Scurfpea Publishing invites submissions representative of your work for our 2014 anthology to be edited by Norma C. Wilson, poet, author and English Professor Emeritus, University of South Dakota. With assistance from our editorial staff, she will select the poems submitted for this anthology. Poems must not have been previously published. No simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Submission of poems is free. Send no more than 7 pages of poetry, in 12-point font and single-spaced, except for stanza breaks.
Submissions can be e-mail them to email@example.com. Title the email: anthology. Include your name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone # on a cover sheet. Underneath the contact information, your name and date of birth should be followed by a 100-word biography, written in third person.
Do not include identifying information, such as your name with your poems. Send the poem/s as texts in the body of your message or as attachments in Microsoft word or PDF formats.
Only submissions received on or before May 1, 2014 will be considered.
Submission of poems indicates agreement to the following terms:
The book: Paperback, perfect bound, color cover, professional design and layout. Available through the authors, very limited local venues, Amazon.com. (for 1-year minimum). It will sell for around $16, depending on printing costs.The planned date of publication is October 31, 2014. Title and cover art will be determined after the poems have been chose
Copyright issues: Copyrights of individual poems will remain with the authors, save for permission to print submitted poems in the anthology and limited reprints of individual poems for publicity purposes. The book will be submitted to the Library of Congress for copyright.
How you make money: The money you make will depend upon your ability to sell the book! Books will be available to authors at $5 below retail. You can order as few as you want with no penalty for small orders—except for shipping and handling (naturally, the larger your order the smaller these expenses will be per book). Sell 30 books, you should make close to $140 (just a rough guess at the cost of shipping). You may order as many times as you want as long as the book is available (at least a year).
No royalties will be paid from Amazon.com sales or other outlets—the bookkeeping is beyond the ability of a small press. If you have a special situation, say an aunt in Guam who wants to buy it on Amazon.com, contact Scurfpea Publishing first and we can work out a way to share royalties.
One free copy of this anthology will be provided to each contributing poet by Scurfpea Publishing, thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous supporter.