The Poetic Bond IX is open for submissions until 30th June, 2019

The Poetic Bond IX is the ninth annual, international poetry anthology in The Poetic Bond Series.  So far 513 poems from 213 poets coming form 32 different countries have been published in eight volumes.  The Poetic Bond IX opens for submission on March 1st, 2019.

Making a Poetic Bond - the ethos behind putting together the anthology
The process of selecting poems for publishing The Poetic Bond series is unlike any other in that there is no set plan as to what will be published. It depends on the themes which emerge from the pool of work submitted, or to put it another way, the poetic energy which comes together at this certain time and place. Where themes emerge, patterns of energy harmonize, form bonds, connections, and these in turn lead to interconnected chapters, and the creation of a holistic volume, deeply connected with humanity, nature, and the universe.

The Cunningham Short Story Competition is now closed.

We are seeking lyrical tales about the world, 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.

The Cunningham Short Story Competition has published two collections LIFE DANCES, and YOUR WORLD, OUR PLACE, featuring 6 and 8 writers respectively. CSSC opens for submissions on the 15th January, 2019.  The winner of the third competition is be announced at the end of June, 2019.

   

Ends on June 30, 2019$15.00 - 25.00
$15.00 - 25.00

1            All poems should be submitted using the submit button powered by SUBMITTABLE on The Poetic Bond website.  
2            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 IX (2019)
3           You can submit up to four 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  All poems must be the authors own work: unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted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 (15)
6         Poems can be on any subject, have any form or style    
7            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,
8            Poems will be read by an anonymous panel and those selected will appear in the anthology
9            Based on the emergent themes within the selection the editor will arrange the poems into chapters in an anthology
10          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
11          Poets submitting work can CHOOSE to receive feedback on their work; this feedback is in the form of the REPORTS that the readers send to the editor.  These reports are NOT professional critiques tailored to the poet; THEY ARE the professional opinions of the readers and their purpose is to help the editor in their selection of poems to be included in the anthology.  Poets wishing to recieve feedback should choose that option when submitting their fee.  Only poets who REQUEST feedback will receive it.      
12          Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times
13          Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after October 2019
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 IX.  The editor resereves 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 IX (2019), 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 IX are eligible to purchase The Poetic Bond VIII for a discount rate of $12.99/£9.99 by choosing to add on option in SUBMITTABLE when submitting.   Also avaialble at a discount rate of $9.99/£7.99 are the following; The Poetic Bond VII. The Poetic Bond VI, Grey Sun Dark Moon (by Trevor Maynard), Echoes in the Earth (by Pushpita Awasthi),  Our World Your Place (a collection of short stories), and Life Dances (a collection of short stories).   

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