As we hope to emerge from the Covid Pandemic that continues to swirl about us, we are faced with the continuing disregard for human life and dignity in record violence in our cities and towns across the globe. Coupled with sinister wars across the globe; internment camps; forced labor, (slavery), systemic poverty, what was once unspeakable is now considered the norm. We must speak up, this violence is unacceptable and unjustified.
This is our second call for Poets to speak up; call for an end to the violence; restore normalcy; document the atrocities.
Send your submissions to: email@example.com Up to four poems in one word doc. include your brief bio in the word doc. and send a photo in jpeg. Submissions are open until July 30th with anticipated publication in October. Please include in the subject line of your email: Pandemic of Violence Submission.
Violence across the globe continues to tear at social fabric and government. There are many causes such as ego of the governing class, false propaganda, bigotry, misogyny, autocrats, dictators and cowards who fail to stand up. The pandemic of violence needs to be addressed by poets. In 2019 g emil reutter released a chapbook, Violence – In My City , addressing the systemic violence in Philadelphia. North of Oxford will now publish an issue dedicated to ending systemic violence. Please submit up to five poems for consideration, a brief bio, photo in jpeg. Submissions are to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 1st. Join with us to call attention to the violence that grips the globe. We look forward to reading your work.
We are a year into the pandemic since our first issue was published. Issue #7 will be published at the end of this month. Tell your poetic story of coronavirus, your family’s story: your town’s story; your state’s story; your nation’s story; as the pandemic continues. Let us remember the fallen; the suffering; the doctors; nurses; first responders; front line workers; negatives; positives. Tell the story.
Submissions are due no later than April 25th.
Guidelines are simple: one to five poems in word doc. A bio of no longer than one hundred words. We anticipate a significant amount of submissions and therefore will not be able to respond to individual submissions. Send your submission to email@example.com
Due to the overwhelming response to our four Pandemic Issues we published in April, and continued interest, we will once again publish poetry concerning the pandemic. Please send us your best work and how the pandemic has affected you, your neighborhood, and your country. As the virus continues its unrelenting attack, we urge all to be safe and wear a mask.
Send your submission in one Word doc. with no more than four poems, including a 50 word bio. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submissions to the new pandemic issue is August 10th. Due to the anticipated response we will not be able to respond to each individual submission and all submissions received after August 10th will be discarded.