kakalak 2021

Kakalak is open for submissions, and I encourage you to check them out and consider submitting your own work. I know I plan to submit mine. Here’s what you need to know:

The Kakalak 2021 poetry and art contest is now open for submissions, and the deadline for submitting is May 23, 2021.

Kakalak evokes the spirit of the Carolinas from the Outer Banks and Low Country to the Piedmont and Appalachia.

Originally a regional anthology highlighting North and South Carolina poets and artists, Kakalak now accepts poetry and art from anyone, anywhere—maintaining the spirit of the Carolinas as a broad brush while including topics not specific to North or South Carolina.

Kakalak is a rich medley of colors and textures—in the language of the poets and the visual depth of the artists. While the journal does not claim a set theme, there’s something truly beautiful in how each issue ties together and creates a balance of dark, serious subjects tempered by poignant, light-hearted humor.

Please use the following links to learn more, including contest prizes and how to submit:

About Kakalak:

POETRY Submission Guidelines:

ART Submission Guidelines:

About Kakalak’s Judging Process:

Meet the Judges:


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