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 VIII (2018)
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 All poems must be the authors own work: unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted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 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 (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. 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 2018
14 All poems published within the anthology will be automatically entered for The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award. This consists of three awards of $25 for poems chosen by the poets published in The Poetic Bond VIII.
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 VIII (2018), 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 VIII will receive a free copy of one book of your choice from the following: The Poetic Bond, The Poetic Bond II, The Poetic Bond III, The Poetic Bond IV, The Poetic Bond V, The Poetic Bond VI, Grey Sun Dark Moon (poetry) by Trevor Maynard, Echoes in the Earth (poetry) by Pushpita Awasthi, Watchers from the Beacon (poetry) by Peter Soron, Keep on Keepin' On (poetry) by Trevor Maynard, Four Truths (four one act plays) by Trevor Maynard, Glass (full length play) by Trevor Maynard (one-act play) From Pillow to Post by Trevor Maynard. Postage will be free in the US and UK, however, additional postage MAY be required for countries outside these regions.