Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

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Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by Ros » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Poets' Graves Anthology -- Submissions Invited

Hi all, we are putting together an anthology to celebrate the forum, and the poets it fosters. We cannot practically read the whole forum and then seek publishing permission, so we are inviting submissions. Ben is the publisher. An editorial committee (bodkin, camus, Ros, Mic and Nash; with Ben as a casting vote) will select the final poems.

Anybody who has been active on the forum as of 22nd June 2012 may submit up to six poems for consideration, but at least half must be poems work-shopped on the forum. Previously published work is acceptable; as are simultaneous submissions. The end of submissions is midnight, September 1st 2012 (GMT).

Each submission must be identified with user and real names.

The book will be produced in paperback and ebook format. Each published poet will receive one free copy of the paperback, and the opportunity to buy others at the wholesale price. We intend to have it ready by Christmas 2012.

We also intend to approach members of long-standing not currently active on the board, and encourage you to inform anybody in this category that you may have contact with.

We intend to publish about sixty poems of the highest quality which we can get. We may include one, several or none from each author, based purely on our judgement. We will attempt to create a short list, and reject the other poems promptly. However, selection of the final poems and the duration of the whole process will depend on the rate of submissions, availability of editors, and the angle subtended at the inner circumference by a ray projected normal to the number you first thought of, etc.

Contact: any editor by PM (bodkin is happy to act as a liaison officer if you don't know who to trouble)

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by Ros » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:22 pm

So, where are they all?

Do people have any problems with the whole idea? Have we got it wrong?

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by Antcliff » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:43 pm

Ros,
I thought PGers had to Sept 1st....so could ponder in July, swim through August and still...? I'll no doubt have a try and lay some goods before t'committee, but isn't the deadline in the distance yet?

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by Ros » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:29 pm

Well, yes it is. I just felt a little worried that we haven't had much. As long as everyone's gearing up to dump 500 poems on us in the last week, that's fine.

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by ray miller » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:32 am

I thought that I'd submitted 6 poems but having just logged in to Submissions I can find no trace of them. Have I submitted them or not?
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Post by Nash » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:25 am

Your submissions came through fine Ray, thanks.

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Post by John G » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:25 am

i've sent off some submissions. Just saying.
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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by bodkin » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:41 pm

OK, so we've had some pretty good submissions...

...but overall the total number of submissions hasn't been enough. An exercise like this cannot work if there isn't enough input. At the moment if we published everything we still wouldn't have enough -- and really we need a good multiple of the target number, just to give some choice in the editing.

Maybe we misjudged the number of people with enthusiasm...

Or maybe we haven't advertised it widely enough...

Or maybe we aren't waiting long enough...

Or maybe summer is just a really crappy time of year to ask this of you...

But in any case the project isn't working right now, and we need an indication whether it is going to work eventually, or whether to give it up as an Idea Whose Time Has Not Yet Come...

So...

Anybody who hasn't submitted, but who is going to please reply to this and let us know.

Or if you would submit if the timing (or something else) was changed, please let us know that as well.

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by Ryan P. » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:47 am

The deadline has passed, but is there any chance you have room for a few more? No is an acceptable answer here. :)

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by BenJohnson » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:59 pm

The deadline has passed, but we are still receiving and accepting entries.

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Post by Marc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:07 pm

Have just submitted some work - sorry so late. Was fast asleep... Anyway all previously posted here and hugely acclaimed. (Ahem...that may be poetic licence...)

Hope its not yet too late!

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Re: Poets' Graves Anthology - call for submissions!

Post by Ros » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:15 am

Submissions are now closed.
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