What We Publish: We will publish quality poetry of any genre and length, including traditional poems, form poems, prose poems, and narrative poems.
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Payment for Work Accepted for Publication: Our monthly contest winners are published in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review and receive 50% of the net funds raised through Kickstarter that month. Other contestants whose poems are deemed worthy are offered unpaid publication in the Review.
Artwork: Poems accepted for publication may be thoughtfully paired with artwork chosen by the Art Editor in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. Unless attribution is indicated, artwork that appears in Songs of Eretz is taken from free-for-public-use internet sources.
We do not accept unsolicited submissions of artwork at this time. However, poets may supply their own artwork for consideration to accompany their work, but the final decision as to what art will be used (if any) will be that of the Art Editor.
Feedback: Every poem submitted to our contests will receive personal feedback from a member of our editorial staff--from a few kind words to a mini-critique. Savvy contestants use this feedback to their advantage by entering early and entering often.
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All other rights will revert to you upon publication, but we would appreciate the courtesy of allowing Songs of Eretz an exclusive for a few months if that is not too much trouble. We also expect to be acknowledged as the venue of first publication should you reprint your work.
Publication: Every poem entered in one of our contests is considered for unpaid publication in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. If your poem is selected for publication, you will be asked for (and expected to provide) your bio (which may include your publication credits) and be given the opportunity to provide an optional "poet's notes" statement, but PLEASE wait to be asked for these items. The wording of your bio and notes may be subjected to gentle editing, but there is no limit as to length.
Queries: Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries.