IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT re Poetica # 2:
Over the last few weeks, I’ve received many poems, some of which have been exceptionally beautiful. However, I have received nowhere near enough to form a viable publication.
Readers will want a sizeable volume for their money, a packet of poetic passion, a tome of touching testimonies, an incomparable collection of crafted creativity - they will expect at least a hundred pieces, probably many more. I had the notion of including up to 500 high quality poems - maybe unrealistic, but what a book that would be!
The idea of Poetica # 2 was to sate an enormous appetite for wondrous words. Right now, once I cull through the submissions and select the very best, readers would get less than 30 poems.
I NEED MANY MORE POEMS; poets, step forth!
I am extending the deadline to December 15th, 2020.
And before someone asks ‘Why not allow more than one poem per poet?’ let me explain (again):
It’s one poem per poet for the following reasons:
1. It encourages poets to select their very best work for submission.
2. It is fairer when it comes to the competition which gives poets a chance to win a book contract (read the submission guidelines).
3. It gives more room for more poets.
So right now Poetica # 2 is WIDE OPEN for more submissions.
Keep in mind the above: select your best work and you might win enough readers’ votes to earn your own book contract with Clarendon House.
Submission guidelines are available here:
Any questions? Email me:
There once was a volume of verse
Which began with an ask, rather terse:
But poets stepped up,
And beauty was supped,
All across the universe.