The 2020 Poetry Marathon is Going to Have an Anthology!


We are very happy to announce that the 2020 Poetry Marathon Anthology is going to happen! We had announced earlier that it would not be a part of this year’s events.

But after much ongoing discussion and after securing a generous private donation and contributing to that donation ourselves we are able to offer $550 dollars for someone to edit the anthology.

The Poetry Marathon Anthology is some writer’s first publication, and others’ hundredth, but it is always a clear representation of the range of people who participate in the event.

We have found an editor to work on the anthology this year. A huge thank you to everyone who applied.

You can see what last years looked like here.


6 thoughts on “The 2020 Poetry Marathon is Going to Have an Anthology!

  1. Thrilled there will be an anthology. The anthology editor always has my endless gratitude; I know the work involved.

    May I make a request to whomever designs the cover? I appreciate the nod to some diversity on the 2019 cover and enjoyed the cleverness of the illustration. But can the 2020 cover represent more of the diversity of participants — ethnicity, location (geographical as well as urban, suburban, rural), etc. — if you depict people or residential places?

    Also, how much more would it take (money and effort) to have a scattering of B&W illustrations on the pages? I have no skill in that area but I believe some participants do and may be willing to donate, make contributions from which the editor can choose.

    1. That is a good idea but I don’t think there will be any people on the cover this year šŸ˜‰ The top three options I have so far are all uninhabitable.

      In terms of time we are barely scraping by this year, we have two kids at home, schooling, and full time work. I really wish we could add art and are barely swinging this as is. Fundraising take time and effort. Just the simple normal layout takes us about 10 hours.

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