Cal for Submissions – personal.

Ok. I am doing this as a personal project. I am putting together my grandmother’s stories and poetry my boyfriend’s grandmother wrote. But I want it to reflect the wisdom of all grandmothers. So here is my request.

Do you have a story that you remember your grandmother (abuela) telling? Or a bit of poetry they wrote that you would love to see in print? Try submitting it for this anthology. I am busier than I have any reason to expect – so I am setting the deadline for December first with a expected publishing date of the first of January.

I am also accepting art. I only ask that it is from your grandmothers. And that you are able to give consent for me to publish it.

To submit email the creation and a small introduction (preferred with a picture) of your grandma who created it. The address for this is authorpoetpatriciaharris@gmail.com

The above image will be the cover. I realize that this is gender biased. I feel like I have more from the amazing women who I am decended from than I do the men. And since I have been wanting to honor my maternal grandmother… This was born. Maybe I will someday do a call for grandfather lore… But first I need to do this.

Also… Notice that this is not a Fae Corps Inc project. There is a couple of reasons. One – this is a very personal project. I have been wanting to do it for a little while. Two – Fae Corps Inc has projects planned for the next two years. I will be posting the next call for submissions for them in November. The deadline for it will be after the first of the year. I want to release this with the new year.

Calls For Submission

I decided to offer links to a few calls for submissions today. This has been such a busy week with release day coming up for both Through the Sunshine & Poetic Reminders that I am afraid I have gotten very little else done.

So we will start with the two Fae Corps has…Nightmare Whispers & Fae Dreams.

Then there are two more that I have come across in the last couple of days that I found interesting….

Burningword Literary Journal & Write of Passion both are looking for submissions right now.

then there is this list of 48 Writing Contests in June 2020 

I know that this is a small post for me…but it is highly packed with possibility….If you enter let me know. I am curious as to whether anyone will see this.

Submission Etiquette

So I usually do Poetry on Monday…but due to what I am doing otherwise this felt appropriate. I am trying to clean up files and do layout for a couple of books, including Fae Corps Through the Sunshine anthology. Now…I have to figure many editors are more organized than I am…but it is still courtesy when you do a submission to any anthology or call for submission to do a certain amount of information, unless the submission rules say otherwise.

Each submission should be in one of two fonts…either Times New Roman or Arial in a 12 pt size. It should have your name, any pen name, the title, and some means of contact (email or Phone). It should be labeled as to what you are submitting it to. In the email you should include a third person Bio and picture to save the editor from requesting this.

Most people honestly don’t realize how useful this is to have. Even if it is not going to be added to the piece in whatever publication, it gives the editor an idea of who you are. Some submission requests ask that this information not be included because it is done in a blind read…but you should see that before submitting your work.

It seems like many people ignore the information in the call for submissions though. You should always be aware of the place you are submitting to. If it is a magazine or literary blog, read through what they have published before. It really helps you to know whether you will be a good fit. Also it will help you to get an idea of whether they are newbie friendly or do they require someone who has experience?

This is important! If they work often with newbies, then they are likely able to help you figure out what you are doing. If they only work with those writers who are experienced…well then they are not likely to expect to have to explain the process. This makes it harder to figure out what you are ignorant of.

I am not trying to discourage…Merely to help others figure out what they are doing without the fumbling that I have done in the past.

Calls for Submissions

Below I have found several “call” lists… Each place is different… Before you submit your writing look into the place, read the requirements… Read their previous issues. It is important to see how they treat the submissions. You also want to be sure that you are a good fit. Expect to be rejected. It happens, even to the big names. It sucks… But it is helpful if you take it as a way to improve your writing.

  1. https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls-for-submissions
  2. https://medium.com/@ericaverr/44-calls-for-submissions-in-march-2020-paying-markets-979ebe9cf443
  3. http://poetryflash.org/submissions/
  4. https://entropymag.org/calls-for-submissions/
  5. https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/calls-for-submissions.html?m=1
  6. https://www.authorspublish.com/30-writing-competitions-and-submission-calls-for-poets/

Also keep any email correspondence as many places are busy and replies do not come quickly. You will want to keep track of what poetry you send to who so as to not duplicate submissions.

A Contest for Poetry

The Emerging Poet Prize
CLOSES SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020

https://www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/

For emerging poets, this contest only accepts submissions from authors with fewer than two full length collections out at the time of submission. The winning poet will be awarded $3000 and publication on Palette Poetry. Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication.

Tuesday Tunes

Rihanna – Stay

Lyrics – All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said, “Show me something”
He said, “If you dare, come a little closer”
Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay
It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take it’s given
Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay
Ooh, ooh, ooh, the reason I hold on
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ’cause I need this hole gone
Well, funny you’re the broken one
But I’m the only one who needed saving
‘Cause when you never see the light
It’s hard to know which one of us is caving
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, hooh

My 2 cents – this song speaks of longing for company, of loneliness. Right now I feel like this is a relevant and relatable feeling. It is a scary time for all of us, globally. Pandemic and isolation…it’s just a level of panic and uncertainty that has a lot of us disabled.

Please, even if you are having issues, try to stay in until this is under control. Isolation is the world’s best shot right now. Stay home and stay safe.

More Monday

Ok folks… I am exhausted. I just did layout for two books. I am editing the first novel for one of our Authors over at Fae Corps, Cyn A Snow. I am trying to do Sketchtember, at least twice a day. And I don’t have anything ready for today. So, instead I decided to ask you to share what you have been doing. Art, writing, crafts… Just give me something to look at. I look forward to seeing what you have been creating. I promise that this is a judgement free zone. I will not tolerate negative comments.

Faery Footprints

So I normally do poetry on Monday. Well this is still on topic. My publishing company Fae Corps is doing a poetry collection. I thought that I would share details with all of you.

Information :

1.) What is Faery Footprints?

It is a collection of 100 of the best poems that we were able to find. It is the second anthology published by a indie press.

2.) What’s the catch?

No catch. No fees. We will be accepting poetry sent via email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com until the September 30, 2019 deadline. Send the poetry in a doc file as an attachment in the email.

3.) What is the topic?

Well, obviously the topic is what you feel like writing. We want good poetry, the best that you have. If you choose to write about faeries then cool, but it is not a required topic.

4.) What about previous published?

We are fine with previous published as long as you give us that information so that we can credit it. (As long as you still have publication rights).

5.) Oh, yeah that reminds me… What about copyright?

With Fae Corps, we do everything possible to assure that the writer retains their rights. We will have a contract allowing us the ability to publish the work that you send in this volume. That is all we are looking for.

6.) What is the compensation for this ?

We are sorry, at this time we are only able to offer contributers copies.

7.) What is the limits on the submissions?

Up to 5 poems each person with a Maximum of 100 words. We do not limit style. If you want your poem in a certain layout… Please state such in the email.

8.) So how will I know if my poem made it?

The first week of November, my fellow editor and I will be going through the submissions. I have been trying to make sure that we send a receipt for each email. By the second week we will be sending out responses.

9.) What if I don’t do poetry?

We have another anthology that we are working on… Go here.

10.) What if I am uncertain about my writing?

Send us your poetry anyway… My partner and I will try to give you feedback. And any poetry that does not make it into the collection has a chance of being featured on our blog.

What could it hurt to reach out and try?