What We Pay: We pay a semi-professional rate of five dollars per poem and five dollars per work of art via Paypal upon publication. There is no fee to submit.
Please submit only for the next up-coming theme indicated in BOLD PRINT.
*DEADLINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE SUBMITTING!
HOW TO SUBMIT POETRY & COVER ART
Submit up to THREE poems or ONE work of cover art at a time to Submissions@SongsOfEretz.com.
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.
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 work of cover art MUST INCLUDE A SEAGULL OR SEAGULLS and be submitted as a .jpg attachment.
Your Subject Line should read "Poetry Submission [Title of Poem] [Monthly Theme]" or "Cover Art Submission [Title of Cover Art] [Medium] [Monthly Theme]".
If your poem has multiple numbered sections, each section will "count" as ONE poem. If your poem contains more than three sections, query first.
Include a cover letter in the body of your email(s) with answers to the following questions:
- 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.
- Would you like to be added to our email list and receive news periodically from Songs of Eretz? NOTE: If you do not answer this question, you will NOT be added to our email list. Your choice to be added or not to be added will have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the evaluation of your submission. If you later decide that you no longer want to be on the list, just let us know, and you will be removed immediately. Please do not report as spam an email update that you requested--doing so can get us blacklisted.
Please do NOT include anything else along with your submission (such as your bio, credits, or explanatory notes). In particular, if you believe your poem or work of art requires an explanation, please revise it until it doesn't.
Reprint Policy: We DO NOT accept previously published work.
Multiple Submissions Policy: Please wait until after your poem(s) or cover art is/are published in or rejected by Songs of Eretz before sending more.
Artwork Other Than Cover Art: 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 royalty-free internet sources.
We do not accept unsolicited submissions of artwork OTHER THAN COVER ART 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, 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 do not provide such feedback for submissions of cover art.
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.
Queries: Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries.