2/12/08

Poems Wanted of the American West

Many Voices Press is accepting submissions for an anthology of poets from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Guidelines for Submissions:
— Send up to twelve poems of any length, any style, any subject matter.
— Include contact information on each poem: name, address, phone, email.
— Include a SASE for response. No manuscripts will be returned.
— Include a $10 entry fee. All entrants will receive a copy of the anthology (a $20 value). Many Voices Press is a non-profit public service organization.
— Poems in Native American languages or in Spanish must also include English translations. (We will publish both versions side-by-side.)
— Include a brief bio. (Yes, we want to know about your awards and previous publications, but please also tell us something more creative, original, and interesting about your life in the American West.)
— Poems previously published must include name of magazine, issue, and date. If the poem was previously published in a book, include title of book, publisher, and date. Important: Authors must obtain reprint rights. MVP can not pay reprint fees.
— After publication of Poets of the American West, all publication rights revert to the author.
— Include a completed Submission Data Form (attached to these guidelines or obtainable on our website ___________.)



— Send all the above materials to: Many Voices Press
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Many Voices Press aims to publish the best poems available. Recently we published Poems Across the Big Sky (an anthology of Montana poets), which sold more than 2000 copies in less than six months. We are especially interested in new or established voices of the American West. In addition to poems in English, we are seeking poems in Native American languages or in Spanish.

What Are We Looking For? We are most interested in poems that offer original insights into historical or contemporary life in the American West. We are open to all poems of merit, regardless of style, though narrative poems accessible to a broad readership are most likely to catch our attention.
Please share this call for submissions with your fellow poets!

Poets of the American West
Submission Data Form

Name______________________________________ Date__________________

Address____________________________________ Phone_________________

__________________________________________ email__________________

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Poem Titles 1.) _________________________ 2.) _________________________

3.) _________________________ 4.) _________________________

5.) _________________________ 6.) _________________________

7.) _________________________ 8.) _________________________

9.) _________________________ 10.) ________________________

11.) ________________________ 12.) ________________________


If any of the above listed poems were published previously please list magazine name, issue, date. If previously published in a book, list name of book, publisher, and date. Author must obtain reprint rights. MVP cannot pay reprint fees.

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

I am the author of all titles listed above and hold all rights to their publication.

(Signature) _________________________


Many Voices Press
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, Montana 59901
(406) 756-3907

2 comments:

J said...

Thanks Joy! I'm on a mission to be more consistent about submitting poems and this is just the nudge I need. Bless you.

Kristen said...

Is this poem thing still going on? is there a deadline?