2019 Poetry Anthology

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ONLY Redwood Writers members are invited to submit poems. ALL themes and forms are welcome.

Editors Fran Claggett
and Les Bernstein
invite your poetry submissions!

Members, be included in the 2019 poetry anthology,

Something to Crow About:
In the Light of Day
In the Dark of Night 

 2nd Annual

Redwood Writer
Award of Merit Poets

The judges will select three poets whose work exhibits exemplary achievement to be designated as Redwood Writer Award of Merit Poets. Their poems will be featured in the anthology, and they will receive a complimentary copy of the book. In addition, along with other authors, they will read at the book launch.

DETAILS:

ENTRIES:

Only Redwood Writers members in good standing may submit works to be considered for this anthology.

If you are interested in becoming a member, click here for more information.

DATES:

Submission dates:

Open: Sunday, August 12, 2018
NEW Close: Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 9 p.m.

 Got Questions?

Send an email to
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RULES

Please observe the following contest rules; otherwise, your entry may be disqualified.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

  • Poets must be members in good standing of Redwood Writers.
  • Each poet may submit up to 5 poems (maximum 100 lines per poem).
  • BLIND SUBMISSIONS: Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript; only the title of poem.
  • Only previously unpublished poems will be accepted.
  • All poems must be submitted by October 31, 2018, for consideration.
  • Poems must be original. Poems that have appeared in print, including online magazines, are not eligible. However, they may have appeared in personal blogs or online newsletters.

FORMAT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1-inch margins
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Poems may be single-spaced
  • One space after punctuation
  • Page number at bottom center
  • Spelling errors could cause a submission to be rejected prior to the editing process.

selecteddocsPLEASE INCLUDE:

  • At the time of submission, include a 50-word professional biography written in 3rd person

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Document format: Your piece(s) should be formatted as a Microsoft Word document (doc or pdf, NOT a docx).
  • Multiple poems may be submitted in a single document.
  • ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY: All entries must be submitted online using the submission form linked below.

WORKING WITH EDITORS:

For the benefit of our readers and for our growth as writers, we want to help each other hone these works to make them the best possible. As such, each member whose work is accepted will be expected to work with an editor in order to make recommended revisions.

Editors

FRAN CLAGGETT
Co-Editor

Fran Claggett

Fran Claggett-Holland is the author of three collections of poems. After years of teaching, consulting, publishing, and writing, Fran is currently teaching memoir and poetry in her home attended by Madgik, her Saluki, and Zoe, her
Whippet. She has received a number of awards for her teaching, and for her books on critical thinking, literature, and writing. Fran and Les enjoyed being judges of the adult and children's poetry for the 2018 Sonoma County Fair, and they were co-editors of Redwood Writers 2018 poetry anthology.

Les Bernstein has been published in journals, presses and anthologies in the U.S. and internationally. Her chapbooks Borderland, Naked Little Creatures, and Amid the Din have been published by Finishing Line Press. She has won the 2014 Nazim Hikmet award and is a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee. Les, judge and editor of the Marin High School's 2018 contest and anthology, lives in Mill Valley with her very large family.

LES BERNSTEIN
Co-Editor

Les Bernstein

Board Liaison

LINDA REID

Linda Loveland Reid

Artist

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About the Painting

Sonoma County artist and writer Warren Bellows has graciously donated his original crow painting for use on the cover of the 2019 Redwood Writers Poetry Anthology.

About the Artist

Warren Bellows paints luminous landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts. Bellows was trained at the Denver Art Students League by Quang Ho, whom he considers one of the finest painters and art educators in America.

A native of San Francisco, Bellows’ work is inspired by Northern California landscapes, especially the Sonoma County coast and hillsides. He considers his paintings a visual portrait of a dialogue; an ongoing two-way conversation between the subject and artist.

Discover more of this artist’s works at his website wbellows.com.

WARREN BELLOWS
Artist

Artist Warren Bellows

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