Through Poetry, Review, and Discuss, a poetry forum on LinkedIn, we have heard from many poets across the world in lockdown.  This project, to produce a poetry anthology by 11th April, is a call for those voices to be heard.  The submission fee is $2, the absolute minimum possible through Submittable, with an option to contribute $12 towards production costs which is completely optional.  

The submission window for The Poetic Bond X is now open and will close 30th June, 2020.  Poems welcome on any subject, in any form, of any length (first 120 lines published, rest web-linked)  

The submission window for The Cunningham Short Story Competition will open January 1st, 2020, and close May 15th, 2020.   The theme is "Country and Identity". Lower word limit is 1,000, and the upper limit 3,000.  

The Poetic Bond X – 2020 - Terms and Conditions - READ, then scroll to bottom to submit your work.

1             The Submission window opens March 1st, 2020, and closes June 30th, 2020,   

2             All poems should be submitted using the submit button powered by SUBMITTABLE on The Poetic Bond website. 

3  All poems submitted, for which the submission fee has been paid, will be considered for inclusion in an anthology to be named THE POETIC BOND X (2020) 

4  You can submit up to four poems. All poems must be the authors own work: unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted

5  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 third party. 

6 Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to agree to the copyright notice below (15) 

7 Poems can be on any subject, have any form or style 

8 Poems can be any length; however, due to practical constraints up to 120 lines of any one work will be included in the publication. Longer poems should give a web link to the full piece,

9 Poems will be read by an anonymous panel and those selected will appear in the anthology 

10 Based on the emergent themes within the selection the editor will arrange the poems into chapters in an anthology

11 The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poem (s) 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.  

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

13 Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after October 2020 

14 All poems published within the anthology will be automatically entered for The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award. This consists of three awards of $30 for poems chosen by the poets published in The Poetic Bond X. The editor reserves the right to give more than three awards in the event if a tie. 

15 Copyright Notice 

Should my poem(s) be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Books permission to publish my poem(s) within the anthology known as THE POETIC BOND X (2020), 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). 

 16 All poets submitting work to The Poetic Bond X are eligible, through Submittable, to purchase the following (1) Pre-order The Poetic Bond X $8.99/£7.49 P&P free (2) a bonus package of three books:  Nature 20/20 (an international anthology edited by Trevor Maynard), Nine Frames (a collection of nine short stories), and The Poetic Bond IX  - for a special offer rate of $19.99/£15.99 + $4/£3 P&P.  (3) The full Poetic Bond Series Package - Volumes I to IX  $69.99/£59.99 + $10/£7.50 P&P (4) The Trevor Maynard Collection - Grey Sun Dark Moon (2015), Keep on Keepin' On (2012), The Path Now Known* (2020)  $19.99/£15.99 + $4/£3 P&P.   (*Third edition, new for 2020, of Love, Death, and The War on Terror (2009))

 
1 All poems should be submitted using the submit button powered by SUBMITTABLE on The Poetic Bond website, or elsewhere.
2 All poems submitted, for which the submission process has been completed, will be considered for inclusion in an anthology to be named “Covid-19: Poetry from The Lockdown”
3 You can submit two poems. 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 third party.
5 Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to agree to the copyright notice below (12)
6 The theme of the competition is "Covid-19: Poems from The Lockdown". They can be in any form or style.
7 Poems can up to 40 lines in any length.  
8 The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poem (s) 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 11 April 2020
11 The closing date for the competition is 4 April, 2020
12 Copyright Notice
Should my poem(s) be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Books permission to publish my poem(s) within the anthology known as "Covid-19: Poems from The Lockdown" (2020), 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).
 

Theme:  Country and Identity

Word minimum: 1000   Word maximum:  Submissions must be entirely the author's own work and not published in print before.  (Work published online only is acceptable).  

We are seeking lyrical tales revolving around the ideas and concepts of "country" and "identity", either personal, natural, or political, which take the reader on a journey to events and places which they may not be familiar with.  

Each tale should be no more than three thousands words, an original work, and show the reader the world anew.   Eight stories will chosen for publication with one author receiving a prize of $125. Full Terms and Conditions at www.willowdownbooks.com/TC.htm



 

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