Soul Expressions Anthology Guidelines

OK Soul Expressions fans! We are finally going to get a poetry anthology of some sort underway. Here’s the deal. I would love to do a larger “previous years” compilation and a slimmer volume dedicated to the most recent year only. Going forward we would publish the new work only.

The Rules:

  • Submissions MUST be a poem read aloud at Soul Expressions
  • Submissions must be your own work (otherwise we get in trouble when we reprint it).
  • You can send 1 or 2 poems read at the most recent Spiritfire. Deadline is Aug 10, 2017.
  • You can send up to 5 poems for the previous year’s compilation anthology. If you know it, please provide the year you read it. Deadline is Aug 25, 2017.
  •  Please send submissions for current year and previous years in 2 separate emails (for easier sorting).
  • Let us know how to credit you.
  • Send submissions to poetry@spiritfirefestival.org

For the current year anthology, we will include all submitted poems. For the previous year’s compilation, we will see about printing them all. However if it is too cost prohibitive, then we will edit for length while including at least 1 poem from each author. Books will be done via on-demand printing with all proceeds going to the SFF Scholarship fund.

Thank you! We look forward to reading your work. Please send work as soon as you can. Current year submissions by due by Aug 10, 2017 and previous year’s submissions by Aug 25, 2017.