POETRY & ARTWORK GUIDELINES


 Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is CLOSED for unsolicited submissions of poetry and art.  We will begin accepting submissions for our “Spring” themed issue on October 25, 2020.  There is no fee to submit.

What We Publish:  We publish quality poetry of any genre and length congruent with our themes, including traditional poems, form poems, prose poems, and narrative poems.  We publish eye-catching original art of any style congruent with our themes and that may be rendered in a digital format.  Cover art must include a seagull or seagulls.

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 other art.

SONGS OF ERETZ POETRY REVIEW THEMES & SUBMISSION SCHEDULES
                    Month                    Theme                         Submission Period                Lead Editor
                    March                      Fantasy & Fairytale       January 11 - February 10                  Rowe
                    June                          Love                             April 10 - May 1 changed to April 20   Cummings
                    September               Politics                          July 25 - August 15                            Gordon
                    December                Spring                          October 25 - November 15               Rowe


HOW TO SUBMIT POETRY & ART

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

Submit up to THREE poems or ONE work of art at a time to Submissions@SongsOfEretz.com.  Please refrain from cc-ing the lead editor.  Use ONLY Submissions@SongsOfEretz.com.  Otherwise, your submission may be mishandled.

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 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.

Your Subject Line should read "Poetry Submission [Title of Poem] [Monthly Theme]" or "Art Submission OR Cover Art Submission (one or the other or both) [Title of 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:
- Is yours is 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.
- If you never want to miss any news about Songs of Eretz, please indicate that you would like to be added to our Email List.  Your decision will have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on our decision regarding 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.

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:  We do our best to respond within a few days of submission.  Please query if you have not received at least a preliminary response in fourteen calendar days.  BEFORE YOU QUERY BE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOWED OUR GUIDELINES!  If you did not, that is why you received no response...

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. 

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.

Queries:  Use Editor@SongsOfEretz.com for queries.  Make sure you followed our guidelines before making queries.

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