Submissions The Society September 17, 2012 Poetry 3 Comments These submission guidelines apply to both the website, which acts as an online journal, and our annual print journal, which uses works selected from the website. Some type of meter, such as iambic pentameter, is preferred but not absolutely required. An easy way to give your poem some structure is to count the number of syllables per line and make sure they are the same (give or take a syllable). If you want feedback on your submission, please create an account and post your poetry in this forum here. Common feedback is listed there as well. We generally only accept submissions on five themes: (1) Beautiful & Sublime: Beauty in human nature, culture, the natural world, classical art forms, and the divine. (2) Humor & Riddles: Clean humor only please. (3) The Issues of Our Age: A. Human Rights in China. In a globalized world, the human rights violations in China are essentially in our own backyard. Particularly notable is the persecution of the peaceful meditation practice Falun Gong. B. Terrorism. Terrorists and their ideology plague the world like a hate-filled cancer that does not seem to go away. C. The Environment. Though debate remains over climate change and GMOs, environmental pollution undeniably compromises our water and air. (4) Great Culture: Good figures, stories, and other elements from classical (pre-1900) history and literature. (5) Essays & Translations: Essays on the above and translations of poetry from the Romantic era or earlier. Notes: -You will receive an email indication about the acceptance or polite rejection of your poetry within a fortnight or two. -Currently, there is no payment for submissions. -By submitting your poetry or prose to the Society of Classical Poets, you are giving the Society permission to publish your poetry on the website, potentially in the annual print journal, and potentially in print and online through the Society’s media partner The Epoch Times (which has a readership of roughly 60,000 in Manhattan, New York). You, however, retain rights to your poetry. -By sending in a submission your email address will be automatically enrolled to receive the Society’s email newsletter. You can choose to not subscribe after receiving your first email. Email to email@example.com Related Post ‘Shin-Rin-Yoku: Forest Bathing’ and Other Poetry... Shin-Rin-Yoku Forest Bathing You stand beneath this canopy of trees, surrender will, hold still. You close your eyes and listen as the rustlin... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 3 Responses C. David Hay May 4, 2016 Do you accept submissions by regular mail? Reply Teddy Barnabas May 28, 2016 Never ending drama I try to stay away from drama but it follows. It is maddening to no end. At times I disregard it, try to pretend. In the end my emotions are a mess. Eventually my drama becomes too hard to swallow Overwhelmed slowly coming out MY debt is drowning me like I am in a flood. The burden level I face is overwhelming. I at a panicking state am not helping. My resistance to fear is developing. Now I am climbing out of debt unhurriedly, it’s nearly done. Re-opening a memory A memory opened in my mind for me to see. All emotions are fighting against one another to take control. Eventually a single emotion wins but not a single person knows. There are mixed feelings everywhere changing wherever I go. A significant amount of pain I feel from my memory. Reply Risha Smith December 31, 2016 Be responsible Teach me to love and care for myself Through your positive example I will learn much more from what you do Notice me often, take joy on my ever existence So that I may grow up to feel special And to know that i am loved Listen to me with an open ear and loving heart So that I learn to understand my feelings and how to trust That my needs will be might Play with me often Let down your guard and be carefree The memories will last long Our connection forever Focus on what I am doing right Tell me when you appreciate me So that I learn to feel worthy and motivated to do even more Tell me more about your life, hope, dreams and success So that I come to know you as person So that I can call you my friend as well as my parent Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.