Submit to the 2020 Poetry Marathon Anthology

Submissions to the 2020 Poetry Marathon Anthology are open now and will stay open through the 25th of July!

We our pleased to announce that our editor this year is Shloka Shankar. Shloka is a freelance writer, poet, editor, publisher, visual artist, and surface pattern designer from Bangalore, India. She enjoys experimenting with Japanese short-forms, visual poetry, and myriad found poetry techniques alike.

A Best of the Net nominee and award-winning haiku poet, her poems and artwork have appeared in over 200 online and print venues of repute. When she isn’t writing or poring over manuscripts, she dabbles in abstract/digital art and conducts online poetry workshops to spread her love for words and art. Shloka is the founding editor of Sonic Boom and its imprint, Yavanika Press.  You can visit her website here.

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 –

DO NOT email us at the email address we use for all other communication!

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 2020 Poetry Marathon. All poems should be completely edited and contain no major grammatical errors. Revisions are allowed and encouraged before submitting. Please check your punctuation. 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:
  1. Go to Tools. | AutoCorrect Options.
  2. 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 2019 Poetry Marathon Anthology was like? Pick up your copy here.

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What I knew seems lost

amidst the clamor of lies

and social distancing.


How many nutcases there

must be for our president

to be considered seriously.


Tommy next door practicing

his clarinet, again off key

like life has become.


I fiddle away time as if

what’s happening now

isn’t the most important time

in the history of this planet.


If I look beyond the clamor,

I find a lot of noise

going in the same circles

as our planet and solar system.


Maybe life imitates nature.










What if the Native People in this country

had boarded giant canoes that took them

all the way across the waters to Europe?


What if they came ashore on the rugged coast of Wales

and took the continent by storm…seen as seers from far away.


Countries all wanted visits from this gifted group,

in touch with nature in a way not known in that day.


Europeans realized faults in their expansionist attitudes,

learned to live off the land with little waste,

discovered a kinship with trees, lakes and seas.


Kings gave away luxurious lifestyles

went on pilgrimages to find

their inner selves

ended up in bliss.


The tribes then flourished all over the continent,

wanted to share a more personal vision.


They took some explorers home

on humongous canoes.


What do you think happened

once they got to the place

that would be known as Acirema?











Poem 10


Is it different from the sixties?

Are we really changed?

What do we want in life?


There is always a lot:

to be thankful for or

to complain about


and in this country

if you’re white and privileged– to have.


Moon shadows follow us:

reflections of who we

might be

can be

wish to be.


Why are we here?

Is it to learn something?

Is it as random as leaves falling in the breeze?

Or is this time and place perfect for us?


As if a pandemic and a pathological liar president

ganging up on us isn’t enough…maybe there’s a lesson here.


If we learn it, maybe it won’t be so hard next time.

Or maybe just the opposite…it’ll be a real challenge.


None of us know for sure.


So what do we have?


Love, hope and

a shadow we’re

not able to hug.










Mask who you have become.


You cannot let lethargy

stalk you around every corner.


Make the most of pandemic.

Zoom like you mean it.


Tinkerbelle will lead a strange brigade

of lonely fireflies above the treeline

past the cohousing cottages

into the sky and then to the stars.


Don’t bottle up this strange energy.

Eat it like porridge.

Feel its heat.


Because who you

thought you were

no longer exists.





Emoji Poem



Emoji Poem

(based on my current favorite emoji’s)


Wave to us Tinkerbelle!


look at the rabbit

who looks at time

with two open eyes


loves to wave

rides the waves


but like a bumble bee sans flowers

can’t help but be unhappy

with such horror on the earth.


His inner eagle

needs to fish around to

find an angel with brains.


His starry-eyed smiley face will

then give a thumbs up to

the doctor who is a diamond

in this time of crying.


Don’t be a nerd,

give a shamrock

thank you to those

who wear masks.




Season of the Reckoning



Season of the Reckoning



Everything’s off rhyme

stuck in syncopated time


this season of the reckoning

is echoing the sickening,

sanity’s trembling is worsening


adrenalin is assembling

both sides told they’re trespassing

but disenchanting is awakening.


Threatening editing slides by

some who are unquestioning,

but to me it is unsettling.


Deadening, deafening lies are enveloping

our lives, but we just keep on messaging

while what they’re peddling feels like sentencing.


We’ve gotten used to crazy menacing

but like a loaf of bread with leavening

we’ll rise up to not feel second string.


His skeleton of embezzling

hypnotizing but we’re awakening


adding strength to what’s developing

together we’ll soon be reveling.






The Ideal Day




The Ideal Day…


I smell orange peels

past their prime

desiccated in sun…


cheers cascade down

on me like waterfalls

from everywhere…


I can’t get enough.


I’m not prone to pinch myself

but this warrants a pain

born of pleasure…


I finally get to scream goodbye

to the worst side of myself

manifest as President Agent Orange…


Reality TV had featured a peacock

strutting and fanning his wings

to the adoration of less and less…


until crooked politics

and internet circumvent

weren’t enough to keep him on our screens…


smell has a strong memory

but his septic tank of vision

fades like a sunset bright from pollution…


and I bite into a crisp Gala apple

to relish the taste

of something sweet

and finally… a twang of hope




The Lake



The Lake


shimmers like the dream it represents

distant lights of Coeur d’Alene

a beacon of trust – we’re not in this alone.


Like many things

it’s not always what it seems.

we bathe in calm waters

fed by rivers from the hills.


Mines made money for a few

provided hard working jobs

buried deep within the earth.


Trickle down waste

washed to streams


flowed to pristine lake

but is hidden from view

way down on the bottom


like trickle-down economics

as the gap widens between

rich and poor

healthy and sick

haves and have-nots


invisible as a virus

politicized until those at the top

realize they can’t imagine it away,


that reality is more than what they think.


The rest of us dive down to the bottom

and wonder why the water seems

a lot murkier than you’d expect.









Dear Anonymous American




Dear Anonymous American


I know it’s not your fault.

You caught it by default.


He wants us to exalt

all his double talk.


From the top we get assault.

Our wounds are rubbed with salt.


You’re in a burial vault

of his askew surreal pole vault.


His mind flexible as cobalt

while your life was lost.


I’m sorry this thunderbolt

somersaulted your life to halt.


And if I say I’m sorry

it’s from one deep in worry


that you’re one of the many

his lack of caring had to bury.



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