Now Accepting Poems About Salem, MA
‘Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem’
FunDead Publications is now accepting poetry submissions about Salem,MA, or poems SET IN Salem, MA. Close date is
April 30th, 2017 May 31, 2017, at midnight. While we enjoy many forms of poetry, we are specifically looking for classic styles, especially poems that tell a story, history, lore, or folk tale revolving around our home city of Salem. We welcome poems about witch culture in Salem, but we’d also love story poems about the spice trade, pirates, or literary history. We’d also love poems about the cemeteries, or or other spooky locations in Salem. Remember, we are a horror publisher, so the darker the better! Think: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ANY POEM by Edgar Allen Poe, Rain on a Grave by Thomas Hardy, A Reminiscence by Anne Brontë. While poetry does not have to rhyme, we do enjoy when it does, but it is not a requirement for this anthology.
Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com by midnight
4/30/17 5/31/17 for consideration with “Salem Poetry Submission” as the subject line, but please read our guidelines below! Anthology will be titled: Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem.
Content Requirements: Poems must revolve around the subject of Salem, MA, be set IN Salem, MA, or discuss Salem, MA. All forms of poetry, traditional or free verse will be considered for print, though we are partial to traditional styles. We’d like to try to keep pieces below 2200 words each, so please keep this in mind as you write. We will allow up to TWO submissions per person for this anthology. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept reprints at this time.
Required Information: Please include your first and last name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address on your submission. When sending us your poem, please include information about yourself and your writing/publishing history in the body of the e-mail, as well as any other relevant information.
Payment: Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $5 upon printing. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time apart from our excellent social media promotion and beyond. If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology!
Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks before you receive a response from FunDead Publications, and because we are so tiny, sometimes we get a little behind. As the poetry anthologies do not have a set release date and a slower and lower submission level, you may not hear back until we have set the official release date (which will be announced by late May).
Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.