Cowboys & Cocktails:

Poetry from the True Grit Saloon

You are invited to submit up to three previously unpublished poems for a new anthology, Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon, that Brick Street Poetry Inc. will publish in conjunction with a Big Read partnership with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art.


There will be a $500 prize given for the Best of the Book Award.  We are open to any style, form, length  or old west subject, with the caveat that you will stand the best chance of being the Best of the Book choice if your poem is about or references one of the cocktails from the list that follows below. Help us taste these concoctions and see life in the days of the western saloon.


A number of poets who write referencing one of the listed drinks will also be chosen to participate in a public reading from the book at the True Grit Saloon on the night of April 25, 2019, at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana. A $100 prize will be given for the poem voted the People's Choice Award at the public reading. 

To submit your poems please follow these rules:

·      Email your entry to 

·      Email subject should include the words:  “True Grit Anthology”

·      Poem should be attached as a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc)

·      Poets may enter up to 3 poems, but please enter one poem per email.  Poems may not have been previously published.

·      Include on your entry:

·      Name

·      Mailing address

·      Phone number

·      Email address

·      Entry must be received on or before March 1, 2019.


Click here to see cocktail recipes to use as inspiration for submissions to "Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon".


Brick Street Poetry Inc. is the publisher of the Tipton Poetry Journal and other interesting poetry.


Tipton Poetry Journal

The Tipton Poetry Journal, located in the heartland of the Midwest, publishes quality poetry from Indiana and around the world.


Tipton Poetry Journal is published by Brick Street Poetry Inc., a registered non-profit corporation in Indiana.  Brick Street Poetry Inc, a non-profit organization registered in the State of Indiana, is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3). Brick Street Poetry Inc. publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal, hosts a monthly poetry series, Poetry on Brick Street, and sponsors other poetry-related events.


TIPTON POETRY JOURNAL is published quarterly.  Issues are in an online format at followed by a print version  available through

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