Call for submissions for an anthology of poems on California ecosystems to be published by Scarlet Tanager Books in the fall of 2017:
We are looking for poems that accurately describe California species, habitats, and geography, but also have historical, emotional, spiritual, political, aesthetic, or philosophical content: i.e., we want poems that go beyond simple description of place. The anthology will include poems on the coast and ocean, redwood forests, deserts, rivers, oak woodlands, grasslands, valley, chaparral, foothills, and mountains. Poems on urban environments welcome too! The aim is to celebrate California’s landscapes and also to document destruction and change.
Send 3 to 5 poems (no more than 10 pages total) in a single Word file, along with a bio of 150 words or less to:
infoATscarlettanagerDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Subject line: “Submission: Your name.” All forms and styles of poetry are welcome, as long as they focus on California. Poems submitted should be no longer than 100 lines. You do not need to live in California to submit. Simultaneous submissions okay. Previously published poems okay if you hold the rights. If you have submitted to this anthology in the past, we still have your work. You do not need to send it again. Payment is one copy of the anthology.
Editors: Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan
Deadline: Sept. 16, 2016