If you're a female, under 30 & living in NYC/BK/Queens then Poets & Writers Magazine is looking for you:
Poets & Writers Seeks Submissions
Poets & Writers is currently accepting submissions for the annual Amy Awards contest. The Amy Award is presented to women poets age 30 and under living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive an honorarium and a reading in New York City. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2008 Amy Awards. Please send 3 lyric poems (50 lines or less), a short bio, and a SASE by June 1 to: Poets & Writers, Attn: Amy Awards,
90 Broad St., Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004
p.s. Word on the chatterwheel is that last year's submissions were a bit lacking so turn dem 'puters on and make it a competition!
Speaking of poets, Julia Cohen has out a new chapbook collaboration with cohort poet Mathias Svalina.
It's a bit spendy but has illustrations, is letterpressed, & super-limited so get your collector fever on at http://www.smallfirespress.com/chapbooks.html
There's a ton of reading going on including this Kimiko Hahn reading at the Brooklyn Museum which is for the BKM's First Saturdays. There's bunch of cool stuff going on 'cause of the Murakami exhibit!
Check it out here http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php
or here http://brooklynbased.net/everything/beneath-the-surface/