poetry anthology: Tennessee focus
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE SOUTHERN POETRY ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME VI:
DEADLINE: JUNE 31, 2011
Editors William Wright, Jesse Graves, and Paul Ruffin now seek
submissions for the sixth in our series of The Southern Poetry
Anthology, featuring Tennessee poets. The anthology will be published
by Texas Review Press in late 2012.
If you are a Tennessee native, or if you have lived in Tennessee for
more than one year, please feel free to send up to five poems for
consideration. This anthology is not limited to those who have
published before; we invite first-time submitters as well as those who
have had full-length works of poetry published with national presses.
The only rules: Poems must be original and of high quality.
We consider formal poems and free verse. Poems about Tennessee are not
necessarily championed over other motifs and themes, as we wish for the
"sense of place" to manifest in different ways, with different voices.
Please note that the success of this anthology depends a great deal on
word of mouth. Notify your poetry students, poetry-writing friends, and
gifted nemeses of this opportunity.
Please submit your poems electronically to Series Editor, William
Wright, at <vercimber(at)hotmail.com> and Jesse Graves, Volume
Co-editor at <gravesj(at)mail.etsu.edu> (replace (at) with @ in sending
e-mail). Please type "Tennessee Poetry Submission" as your subject
heading, then include your first and last names in parentheses. For
example: Tennessee Poetry Submission (William Wright). Unfortunately,
snail-mail submissions are not an option given the nature of our
Please include a short cover letter within the text of the e-mail, as
well as the names of the poems submitted. Submit a maximum of five
poems, and ensure that the poems are sent in .rtf (Rich Text Format),
.doc (Word 1997-2003), or .docx (Word 2007 or 2010) format. Please
include all submitted poems in only one attachment (this is important).
All submissions should include a recent bio (up to 150 words) after the
poems, on a separate page. Please italicize names of publications.
We welcome both new and previously published work. However, if poems
have been previously published, submitters must hold rights to them and
provide full publication data (journal and/or book publisher, title of
book/journal if applicable, date of publication). Finally, please make
sure that each submission includes a preferred e-mail address and
street mailing address within the text of the e-mail and on at least
one page of the attached submission.
If you'd like to learn more about the anthology, please visit
Thank you for your attention. We look forward to reading your work.