Submissions to the 2019 Poetry Marathon Anthology are open now and will stay open through the 16th of July!
Read our guidelines carefully before submitting.
All submissions must include two poems, no more, no less.
All submissions must be made via the email address – poetrymarathonsubmissions@
DO NOT email us at the email address we use for all other communication!
Jennifer Faylor is the editor of this years anthology. She resonates with William Carlos Williams’ sentiment “No ideas but in things” and especially appreciates poems with plunging emotional depths.
The subject line of all emails must be Poetry Submission. Poems must be included in the body of the email.
All poems submitted must be written during the 2019 Poetry Marathon. All poems should be completely edited and contain no major grammatical errors. Revisions are allowed and encouraged. Please check your punctuation before submitting. All poems should be single spaced. Any extra space will probably be interpreted as a stanza break.
The first word of every line should not have a capitalization unless it is intentional! Word has an auto caps feature that you can turn off by following the instructions below.
To turn off automatic capitalization, follow these steps:
- Go to Tools. | AutoCorrect Options.
- On the AutoCorrect tab, deselect the Capitalize First Letter Of Sentences check box, and click OK.
You must indicate which hour each poem was written in. Only poets who completed the whole or half marathon will be eligible to submit. Also indicate your location. Please include a link to your page on the Poetry Marathon.
Thank you for following the guidelines! I know they might seem a little strict but they make it possible to put together an anthology in a few months. The anthology should be published this fall.
There is no guarantee that by submitting your poem will be selected, although the goal is to include one poem by everyone who submits.
After the poems are published in the anthology all rights return to you.
Digital copies will be made available for free to any contributor. Print copies will be available for a reasonable price (last time it was nine dollars to purchase a copy) and any money that is made from selling the anthology will go towards covering the cost of the marathon.
Want to know what The 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology was like? Pick up your copy here.