meggie Monahan, “No Such Thing as Acceptance”
Best New Poets is an annual anthology of 50 poems from emerging writers. Each year, a guest editor selects 50 poems from nominations made by literary magazines and writing programs, as well as an Open Internet Competition.
-Number of submissions (with 1-2 poems each): 1715
-Number of selections sent to the guest editor: We literally lost count.
-Number of male finalists: 24
-Number of female finalists: 26
-States with the most finalists: NY (11), WI (4), AZ (3), NC (3), TX (3), WA (3)
-Number of finalists selected who were nominated by a journal or school: 8
-Number of finalists selected from the Open Competition: 42
Best New Poets 2012 will be published in November. Visit their site for more details.