Topic: Jason Dias, PsyD, and Louis Hoffman, PhD, are compiling a book of original poems relevant to the meaning of pain and suffering.
Type of Poems Being Sought: We seek original poems that speak to the meaning of pain and suffering. We invite poems from a wide variety of genres to be submitted. We primarily want poems that are accessible and meaningful. In particular, we are interested in poems that demonstrate respect for the role pain and suffering can play in creating meaning and promoting growth.
Originality & Copyright: Only submit original poems that you have authored. If the poem has been published elsewhere, note this with the submission after your name. You will be responsible to obtain permission for the poem to be republished in a timely manner and any fees associated with republication. If accepted, authors must sign a release giving permission for their poem to be included in the book and verifying that it is their original poem that they have permission to publish; however, authors will retain the copyright for their poetry. If one or more of your poems are accepted, you will receive one complimentary copy of the book.
How to Submit: Please be sure to follow these guidelines closely for your poem to be considered:
· Submit poems as an attachment in Microsoft Word to:
hoffmanpoetryATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
with the subject line “Pain & Suffering Poetry Book Submission.”
· Please use Cambria Font 11
· Do not include identifying information on any pages including your poem.
· Please include your name and Email address on a separate page of the same Word document at the end of the document.
· Please use the title of the poem or collection as the title of the document. If submitting multiple poems, please use a separate document for each poem.
· Please do not exceed 8 submissions.
Deadline: Submissions received by May 15, 2016 will receive preferential review. We may continue to consider submissions after this deadline depending upon how many accepted submissions are received.