Still accepting poets for Autumn Poetry Anthology: Update

I am still working on the cover art. Right now, I have a total of six poets interested, I am going to list them by first name only if you do not see your name & have already submitted please email me. If you wish to join us I am extending the deadline for at least another two weeks.

The list of current poets involved are: Leesa, Carrie,Omavi,Celestine,Bianca and Emily-(me)-

So Far the Cover Art looks like this:

Dredging upDemeter Cover 2

I’m looking for at least 10-15 poets in total. It depends on how many are interested -then I can determine how many poems per poet. Right now I am thinking of at least three poems, but perhaps as many as four poems per poet? Any suggestions would be helpful with this process.

If the interest stays this small, I might even expand to five poems per poet-that will be up for debate among the previous six other poets listed above. I was hoping for a larger selection. But I must admit even if it winds up a smaller anthology-that wonderful things still can come in small packages.

I am more than willing to accept new poets! The basic themes are still the same. I am leaning towards dividing the book in half like I did with my previous project. The first time I just ordered each poem in the order it was emailed to me in the first half of our project. In the second half I put all the remaining poems grouped by each individual poet. We did also include small bio statements which we may not do this time-I’m going to leave it up to my poets-if they wish to do this again or not?

The themes are:

1. Autumn

2. Seasonal Holidays: Halloween, Day of the Dead, Samhain, Thanksgiving perhaps I should also include? Christmas and Winter Solstice here as well...?

3. Changing of Seasons: Summer into Fall or Fall into Winter

If you wish to be included? It is easy. Just email me a poem on one of the above themes. The Deadline is either Dec 1st or when I reach around 20 poets. Then I will ask for at least 2 poems possibly 3 more poems for each poet. If I do not reach that many poets- I am just extending our deadline by another two weeks So Dec 16th, 2014. Hopefully we can complete this project by sometime in Early Jan or Feb 2015.

My email is:

sexinthekitchensink@hotmail.com or holisticartworks@gmail.com Please put Poetry Anthology 2 in subject line or Dredging up Demeter.”

 

Autumn Anthology: still accepting Poems & Poets

This was first posted a few weeks ago. So far, I have roughly four or five poets who are interested. I am still accepting poetry entries until Dec 1st or until I reach a maximum number of poets. I’m looking for at least 10-15 poets in total. It depends on how many are interested -then I can determine how many poems per poet. Right now I am thinking of at least three poems, but perhaps as many as four poems per poet? Any suggestions would be helpful with this process.

 

“Last night I made an executive decision for a title. I basically like “Dredging up Demeter: Autumn Anthology of Poetry.” I did some basic artwork based upon this theme.

Anthology Autumn Artwork1 Anthology Autumn Artwork Cover rough1 So far I have a total of five poets if I am including myself!! I am eager for more poets to join in-whether you were one of my poets in the first anthology OR not!! I am more than willing to accept new poets! The basic themes are still the same. I am leaning towards dividing the book in half like I did with my previous project. The first time I just ordered each poem in the order it was emailed to me in the first half of our project. In the second half I put all the remaining poems grouped by each individual poet. We did also include small bio statements which we may not do this time-I’m going to leave it up to my poets-if they wish to do this again or not?

The themes are:

1. Autumn

2. Seasonal Holidays: Halloween, Day of the Dead, Samhain, Thanksgiving perhaps I should also include? Christmas and Winter Solstice here as well…?

3. Changing of Seasons: Summer into Fall or Fall into Winter

If you wish to be included? It is easy. Just email me a poem on one of the above themes. The Deadline is either Dec 1st or when I reach around 20 poets. Then I will ask for at least 2 poems possibly 3 more poems for each poet. My email is:

sexinthekitchensink@hotmail.com or holisticartworks@gmail.com Please put Poetry Anthology 2 in subject line or Dredging up Demeter.”

 

Poetry Anthology Project: part two

Some of you may know, I edited a Poetry Anthology last May called,”Help Wanted: poets please apply.”It started out with a very basic idea. I wanted to help other poets publish some of their work who had never published before OR who wanted to gain free publicity for their work by joining our anthology.

After much thought I have decided to try this again but this time asking the poets to follow one or more of the following three themes. The first anthology was very loose and there was no theme. That made for a very interesting collection.However, surprisingly many of the poets did ask if there was a theme or guidelines? There really were none! This second time I thought perhaps by having a series of set themes, I could give the poets more structure and our next new Anthology could have more cohesion as a group, like more “flow.”

These are the themes:

These are the themes I am considering:
1. Autumn
2.Seasons changing-Summer into Fall OR Fall into Winter
3.Fall Holidays: Halloween, Dia de los Muertos-(Mexican Day of the dead.),and Thanksgiving
To enter one must simply submit at least one poem based on one of these themes. Submit by email just like before.
So far I have three poets from my previous anthology who are interested in doing this again: Leesa, Omavi, and Carrie.
 I am opening up the contest to other poets via my blog. Feel free to let me know if you are working on something and need more time.
Is Anybody remotely even interested in this? A second anthology project? Feedback is highly encouraged! I might even expand it to four poems per poet depending on how many responses I do get?
Also here are my title ideas, could you give feedback on which title appeals to each of you if you do decide to be part of this?
here they are:
A-” Everyman’s journey: falling into Autumn.”
B-“Everyman’s journey: Falling into winter.”
C-“Everyman’s journey: From fall to Winter.”
Each title will have the subtitle of a poetry anthology edited by Emily Sturgill.
Actually I find that I am a bit on the fence as far as titles go… here are a few others floating away in my mind-
D-“Falling into FreeVerse.”  E-“Dredging up Demeter”   OR  F-    “Songs to Samhain”
If anybody thinks they might have a better title, please share the idea with me! OR you can let me know which of these titles you lie best A-F and the majority wins. To enter this anthology, my basic rules are the same. Please email me at least one poem which follows this theme.Obviously, the three poets mentioned above-Leesa, Omavi and Carrie are already entered-they each sent a poem.The deadline to enter is by December 1st or when I reach a total of at least 20 poets. After I have all the poets entered or sooner if you wish-I will ask everyone for two-three more poems. So a total of three-four poems each.I will know how many poems per poet for sure after the deadline passes and I see how many poets are interested-if that makes sense?
Also would people want to submit bios again? I am open to this and would allow you to use the same bio or to change your bio. Basically, this is an idea in the rough.After I get the initial first  poems, I can come up with a more solid deadline for everything. I’m more than willing to open it up to new poets . You can email that to me direct at sexinthekitchensink@hotmail.com or my gmail which is: holisticartworks@gmail.com but please use Fall anthology Or New anthology in your subject line.Warming up with color abstract 2 Fall 2013 Warming up with color abstract 1 Fall 2013 IMAG0907 (1)These two paintings above were part of a series I did called “Warming up with color.” The other photo I took of a sunrise. All 3 images have little to do with a new anthology, but I was hoping to somehow inspire you. I am short on leaf art at the moment but I strongly feel leaf art would be the most appropriate! (Sorry I will work on that…) Well. Ok. Please email me a poem if this project interests you! To check out our first anthology, its a steal at just 99 cents here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Help-Wanted-please-Sturgill-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00L6O5P7C/ref=fallbacksessionReftagb_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ZXZ1RXSYNYA6AXY32XC

Help Wanted: Poets please apply…

I am just tumbling the idea of a collection of poetry of some of my own poems, but also publishing some poetry of some of my http://www.wordpress.com friends. I am unsure of how to go about doing such an anthology? Especially as far as earning any profits…To be fair, I am not looking to cash in on anybody elses’s talents. Instead I like the idea of several of us poets coming together and creating a self published anthology of poetry MORE for self-expression and Self-exposure, publicity if you will….It’s just an idea in the rough.

But I am thinking maybe X amount of poets & 3 poems each + a short auto-bio of each poet and links to other published works or links to poets blog or website…

If this idea appeals to anybody please send me a sample poem and an email introduction to:
sexinthekitchensex@hotmail.com

If I edited this type of book for kindle I would probably price it very low like .99 cents for the ebook.
I’m not too sure if this even interests anybody? But I know some of the poets i follow here have yet to be published. Perhaps being included in an anthology would give them the well needed push to self publish their own stuff.

My proposals is simple-email me a single poem and the first 20 poet’s poems I receive will be asked to be part of this collection. Deadline is whenever I receive 20 entry emails or let’s say the Summer Solstice June 21st Midnight EST. If you are selected-via-I receive 20 poems-I will email those poets ASAP and you will need to submit just 2 more poems and a short auto-bio poet statement.

Well then, let see if there are any fishes biting? Let the Games begin!!