2021 Poetry Anthology

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A MEMBERS-ONLY CALL 

Redwood Writers members, co-editors Fran Claggett-Holland and Les Bernstein invite you to submit your poems to be considered for the
2021 Poetry Anthology

Inspiration

We are not prescribing subjects for your poetry. Our hope is that the cover painting by Christine MacDonald and title of anthology may help you think about moving from silence to word. All subjects will be acceptable. Beyond Distance is the theme to encourage ideas, but no work will be declined due to it's relationship to name. We will appreciate a diversity of responses.

(Click here to learn more about the cover art)

Entries

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

FIVE poems per entrant.
(Poems must be placed in one document)

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

Submission dates:

OPEN:
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

CLOSE:
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020
at 9 p.m.

POET NOTIFICATIONS:
Poets will be notified of accepted poems by Dec. 1, 2020

 Got Questions?

Send an email to
[email protected]

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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 of any length.
  • BLIND SUBMISSIONS: Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript; only the title(s) of poem(s).
  • Only previously unpublished poems will be accepted. Poems that have appeared in print, including online magazines, are not eligible. However, they may have appeared in personal blogs or online newsletters.
  • Every poem must have a TITLE.
  • All poems must be submitted by Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, for consideration.
  • Poems must be original.

FORMAT REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1-inch margins
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Poems should be single-spaced
  • Poems should be left-justified
  • 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, edited biography written in 3rd person, e.g., "John Doe lives in Sonoma and has been published in..."

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HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Document format: Your piece(s) should be formatted as a Microsoft Word document (doc or docx) or pdf.
  • 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 — After a career of high school and university teaching, Fran traveled widely as an educational consultant, writing books for teachers and students along the way. After moving to Sonoma County, she taught memoir and poetry for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University. She recently published her fourth book of poems. Fran currently hosts two poetry groups in her home and has edited or co-edited four poetry anthologies for Redwood Writers.

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 has served as editor for three prior RW anthologies. She lives in Mill Valley with her very large family.

LES BERNSTEIN
Co-Editor

Les Bernstein

About the Cover Art

2021PoetryCoverPainting by Christine McDonald-

The 2021 poetry anthology cover will feature a painting by Christine McDonald from her Shorelines Series.

While there is no requirement to write to a theme, the co-editors are hopeful the painting and the book's title, Beyond Distance, will inspire creativity.

Questions? Comments?

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