We’re able to pay this year’s editor of the anthology $600 USD, after securing a generous private donation, as well as contributing to it ourselves.
The Poetry Marathon Anthology is may writers’ first publication, and others’ hundredth, but it is always a clear representation of the range of people who participate in the event.
You can see what last year’s looked like here.
Each year we choose a new editor, and the last two both did terrific job.
The anthology is a lot of work and the editor is expected to choose one poem, out of two that participants can submit, to publish in the anthology. They’re also expected to organize them in half marathon and full marathon sections, and to keep track of participant information. Optionally they can add introductions or subheadings.
If you are interested in applying to be the editor of this year’s anthology, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a link to your poetry marathon profile/blog, and a paragraph or two explaining your previous experiences. CVs are not needed.
We are only interested in editors who have taken part in one half or full marathon previously. If you have not participated before please do not apply.
We close to submissions on April 23rd. We will respond to applicants by the end of April.
We are also open to artwork submissions from anyone, previous marathoner or otherwise. Work must belong to you and you must be comfortable with us turning it into a book cover (digitally of course).
You can submit something that already exists or link to your previous art work examples and offer something new. No more than five pieces of artwork can be submitted per person. Any medium is allowed, as long as it can be turned into a print book cover. High quality resolution images are a must, though your initial submissions can be lower resolution.
We will respond to applicants that we are not interested in by the end of April, but may make our final selection between a few artists in July or August, once the anthology nears completion.
Please send work to email@example.com.
If you have any question about either position please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.