What We Pay: We pay a semi-professional rate of five dollars per poem and pay ten dollars for cover art and five dollars for inside art. We use PayPal and only PayPal for payment. If you do not or cannot use PayPal, we will pay your honorarium forward to another poet or artist.
If you are submitting more than one poem, each poem should appear in a separate email, and each email should include a separate cover letter. If your poem has multiple numbered sections, each section will "count" as ONE poem. If your poem contains more than three sections, query first.
Your art must be submitted as a .jpg attachment. Cover art MUST INCLUDE A SEAGULL OR SEAGULLS. Art meant to accompany poems (inside art) does NOT have to include seagulls. All art must be congruent with the quarterly theme (we do not accept general submissions of art).
Do it wrong, and our email system may misfile your submission! For some reason, some poets and artists are having trouble with this step, so here are some examples.
Let's say you want to submit your poem about love entitled "I love cheese" to our "love" theme issue. Your Subject line should read: Poetry Submission, "I love cheese", Love.
Let's say you want to submit your poem entitled "Rocks" as a general submission. Your Subject line should
Let's say you want to submit a digital image of your watercolor painting done on paper entitled "Feathers" for cover art for our "love" issue. Your Subject line should
Let's say you want to submit the same image as above but not for the cover. Your Subject line should
Include a cover letter in the body of your email(s) with answers to the following questions:
Reprint Policy: We DO NOT accept previously published work.
Multiple Submissions Policy: Please wait until after your poem(s) or art is/are published in or rejected by Songs of Eretz before sending more.
Feedback: Every poem submitted, whether accepted or rejected, will receive personal feedback from a member of our editorial staff--from a few kind words to a mini-critique. We occasionally provide such feedback for submissions of art. THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION TO ENGAGE IN A LITERARY DEBATE WITH OUR EDITORIAL STAFF. Please resist the urge to provide feedback on our feedback, unless it is to say "thank you." We strive to be positive, encouraging, and constructive when giving feedback. If you disagree with what we have for you, just keep submitting your poem or art elsewhere until it is published--that'll show us!
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
Queries: Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries. Make sure you followed our guidelines before making queries.