The 2015 edition of Baily’s Beads, Pitt-Bradford’s award-winning literary magazine, will feature a special section of
poetry by local K-12 students.
Editors Kayla Beers, a writing major from
Campbell, N.Y., and McKayla Murdock, a writing major from Downingtown, are
looking for writing that focuses on sensory images.
than focusing on rhyming and big topics, concentrate on finding new ways to
describe scenes and feelings,” Murdock suggested.
“We’d like to see honest emotion and original
imagery rather than abstractions,” Beers said.
from K-12 students should include written permission from a parent or guardian
for the work to be published if accepted.
Beads also seeks submissions from Pitt-Bradford students and community members.
Poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, memoir, travel writing, personal essays,
plays, comics, and translations are accepted year round, but the magazine staff
will only consider work for the 2015 issue until April 4. The staff also seeks
photography, drawings, paintings and other artwork in JPEG form, especially
black and white.
should have a cover sheet with the author’s name and contact information, but
the author’s name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
should be single spaced, while prose should be double spaced. Writers may submit up to 20 pages. Submissions should be sent by e-mail
attachment to email@example.com.