POETRY & ARTWORK GUIDELINES


 Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is CLOSED for unsolicited submissions of poetry and art until February 1, 2022. There is no fee to submit; however, poets who request editorial feedback are expected to make a modest donation.  If you are interested in receiving news and updates, please email Editor@SongsOfEretz.com and ask to be added to our email list.  

What We Publish:  
Poetry:  We publish quality poetry of any genre and length congruent with our themes, including traditional poems, form poems, prose poems, and narrative poems.  We also consider extraordinarily good poems that are not congruent with our themes (general submissions).  
 
Art:  We publish eye-catching original art of any style congruent with our themes and that may be rendered in a digital format.  Cover art, but not inside art, must include a seagull or seagulls.  We use art for our front cover and back cover.  If a piece of art would enhance the enjoyment or understanding of a poem, the art will accompany the poem.  Other art that is on theme and otherwise good but does not match our poems or belong on the covers will be considered for publication in our Art Gallery section.  Cover art submissions that do not make the cut for the covers will be considered for inside art.

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.

SONGS OF ERETZ POETRY REVIEW THEMES & SUBMISSION SCHEDULES FOR 2022
                    Season                       Theme                         Submission Period               
                    spring 2022                  Humor                              February 1 - 15                          
                    summer 2022               2nd Person POV               May 1 - 15                                 
                    fall 2022                       Growth                              August 1 - 15                             
                    winter 2022/2023        Form Poetry                      November 1 - 15                       


HOW TO SUBMIT POETRY & ART

Failure to follow these simple guidelines will result in your submission being discarded or returned to you unread!

 Please resist the urge to include anything with your submission that we do not specifically request, especially your bio (we like to read as blindly as possible), credits (we treat the novice and the experienced equally), or explanatory notes (if you believe your poem or work of art requires an explanation, please revise it until it doesn't).
 
Submit up to THREE poems or ONE work of art to:   Submissions@SongsOfEretz.com

Your Subject Line should be formatted as follows:  [Poetry (or Art) Submission] [Title] [Poet's (or Artist's) Last Name]
 
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 poem(s) must appear in the body of your email(s).  WE DO NOT ACCEPT ATTACHMENTS FOR POETRY.  If your poem needs to be presented in an attachment due to special formatting, 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). 

Include a cover letter in the body of your email(s) with answers to the following questions:
- Is yours a simultaneous submission or not?  We DO accept them.
- How did you discover Songs of Eretz?
- How would you like us to indicate your name if we publish your work (ie: your byline, for example, "By Sammie Smith")?  NOTE:  We do NOT accept work composed by a collaboration of poets or artists.
- What is your contact information?  Include at least your city & state.  Include your country if you reside outside of the United States.  It is strongly recommended that you include your phone number as well, in case we need last-minute input from you (this has happened).
- Would you like to be added to our Email List?
- Poets Only:  Do you want editorial feedback on your submission?  If yes, please include a donation of at least five dollars per poem with your submission. 

Donations:  Use PayPal.com with Donations@SongsOfEretz.com as the receiving address.

Reprint Policy:  We DO NOT accept previously published work.

Simultaneous Submissions Policy:  We accept sim subs. 

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. 

Response Time:  Please query if you have not received at least a preliminary response in twenty-one calendar days.

Rights To Your Poetry & Art:  If your work is accepted and you agree to join the ranks of the other fine poets and artists who have been published in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, your work will appear in the quarterly issue for which it was submitted.  In exchange, you will grant Songs of Eretz first worldwide publication rights, first worldwide electronic rights, non-exclusive archival rights in perpetuity, non-exclusive anthology rights in perpetuity, and exclusive reprint rights for Songs of Eretz art sales in perpetuity.

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.

Unless your poem is concrete or has a special format, it may be published aligned left, right, or centered at the discretion of the editors.

 
Queries:  Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries.

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