Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is OPEN for unsolicited submissions of poetry and short poetic prose (limit 833 words). We do NOT accept unsolicited art submissions at this time.
The Songs of Eretz Poetry Award Contest will officially open for submissions September 1, 2018; however, early submissions are always welcome (please follow last year's contest guidelines http://www.songsoferetz.com/p/songs-of-eretz.html and indicate that yours is an early submission in your email subject line). This year's Guest Contest Judge will be Montana Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger
Readers Choice Award Contest: All non-winning finalists for the Songs of Eretz Poetry Award Contest will be entered for a chance to receive a two hundred dollar honorarium awarded by vote of the readership.
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Payment for Work Accepted for Publication: We offer a professional rate of FIFTY DOLLARS per poem or story. Payment is made upon publication via PayPal.
If you answered "no" to any of the above questions, please think carefully before you submit. In particular, if your primary motivation is money, we respect that, but you are almost certainly going to be disappointed, as only a tiny fraction of submissions will be offered publication.
Donations: Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is presented as free for viewing and open to the public but is NOT free to produce. We rely on donations from poetry enthusiasts who support our cause in order to stay afloat financially and to continue to provide a quality product/service. See our DONATIONS page for more information. Your choice to donate or not to donate and the amount of your donation (if any) will have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the evaluation of your submission.
Our Mission: Our mission is to bring more good poetic work into the world by featuring and promoting the work of our frequent contributors and guest contest judges and attracting, publishing, and promoting the good work of other good poets and authors. We have recently expanded our mission to include not only publishing traditional poetry but also prose poems, narrative poems, and short poetic prose.
Frequent Contributor Status is bestowed upon a select few up-and-coming, and established poets hand picked by the Editor-in-Chief. Membership in this exclusive group is by invitation only.
Artwork: Each poem or story accepted for publication will 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/writers may supply their own artwork for consideration to accompany their work, but the final decision as to what art will be used will be that of the Art Editor.
Simultaneous Submissions Policy: Kindly indicate in your cover letter if yours is a simultaneous submission and notify us immediately if you receive an offer of publication from another venue, preferably before you accept it.
If you would enjoy additional opportunities to appear in the Review, you are encouraged to enter our yearly contests. Every previously unpublished poem entered in our contests will be considered for publication in the Review.
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Publication: If your poem or story is selected for publication, you will be asked for (and expected to provide) your bio (which may include your publication credits) and a "poet's notes" or "author'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. Once these items are received, publication typically takes place within several months.
Queries: Please do not query the status of accepted work until at least six months after receipt of bio and notes. Such queries prior to six months will be ignored. Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries.
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