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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 “Nature 20/20”

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 All poems must be the authors own work: unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted 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 (14) 

6 The theme of the competition is "Nature 20/20". They can be in any form or style. 

7 Poems can up to 60 lines in any length. 

8 All poems will be read by Trevor Maynard, on behalf of Willowdown Books, and the sponsor GK Grieve. There will be three prizes; $200/$25/$10. 

9 The poems chosen for the anthology will be selected by Willowdown Books, with the winners selected by the sponsor, GK Grieve. 

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 Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times 

12 Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after 14 February 2020 

13 The closing date for the competition is 18th December, 2019

14 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 "Nature 20/20" (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). 

15 The sponsor, GK Grieve asserts no copyright over any part or whole of the anthology.

16 All poets selected for publication will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology.

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