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    The LitNet Poetry Anthology – submit here

    Let's do it! Let's publish a "LitNet Poetry Anthology"!

    This is an idea our fellow LitNetter desiresjab has recently come up with and has exposed in his thread in the "Poems, Poets, and Poetry"-section. He was so enthusiastic that he has even opened a submission thread in the same section. In order to comply with the rules of that section, I think it would be better if we opened the thread over here. I've taken the liberty of copy-pasting desiresjab's first two posts beneath.

    Now let's start with some simple and clear Guidelines. These are neither exhaustive nor definitive nor binding. Merely my humble suggestions – if you have better ideas on how to run the project, how to improve the rules etc., please let us know!

    1. Submissions:
    • No limitation as for the amount of poems you submit.
    • You can submit your own poetry as well as poems written by fellow LitNet members (in this case make sure you include the poet’s LitNet Forum name).
    • The submitted poems may be original work or poems already posted on this site.
    • Submit poems only (no short stories, scenarios, etc.) and do not submit poetry from writers outside the LitNet – this should be our showcase, right?
    • If you notice that one of your poems has been submitted but do not wish to participate or do not wish to be included in the book, please PM me, and I will withdraw it from the “selection pool”. Bear in mind that I might not be able to withdraw it from the thread, though.


    2. Feeback:
    This should be a shared LitNet experience so we absolutely need your feedback on submitted poems! Consider yourself co-editor of this project. In order to ensure that the submitted poems can be easily browsed and to keep this a “neutral” ground, however, I suggest we all refrain from posting comments on submitted poems IN the thread – please send me a PM instead. I will centralize your feedback, which will be taken into account when we get down to selecting the poems. If you PM me with a question, please don’t be cross if my answer takes more than some minutes; keep in mind that I have a daytime job and that we might live in different time zones.

    3. Deadline for submissions:
    Oct. 6th, 2016 (can be adjusted if necessary).

    4. Selection:
    With all your (hopefully plentiful) feedback, we will select the very best world-class top-notch poems and send out PMs to the selected poets asking them for their consent before publication. Please note that any poem for which we are unable to get the author’s consent (whatever the reason) will not be included in the book.

    5. Layout, publication:
    I’m a graphic designer and have already published several books (hard copy & ebook) for several writers on one of the biggest and best-known online bookstores via their POD- and ebook-platforms. Thus, re. layout, account-creation, file-upload etc., I offer my services for free.

    6. Promotion:
    Even if we’re not there yet, I’d like to stress a very important point: it’s a good thing to have a book available in one of the biggest online bookstores. Yet if no one knows about the book’s existence, no one will be tempted to buy it. Once again, we will need your help. I’m sure many of you have one or several social media accounts (Facebook, google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, whatever) and/or run a blog. It would be wonderful if we all could share news of the book once it’s being published and available online. If (and only if) we all participate in the book promotion, we can really make this happen!

    7. As for the eventual proceeds of sales, I think they should be split amongst the authors in proportion to their place in the book (not on a page basis but on the basis of selected poems, I suggest). My intention is not to earn money on the back of fellow poets, I assure you (if that was the case, I wouldn’t “do” poetry). Any other ideas are welcome, of course.

    I have contacted the admin and the senior mods by PM to briefly expose the project to them and to ask for their feedback. Until I hear from them, we do not know whether we'll be authorized to call our book "The LitNet Poetry Anthology" (and use the site logo) or not. But I think that shouldn't stop us. desiresjab has kicked off this project, so let's do it!

    For questions, suggestions, ideas, you can PM me whenever you want. Or you can post them in the thread where desiresjab has brought forward the idea of a LitNet Poetry book being published – it's here.

    And now – we are impatient to read your submissions!

    dieterm @ desiresjab


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    Quote Originally Posted by desiresjab View Post
    This is a second attempt to generate interest.

    Some strong figures from the forum are already on board with the general idea of a Litnet poetry project. They may have better ideas for formatting the venture, but I am so eager to get started that I cannot resist.

    Submit your best poetry here, folks. You can be part of it. Great poets give their lives for their body of work. They might have fifty or more poems that are great. Minor poets have fewer great poems, and unpublished poets are likely to have even fewer, maybe only a couple of pieces that might be called great, if any at all. We still give our lives, right?

    This is merely a place to submit. I will not be judging your poems in this thread, at least not alone. No one knows exactly how the process will work. I suppose many details might be hashed out right here. I believe all those on board so far would lend their critical expertise as well as their poetry to the project. Yes/No and Loki already stated they do not want to be editors. However, these boys are not staying out of a good poetry discussion or a good project. They both consent to submit poetry, and I think they will just naturally become more involved with the project as it proceeds.

    Well, hopefully, we are off. But someone has to jump first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desiresjab View Post
    Koto
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    desiresjab




    A single note on koto
    Twists, and he admits
    The extent of all she took.

    He is not like the crocus
    That can find amidst
    Ruination its succor.

    He ponders, is it baser
    To fall on a bed
    Or the suicide saber?

    He used to play the koto,
    She would sit and bead.
    Silence shares all that she took.
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    "mower" by Jerrybaldy

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    "Us" by Jerrybaldy

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    "Oh to be in England" by Jerrybaldy

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    "Will" by Jerrybaldy

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    Dieter, You have, indeed, taken something of a liberty by associating my work with this scheme, without even consulting me! I wanted nothing to do with the original poster or his arrogant and anonymous proposals. Who was this guy, to set himself up as selector and editor? To hell with him.

    I insist that you remove my poem from this thread.

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    Sorry, H., my enthusiasm got the better of me. Post removed (more or less), and in the meantime I've replaced my other suggestions by links to the original posts.
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    GARDENING RULE by Biggus

    This poem is part of a set and can be seen here: http://www.online-literature.com/for...-Of-Humour-168

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    The Dead Places by Lokasenna


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    untitled by PeterL

    Here is one that is untitled by PeterL: http://www.online-literature.com/for...t=#post1318485

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    "I may have taken some liberties with pronunciation" by Sancho

    Sancho's limerick can be seen here: http://www.online-literature.com/for...t=#post1306453

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    I΄d like to include some of the poems I liked. My selection is as far incomplete as I am including only (with one exeption) authors which as yet aprove of the project and I am also leaving out poems already suggested:
    Lokassena "Apple a day":
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...-10-Here/page2
    Michael Kajuan-A Moonlit Peek through Feathered Windows: Ballad #2 First Draft 5/24/12-6/2/12
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...-10-Here/page7
    DieterM-Of Cole Porter and unicorns
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...r-and-unicorns
    Sancho-What rymes with molasses
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...ymerick/page27
    Yes/No-Dance
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...-10-Here/page7
    Nord Star and Yes/No on Hollywood:
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...Contest/page74

    Litnet minimalist poetry contest:
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...Contest/page76
    "Bond" by North Star:
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...=1#post1319308
    "Our Minimalist Love Story", by Taylor Stately:
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...=1#post1319316
    "Love Story" by Yes/No
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...=1#post1319368
    A dialogue between two poems:
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...70#post1323470
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    This one is from a member before my time posted by Taylor Stately:

    by IceM (in this case the author΄s consent wasn΄t asked as yet):

    Out in the San Joaquin

    From the hilltops, those swaths of yellow and green--
    the fields of dry grass where the rabbits scurry,
    the squares of vines and the pistachio groves where children
    in the stillness of the night will steal the season’s first fruit--
    stir in the wind, undulating to and fro in the midday sun.
    There too rest the beds of those once-proud streams--
    that network of veins winding across the brown chest of the earth--
    that now are vestiges of ancient waters
    whose currents have long been still.

    Here, Thoreau would thrive.
    On his morning afternoon late evening walks
    among the vineyards the hills the barren plots of dust
    where orange trees once stood
    (they laid like the wreckage of ships found in shallow seas
    when the farmers uprooted them),
    he too would see hear feel Nature in its full splendor:
    see the crawfish emerge from the reservoir
    (a single ripple is left in its wake).
    and sun itself on the banks;
    see the hawk plunge between the vines
    (something nervously scurries amid the weeds)
    and emerge with nothing;
    see in the farthest reaches of the hills
    a wildflower blooming in the stillness.
    http://www.online-literature.com/for...favorite+poems
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    "Therefore I Think" by angliholic

    This is a recent post by angliholic: http://www.online-literature.com/for...43#post1319443 Probably just about anything from his/her thread would be worth considering.

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