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The Poetic Bond V


Submission window opens March 31, 2015 and will close June 30, 2015

Guidelines and Conditions 2015

Now in its fifth year, this annual anthology of poetry from new media, social and professional networking, is mainly garnered from the professional networking website, LinkedIn, but also has contributions via poetry groups, performance and word of mouth. The submission process is unique in that choices for inclusion are made on the basis of emergent themes and congruency in the pool of work submitted; it is therefore also a snapshot of the poetry of NOW, seeking to capture the zeitgeist of the moment. 

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Readers' Reports, an important change for 2015.

In previous years, readers’ reports have not been available until at least a month after the submission window closes (usually August 1st onwards), but this year, due to the volume of work received last year, readers’ reports will be available within four weeks of submission. Hopefully this will encourage poets to avoid the usual rush of submissions in the week of the deadline and ensure feedback for those submitting earlier comes back quicker.

The purpose of the reports is primarily to assist the editing team in selecting the short list for publication and is not meant as professional critique; however, the reports have been regarded as useful feedback by many poets. Of course, there is no need to receive a report if you do not want one, and the views expressed by the readers are their own and may differ from the editing team.

The readers’ reports will not indicate whether the poem has been selected for the publication in the anthology or not; a decision on the final selection will be made by September 1st, 2015, based on the emergent themes within the pool of work.


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Trevor Maynard, editor of The Poetic Bond series is the manager of the LinkedIn group

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From a biscuit crumb on your lover’s lips, to the death of a Princess, to the formation of galaxies far, far away, human is our condition, life is our journey, and come agony, joy, or even world-weariness, life is for living, keep on keepin’ on.

A new edition of

Love, Death and The War on Terror 

will be released   in March 2015, and will include five new poems.

Love, Death, and The War On Terror

We, the people, still meet each other, fall in love, and generate enough good in the world to counter and hopefully, in the end, overhaul the evil. The terrorists may murder, the soldier may die, but in the end, humanity has love, and love will conquer all.

This edition will include the "Obama" Trilogy.


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