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Tribute to John Whitworth - submit a poem

Call for Poetry Submissions


In our September issue, Better Than Starbucks will include a special section as a tribute to beloved poet John Whitworth. The section will be curated by guest editor Jayne Osborn.


We invite those familiar with John’s poetry to submit a tribute poem, whether to John, in memory of him, or written in a style of his.


Submit your poem in the body of your email, together with a short third person bio (we usually ask for 30 – max 40 – words) with ‘John Whitworth poem’ in the subject line. Poems alone will be copied into a blind submissions document and forwarded to Jayne. Email your submission to


Submissions are open until August 1st, 2019.


There is no fee to submit (as always.) There is no contributor payment, although all our contributors receive their choice of a free PDF or eBook version.


Also as always, we accept previously published work.


Poets whose tribute poems are chosen by Jayne for publication will also receive a print copy of the issue, so please include your mailing address with an associated phone number in your submission.


Thank you, Jayne, for agreeing to select winners from poems submitted, as well as a poem or three of John’s to include on the tribute page. Your contribution to our journal is very welcome.


Vera Ignatowitsch
Editor-in-Chief, Better Than Starbucks

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