The deadline for submissions has passed; I am currently working on selecting poems; formal acceptances will be going out in the next few days. I will also send notes in the next few weeks to poets whose work did not quite fit the project. Thanks to all who submitted poetry to Washington 129!
I’m excited to announce Washington 129, an anthology of poems gathered from the people of Washington State. The project will include work from experienced poets and newcomers to the art, young students and lifetime learners. These poems will be published in two formats: many of the poems will be included in an online anthology that will utilize the format of an e-book; one hundred and twenty-nine of the poems (one for every year of statehood) will be published in book form.
What sort of poetry will be included in the publications? Submissions of any type of poetry are welcome, and all poets, no matter age or experience level, are encouraged to submit. Poems are not required to address Washington geography, imagery, or culture directly, but those that do will be given priority consideration.
Washington 129 is accepting submissions until January 31, 2017. Previously published poems will not be considered. Please submit no more than three poems as a single Microsoft Word attachment or as the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If preferred, submit via postal mail to:
SUBMISSION c/o Tod Marshall
English Department, Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
Be sure to include your name, an email address, and a phone number with your submission. For more, click on this link: Washington 129 call for submissions.
Some tips: take your time; submit only once (multiple submissions will not be considered–three submitted poems maximum per poet); read lots of poetry (I’ll post some personal favorites from time to time on this blog); proofread carefully!