Call for Submissions: An International Poetry Anthology
A Poetry Anthology on Universal Oneness
Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2018 (Midnight)
Publication Expected: 2019
Publisher: Authorspress, New Delhi, India
Editor: Dr. Vivekanand Jha
Poetry is a universal form of language hobnobbing with other souls and minds. It is means to understand our feelings and to find our place in the universe. Poetry is a divine antidote to our inner upheaval and is a medium of peace in itself. The goal of anthology is to display the greatest contemporary poems wrapped up in one book. The title is self-explanatory and will showcase the greatest single poem of the poet being featured i.e. your poem that has been best appreciated or adjudged by the readers, reviewers, critics, social media or journals etc. It is also self-revealing that one cannot submit more than one poem and each poet will be evenly and equally represented. It is also evident that such poem would mostly be previously published. If you think that your unpublished or freshly composed poem can be your magnum opus you can submit it as well. It is in those aforementioned senses we use the term ‘Universal Oneness’ in the subtitle.
It is requested to submit your magnum opus poem.
To submit work, please:
- Send only one poem, of no more than 50 lines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Poem should originally be written in English. No translation, please.
- Include a bio in maximum 100 words.
- Submission of more than one poem shall be rejected without intimation.
- Save MS word file with your name, paste your bio, email id and poem into it. Send it as an email attachment.
Mere submission of one’s magnum opus won’t qualify for the poem to be included in the anthology. Editor reserves the right to select the poem suiting the aim of the anthology and his decisions will be final. Final selection will be made after deadline for submission is over. Decision for selection or rejection will be intimated to individual in due course of time. It’s no use making query in between.
We will be accepting submissions from poets all over the world. We are planning to include minimum 500 poets and maximum 1000 poets.
Copyright and Acknowledgement
Copyright of the selected poem shall remain with the author. It is natural that being one’s best poem it may have published previously at more than one place. We would mention the acknowledgment of the first publisher only. If a poem is submitted to us it would be deemed that either the poet holds necessary copyright or he has taken due permission from its first publisher.
The anthology will be listed on various online stores and like other books of Authorspress this collection too will be made available worldwide through authorized distributors and sub-distributors. The anthology will be published in both print and electronic format.
The contributors physically living in India irrespective of their country of origin will get a free print copy whereas those living overseas will get a free eBook which will be available with us in various forms and formats.
We shall leave no stone unturned to reach the best contemporary poets all over the world. But if every poet, in the possession of this call for submissions, forwards to his fellow or friend poets, things will be pretty easier for us and it will be very helpful for the future health of poetry as well. Hence it is our humble request to forward this call to the emails at your disposal.
Looking forward to your submissions!
Dr Vivekanand Jha