Poetry Anthology


SUBMITTING POEMS

(FOR THE ANNUAL SAVANT POETRY ANTHOLOGY)


Savant Books and Publications is seeking outstanding poems for inclusion in its Annual Poetry Anthology.

The call for the 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology is open.

Savant Books and Publications invites interested poets to submit up to five (5) poems, each poem in the form of a Savant Poetry Submission Package (PSP).

A.  READ THESE SAVANT FAQs FIRST:

1. Savant Books and Publications (SBAP) will consider only previously unpublished poems up to 200 words/100 lines in length (whichever is less), each poem in the form of a complete Poetry Submission Package (MSP). SBAP does not accept or read partial PSP's, partial works, or works-in-progress. Savant will publish on or about April (National Poetry Month) of the next calendar year a softcover, perfect-bound anthology followed in one year by an eBook version. We strongly prefer poetry works that broaden a reader's point-of-view. There are no "themes;" however, we do not publish works that contain or involve gratuitous sex or violence. Illustrations and other visual devices are not allowed.

2. Submission is free. Savant does not charge poets any fees for submission, reading, copyright, ISBN, bar codes, editing, proofing, proofreading, press release(s) or marketing and publicity. On the other hand, by submitting a work for publication, the poet agrees, if one or more poems are accepted for publication in the anthology, to purchase ten (10) copies of the anthology at author/wholesale cost (50% off the suggested retail price; a typical suggested retail price of our poetry anthologies is $US 10.95 per book - typical author/wholesale cost is $5.50 per book). This is to begin (1) work title and poet name recognition; (2) the process of developing a critical readership and reviewer mass; and (3) to create a mechanism for poets to earn income by selling their wholesale copies, unsigned or signed/dedicated, at or near Suggested Retail Price at appearances and readings. 

3. Savant Books and Publications does not pay royalties or issue complementary copies to contributors for anthology sales (see #2 above regarding opportunities for contributors to receive income). 

4. The Annual Savant Poetry Anthology series was created by and for poets to introduce new and established poets, poets who have or may also be writing or authoring prose books, and support the appreciation of poetry month worldwide.

5. SBAP assigns an award-winning poet to act as the Edition Editor for each of two years' volumes. The Edition Editor makes all selection decisions, and his/her decisions are final. 

6. If one or more of a poet's works are accepted for publication, Savant will provide, at no charge, editing, layup, polishing, cover-design, proofing, publicity, marketing, purchase and fulfillment. In return, we expect Savant poets to take a strong, proactive role in publicizing their pen name and the anthology title, as well as assist in publicizing, marketing and selling the work. This includes (1) doing regular emailings (we tell you when and how), (2) participating in Savant chats (see "chat" tab above), (3) maintaining a poet website hopefully with a blog, as well as (4) hosting a local book release party and (5) doing regular public readings and appearances. If you don't plan to become a public figure, don't submit a PSP!


7. SBAP offers poet's an income path by allowing purchase of the anthology in lots of ten (10) books at 50% off the Suggested Retail Price for personal use, sales at appearances, readings, author/poet parties and book-signings as well as consignment at local bookstores. This price includes free book-rate shipping anywhere within the USA including Hawaii and Alaska. Books must be ordered from the Savant Books and Publications website, selecting the 10 copies option. 

8. SBAP publications including our poetry anthologies are listed on and available for purchase at Savant Bookstores, Amazon.com, Kindle, affiliated and feeder online book sales channels, as well as at outstanding independent bookstores throughout the world.  SBAP books are distributed worldwide through Savant Distribution, Amazon Extended Distribution, Ingram and numerous sub-distributors. 

9.  SBAP is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and is a U. S. publisher.  Our target readers are well educated, English language readers who enjoy quality literature and expect a "good read." All agreements and contracts are subject to the tax laws of the United States of America.


B. ADJUST YOUR POEM SO IT MEETS ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • General Format - All manuscripts must be in either Microsoft Word (.doc), Open Office (.docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), text (.txt) or Apple Pages (.pages). We prefer Rich Text Format (.rtf). Do not send poetry submissions in any except the above formats
  •   Special Formatting - All poems must also:
  1. Have one-inch margins at top, bottom, left and right sides;
  2. Use solid black, regular, 12-point, Times New Roman font;
  3. Use regular, italics (i.e. oblique style), non-smart quotes ("), non-smart half-quotes and apostrophes (') - ALL OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS MUST BE REMOVED;
  4. Be left-justified only (do NOT right, center or left-and-right justify);
  5. Be ALL double-spaced;
  6. Begin with the title of the poem in all capital letters;
  7. Consist wholly of words rather than devices (e.g. *****)
  8. Not include illustrations and/or photographs;
  9. Use continuous line-wrapping with a "return" at the end of each line;
  10. If more than one page, include a page header (e.g. AUTHOR'S LAST NAME - PAGE 2 OF 5) at the top of each page
NO OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS including bold, other fonts, sizes, or styles.

To see an example of an acceptable poem, see any of our published anthology volumes. Submissions that do not adhere to the above will not be read. If accepted, all editing must adhere to the above requirements.

C. COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING 12 QUESTIONS AND STATEMENT BELOW INTO THE BODY OF THE EMAIL AND FILL IN THE INFORMATION REQUESTED:

  1. Working Title:
  2. Subtitle or Byline:
  3. Dedication (if any):
  4. Poet's pen name for this work, if any:
  5. Poet's actual, legal name:
  6. Poet's actual residence address:
  7. Poet's complete mailing address:
  8. Poet's contact phone number:
  9. Poet's email contact address:
  10. Short Biography (50 words or less):
  11. List of ALL previously published works (title, pen name, internet link):
  12. Include the following statement (required): "I submit this poem for publication in the Savant 2017 Anthology. By submitting this email, I certify that (1) I agree with the terms and conditions as specified; (2) this poem is my own original work; and (3) I certify that I alone own clear, complete and total rights to the work."

CREATE AN EMAIL TO

savantpoems2018@gmail.com

with the SUBJECT LINE stating POET'S LAST NAME and POEM TITLE followed by "PSP" (e.g. "JANIK - HAWAIIAN ROGUE - PSP"). Include a short letter of introduction.

D. 
 ATTACH THE COMPLETED QUESTIONS/ANSWERS and YOUR FULLY-FORMATTED POEM TO THE EMAIL

Each poem must be submitted in a separate email. Do not send speculative documents, partial poems, or incomplete PSP's. Do not send any requests or manuscripts by postal mail as we will simply discard them.

F. BEFORE MIDNIGHT 31 December 2017 SEND the completed PSP to 

savantpoems2018@gmail.com

Savant will auto-acknowledge receipt of your PSP via email.  Submitted materials will not be returned.

Direct all other correspondence to savantbooks@gmail.com
or
Call 808-941-3927 weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon Hawaii Standard Time (HST). 


 
Past Savant Poetry Anthologies

 

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