The Natural World Pamphlet Anthology Poetry Competition opens on 1st September, 2018 and will accept entries uintil 31st January, 2019.   The Natural World is a fresh concept in poetry competitions and calls for poets to commit a sustained body of work; a minimum of eight poems, up to 500 lines, which should be constructed around the theme of The Natural World.   

1 Poets are invited to submit a minimum of eight poems that should total no more than 500 lines, excluding titles, spaces between poems, and stanzas. There is no lower line limit. 

2 Each collection of eight poems should be given a unifying title and should be submitted using the submit button powered by SUBMITTABLE on The Poetic Bond website. 

3 All poems must be the authors own work: unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted 

4 Authors are responsible for informing Willowdown Books of any licenses or conditions they may have assigned to third parties; any dispute that may arise is solely a matter for the author and the owner and the third party. 

5 Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to agree to the copyright notice below (11) 

6 Poems can have any form or style but must adhere to the theme of THE NATURAL WORLD. 

7 Poems will be read by an anonymous panel and those selected will appear in a pamphlet anthology showcasing a minimum of six poems each from a minimum of six individual poets. 

8 The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poems for the anthology are final and no correspondence will be entered into save for notification of whether the work is to be included in the anthology.

9 Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times 

10 Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after April 2019 

11 Copyright Notice Should my poems be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Books permission to publish my poems within the anthology known as THE NATURAL WORLD, in any media, and to use my name and poem in any marketing or promotional activity which pertains to the marketing and promotion of said anthology. Books agree that they cannot print or use any other media to publish any poem from the anthology individually, except with the express permission of the author. The following, or equivalent, will appear in the anthology; Willowdown Books asserts its copyright of this book as an anthology, by which is meant the collection of poems. Willowdown Books asserts no copyright over any of the individual poems. Copyright is asserted (by both Willowdown Books and the individual authors) under the Copyright Laws of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America and all the countries of the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Television, Public Reading, Translation into foreign language, any Internet or related media is strictly reserved (by the author, or Willowdown Books as detailed above). 

12 All poets submitting work to THE NATURAL WORLD will receive a free copy of one book of your choice from the following: The Poetic Bond VII, The Poetic Bond VIII, Grey Sun Dark Moon (poetry) by Trevor Maynard, Echoes in the Earth (poetry) by Pushpita Awasthi, Watchers from the Beacon (poetry) by Peter Soron, Postage will be free in the US and UK, however, additional postage MAY be required for countries outside these regions.   

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