I recently just wrapped up final revisions to my second Poetry Anthology, “Dredging up Demeter: An Autumn Anthology.” Edited by Emily Sturgill (2015) I also submitted the manuscript to become an on-demand paperback with http://www.createspace.com. The paperback version will be 8 x 11.5 and 62 pages long with colored images. It is looking like the price will be only $16.99, which is lower than I was anticipating! Anyways, to celebrate the release of both the paperback & the revised ebook, I am offering the kindle version as a free promotional download starting April 2, 2015-April 6, 2015.
This second anthology would have never in a million years occurred to me if it were not for the success of the first Anthology project I did along with 19 other poets last May, called”Help Wanted: Poets please apply.” (2014) Edited by Emily Sturgill. So I am also going to offer that one up for free download too! Starting April 1,2015-April 5,2015. So you can download both these two wonderful ebook anthologies of poetry for FREE at no cost to you.
HERE are some links for both anthologies:
This is the first anthology “Help Wanted: poets please apply”:
This is the second anthology “Dredging up Demeter.”:
The 1st is regularly priced at 99 cents. The 2nd is priced at $3.33 but the first week in April both will be FREE to download.
In exchange for being FREE, I am just tossing it out there that all my poets worked very hard on each book so if you do download either one it would be very lovely if you submit a review of one or both anthologies. Some of my poets are being published for the very first time and feedback on their work would be very appreciated by them. I would also appreciate feedback on either title. After you download either book, you can use the same links above to submit a review I believe? These collections are both very diverse and unique created by very talented poets. I am so proud that they allowed me to publish their material. Anyways, they are both equally wonderful and you should consider downloading them to check out these poetry collections.
Lastly this is a sneak peek at the paperback book cover for the new anthology: UPDATE As of 3/27/15 This paperback is available at the Createspace Store HERE is a link to buy:
Hi. I am very pleased to announce that there is now some additional poetry in my recent anthology called,”Dredging up Demeter: An Autumn Anthology.” which is available off amazon.com’s kindle platform for just $3.33. There was one last poet whose work I wanted to also include. Everyone really worked hard on this collection. The following poets are featured in this work:
Lessa Abbott, Omavi Victorine,Celestine Nudana,Jacob Appelman,Katy Ottaway,Scott William Kendall, Anna Bianca, Carrie Page,Emily Sturgill and Bianca Alu-Marr.
This second revised edition was expanded to include the poetry of Bianca Alu-Marr and I wish to welcome her and thank her for joining our project. I expect to hear back from kindel tomorrow regarding the updates.
I did try to change the book cover a bit. But that was really about it. If you are one of the readers who have already gotten your kindle rcopy there should be instructions on how to update your version or kindle may contact you letting you know there are updates. If not you can go to manage my kindle on Amazon.com and click a box to manually update one or all of your ebooks. I believe thy have a feature that you can choose called whispersync or something similar to that which allows you to automatically update anytime any author updates an ebook you have already bought.
This anthology would never had been possible if it were not for the creative collaboration of all of my poets.
I am hoping to submit a paperback version soon and will let everyone knows when that happens. It has been such a joyous experience to read all the wonderful and varied poetry around seasonal themes. Some Poets also choose to submit photography or artwork to compliment their writings. Once again, I just wanted to give sincere thanks for everybody coming together in the unique and fun way.
Here is a link:
The updated version will not be available for at least 12-24 hrs. So either by tomorrow evening or tomorrow morning depending, BUT since I slightly altered the cover that would be a great way to make sure you are getting the latest version!
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.
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:
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please put Poetry Anthology 2 in subject line or Dredging up Demeter.”