Submissions accepted for THE POETIC BOND VII (2017) from 31 March to 30 June
How to Submit
1 Read the guidelines and conditions below
2 If you wish to submit a poem or poems, click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button below and this will take you through to Paypal where you will be able to pay the submission fee. NOTE: you do not need to have a Paypal account as there will also be an option to pay by credit or debit card.
3 Once you have paid the submission fee you will be directed to a Thank You page which will give you a dedicated email address and further instructions on submitting your work
4 Submit your work
5 Note: poems will only go forward to the selection process if the submission fee has been paid, and a maximum of four poems per submission fee is permissible
6 The closing date for submissions is June 30, 2017
7 Payment of the submission fee denotes that you agree to the Guidelines and Conditions below and agree for your work, should it be selected, to be published in THE POETIC BOND VII (2017)
Guidelines and conditions
1 All poems submitted, for which the submission fee has been paid, will be considered for inclusion in an anthology to be named THE POETIC BOND VII (2017)
2 All poems must be the authors own work
3 Unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted
4 Authors are responsible for informing Willowdown Books of any licenses or conditions they may have assigned to third parties; any dispute that may arise is solely a matter for the author and the owner and the third party.
5 Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to agree to the copyright notice below (15)
6 Poems can be any length; however, due to practical constraints up to 120 lines of any one work will be included in the publication. Longer poems should give a web link to the full piece
7 Poems can be on any subject, have any form or style
8 Poems will be read by an anonymous panel and those selected will appear in the anthology
9 Based on the emergent themes within the selection the editor will arrange the poems into chapters in an anthology
10 The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poem (s) for the anthology are final and no correspondence will be entered into save for notification of whether the work is to be included in the anthology
11 Poets submitting work can CHOOSE to receive feedback on their work; this feedback is in the form of the REPORTS that the readers send to the editor. These reports are NOT professional critiques tailored to the poet; THEY ARE the professional opinions of the readers and their purpose is to help the editor in their selection of poems to be included in the anthology. Only poets who REQUEST feedback will receive it.
12 Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times
13 Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after September 2017
14 All poems published within the anthology will be automatically entered for The Poetic Bond Poets' Choice Award - see separate terms and conditions for details of this Award.
15 Copyright Notice
Should my poem(s) be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Willowdown Books permission to publish my poem(s) within the anthology known as THE POETIC BOND VII (2017), in any media, and to use my name and poem in any marketing or promotional activity which pertains to the marketing and promotion of said anthology. Willowdown Books agree that they cannot print or use any other media to publish any poem from the anthology individually, except with the express permission of the author.
The following, or equivalent, will appear in the anthology;
Willowdown Books asserts its copyright of this book as an anthology, by which is meant the collection of poems. Willowdown Books asserts no copyright over any of the individual poems. Copyright is asserted (by both Willowdown Books and the individual authors) under the Copyright Laws of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America and all the countries of the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Television, Public Reading, Translation into foreign language, any Internet or related media is strictly reserved (by the author, or Willowdown Books as detailed above).