POETRY ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSIONS
We are accepting submissions for our 2012 Poetry Anthology
March 15, 2012 - August 15, 2012
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR POEMS, READ ALL INFORMATION
AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
Any poet writing in English (18 years of age or older) is eligible to submit their poems for review and possible publication in our 2012 Watermark Poetry Anthology.
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2012
Poems must be submitted in English, typed, and accompanied by a completed Cover Page and $15 nonrefundable reading fee. You may include up to 3 poems per submission.
We DO NOT accept any poetry submissions via email, your poems must be mailed using standard postal service to our business address provided below.
1. “EDITOR’S CHOICE” AWARD:
The poem (title) selected for the “Editor’s Choice” Award will become the title of our 2012 Watermark Poetry Anthology, followed by the subtitle “and other selected poems”
This poem will also be the opening poem in the book and clearly identified as the “Editor’s Choice” poem of 2012
The “Editor’s Choice” poet will receive FREE Kindle publication of their own book of original poems (up to 60 pages) when they have completed a full-length volume of poetry
2. “EDITOR’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION” AWARD:
This poem will be the 2nd poem in the book and clearly identified as the “Editor’s Special Recognition” poem of 2012
The “Editor’s Special Recognition” poet will receive FREE Kindle publication of their own book of original poems (up to 50 pages) when they have completed a full-length volume of poetry
3. “EDITOR’S HONORABLE MENTION” AWARD:
This poem will be the 3rd poem in the book and clearly identified as the “Editor’s Honorable Mention” poem of 2012
The “Editor’s Honorable Mention” poet will receive FREE Kindle publication of their own book of original poems (up to 40 pages) when they have completed a full-length volume of poetry
Poems by awarded poets and all other selected poems will be published in the 2012 Watermark Poetry Anthology, to be available by December 2012 as a quality softcover volume and as a Kindle book. Please note that we do not publish chapbooks—all of our books have a unique International Standard Book Number (ISBN), are copyrighted, registered and sent to the United States Library of Congress.
Our poetry anthology will be available on Amazon.com and Amazon Kindle, as well as on the WatermarkBookPublishing.com website. Special discounts will apply for ALL poets whose works have been chosen to be in our collection.
ALL awarded and selected poems will be published whether you choose to purchase copies of our anthology or not. If you are chosen, you are chosen—and your works will be included in our anthology. You are not obligated to buy a single book unless you choose to do so!
Please note that by submitting your poems to us, you are giving Watermark Publishing LLC permission to publish your original poetry in our 2012 Poetry Anthology should it be chosen as an awarded or selected poem.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - PLEASE READ & FOLLOW CAREFULLY:
STEP 1 - PREPARING YOUR POEMS FOR SUBMISSION:
Type each poem that you would like to submit to us on a separate piece of paper
You may submit up to 3 poems (per submission)
Each poem MUST have a title
Maximum poem length is 40 lines
Minimum poem length is 5 lines
DO NOT use fancy fonts, pictures, inserts of any kind, or type your poems so that they form “shapes.” Type your poems in BLACK ink on WHITE paper.
All poems must be "aligned left" ... NO EXCEPTIONS! If your poem was originally written in the center of the page, please rework it so that it looks good and reads well from the left.
DO NOT sign your poems or include your name anywhere on the page. (You will be filling out and attaching a COVER PAGE that will include this information.)
Please remember to edit your work and correct any misspelled words. Spell check is not always reliable; if you’re not sure of the correct spelling of a word, look it up in the dictionary.
Should your poem(s) be selected for publication in our annual Watermark Poetry Anthology, they will be printed (with the exception of font, font size and spacing) exactly as they were received.
STEP 2 - PREPARING YOUR COVER PAGE:
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON YOUR COVER PAGE. Please type it and proofread it. It is very important that the information you provide us is correct. If, for any reason, you think that your email address may change in the coming months, please provide us with an alternate email so that you will be sure to receive any GOOD NEWS that we may be sending you!
Your FULL NAME
Your PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS
Your STATE & COUNTRY
LIST TITLES of the poems you are submitting (up to 3):
PERMISSION FOR WATERMARK PUBLISHING TO PUBLISH YOUR WORK IN OUR 2012 POETRY ANTHOLOGY should it be selected:
I hereby give Watermark Publishing LLC permission to publish the poems I have submitted (titles listed above) should they be selected as part of the 2012 Watermark Poetry Anthology. I understand that the 2012 Watermark Poetry Anthology will be copyrighted in the United States by Watermark Publishing LLC as a COLLECTION OF SELECTED POETRY, and that I will retain all individual rights to my works outside of that collection.
PRINT YOUR FULL NAME
SIGN YOUR FULL NAME
OPTIONAL: Your WEBSITE URL may also be included if you have one. In both versions of the Watermark Poetry Anthology (the softcover edition and the Kindle edition), your website information will be published; and it is the best free advertising in the world—so please include it if you would like that information available to readers.
STAPLE your completed cover page and poems together. Your cover page should be on top, followed by your poems.
WITH A PAPERCLIP, attach your bank check or money order for $15 USD (nonrefundable reading fee). Please make checks (drawn on U.S. banks only) or money orders (in U.S. currency only) payable to Watermark Publishing. DO NOT SEND CASH.
Put everything in ONE envelope, attach appropriate postage, and MAIL TO:
Watermark Publishing LLC
6834 S. University Blvd. #472
Centennial, Colorado 80122
Attention: Poetry Anthology Submissions
IMPORTANT! For confirmation that your poems have been received, include a self-addressed, stamped POSTCARD with your submission.
NOTIFICATION that a poem you have submitted to us has received one of our awards or that it has been selected for publication in our annual Watermark Poetry Anthology will be sent to you via email from this address:
Adding this address to your address book or "allowed" list BEFORE you send in your submission is VERY IMPORTANT!
A COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDED AND SELECTED POETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABE ON OUR WEBSITE AND INCLUDED IN THE OCTOBER EDITION OF WATERMARK NEWS
*You may send us as many submissions as you wish, but each submission (including no more than 3 poems) must be mailed separately, include a completed cover page and a reading fee of $15 USD.