- A Canadian Poetry Anthology
Debbie Okun Hill - Editor/Compiler
Elana Wolff & Katerina Fretwell - Illustrators
All members of The Ontario
Poetry Society are invited to participate in our annual anthology of
This collection will feature
your poetry on themes confronting those times and events which plague
brain twisters; poems about regrets - things not realized or completed;
hidden things; dark and deep secrets;
magic and mysteries and things mysterious; the occult; trickery, deceit,
under the table deals; confusion;
midnight madness; getting lost or feeling lost; nightmares and dreams.
poems about dance parties, discos; street life after dark; sleep and
/ or insomnia;
poems about night shift workers including nurses, bartenders, EMS workers,
paramedics, firefighters, machine operators, astronomers; nocturnal
animals and birds
(bats, owls, raccoons, skunks, rabbits, etc).
SHADOWS & HAUNTINGS:
conflict between good and evil; light and dark or white and black
images; nasty or
shady characters; life in the shadows; prostitution, drug dealers, cat
burglars, scam artists; darkness;
eerie feelings; out-of-body or clairvoyant experiences; déjà-vu;
Halloween images - ghouls, ghosts,
vampires, graveyards, haunted houses; darkened woods or wooded areas
and poems about death.
LIGHTING THE DARK:
sunsets and sunrises; porch lights; street lights; headlights; night
blindness; poems about stars, astronomy,
or astrology; campfires; flashlights; love, romance, sensuality, passion;
No foul language, no lewdness,
and no heavy slant on religion.
Poems may be in rhyme and/or
in free verse. Poems may be previously published, as long
as the author (you) hold the copyright. Kindly include any publishing
previous poetry prizes, etc., at the bottom of the page for the respective
Poems are not to exceed 70 lines, including stanza breaks.
Each member must submit a
minimum of 5 poems and a maximum of 10 poems.
Kindly make sure your name is neatly printed on the top left hand corner
of your poem.
Each member is guaranteed
to have a minimum of 2 short poems or 1 long poem that needs two pages
in the book.
Kindly fill out the accompanying
Bio Information Form, as there will
be a bio section at the back of the book.
Entries to be mailed on or before March 15, 2015.
Extended to March 31st
Estimated date of publication is August 31, 2015.
The Ontario Poetry Society
is a registered, not-for-profit, grass roots, democratic, poet-friendly
Since we do not receive outside funding for this project, it must be
Each submission must include payment for at least one copy of the book.
Orders prior to publication:
$20 Per Copy
(Get 4 copies for $70.00 - $10 discount on the 4th copy)
There is no limit on the number of books you may purchase, providing
they are paid for in advance.
Prices include all taxes, postage and handling expenses.
Kindly make your payment payable to The Ontario Poetry Society.
All participants in this
project will receive a designer bookmark as a thank you gift.
Please note our anthologies
are sold out very quickly. To avoid disappointment,
kindly order as many books as you know you'll need. These anthologies
make perfect birthday and holiday gifts.
Orders after publication:
copies will be $ 25.00 each
Kindly send poems, Bio Information
Form and payment to:
The Ontario Poetry Society,
#710 - 65 Spring Garden, Toronto, Ont. M2N 6H9.
Kindly put "Anthology Submission" on the front of the envelope.