11 June 2014

Aug. 1 Deadline for 'No Achilles' War Poetry Anthology

Triumph of Achilles in Corfu Achilleion SOURCE: Wikipedia

WaterWood Press has announced a call for submissions of original and unpublished "war poetry" for an anthology titled "No Achilles." Deadline is Aug. 1, 2014.

The book will be edited by James Adams, who was also editor of WaterWoods' first anthology of war poetry, "Against Agamemnon," published in 2009. In 2007, Adams was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in poetry for "Noble Savage," which featured themes of American Indian genocide and African civil war.

According to press materials, "preference will be given to what poet Carolyn Forché has termed 'the poetry of witness.'" Poems about the attacks of September 11, 2001, however, will not be considered.

To provide further examples of war poetry, the editors point to the anthologies "American War Poetry," edited by Lorrie Goldensohn; and "Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness," edited by Forché.

There are no reading fees for this anthology. Poets selected for publication will receive a copy of the anthology as payment. The publication acquires first and anthology rights. All other rights revert to authors upon publication.

Submissions should be via postal mail. An exception can be made for submissions originating outside the United States, in circumstances in which mailing is cost-prohibitive. E-mail poems in both the body of the message and as attachments to: waterwoodpress@yahoo.com. After checking attachments for viruses, include the notation "virus checked" in the subject line of the message.

All other entries should be mailed to:
WaterWood Press
Attn: 2014 War Poetry Editor
47 Waterwood
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Other guidelines include:
  • Non-English originals must be accompanied by English translations.
  • Maximum 3 poems per poet. Submit three copies of each poem, with each poem identified with author’s name only.
  • No more than 30 lines per poem. Editors will consider one poem of two pages' length maximum.
  • Include a separate one-page cover letter comprising a list of poems submitted; a one-paragraph biography (no more than 6 sentences); postal address; e-mail address; and a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (S.A.S.E.).
Every submission will be read and editors may comment upon each submission.

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