Submit Poetry and Art Joshua Philipp August 20, 2012 Featured 1 Comment Submit Poetry The Society of Classical Poets invites poetry submissions for publication on our website and for consideration for printed publication in our annual anthology. Below are the three major characteristics for getting your poetry selected: 1) Poetry with form. Poetry should adhere to at least some of the rich forms left to us by millennia of great poets. Rhyme and meter are basics with more advanced forms following structures, like the fourteen-line sonnet. Free verse poems are generally not accepted. At the very least, the poetry should be metered. For more on poetry forms visit here. 2) Poetry with meaning. The best poetry has rich meaning and good character behind it. See our about us section for more about this. 3) Poetry that works. A good poem is like a good story or a good joke. It just works. People get it. What to Include: -The poem -A brief bio, no longer than 100 words. For example: Joe Smith is a businessman and poet living in Manhattan, New York. -Your contact information, including email and phone number. -As needed, you can include a notes section to provide context or clarification for the poem. This should usually not be longer 100 words. New English translations (not necessarily metered) of poetry, old or new, are welcomed for submission, as are new short stories, plays, and other creative writing that incorporate metered poetry. Email poetry to email@example.com All poetry submitted for publication on the website of the Society of Classical Poets is automatically submitted to our annual poetry competition. If you do not want your submitted poetry considered, please indicate so on your submission. Submit Art 1) You can submit art or photos with your poetry as long as the copyright is not held by someone else or it is in the public domain. 2) Or, you can simply submit standalone art or photos. The Society of Classical Poets also publishes new art and photos that similarly cherish the forms left by great artists of the past. These forms usually boil down to either folk art or what is considered today to be contemporary realism or representational art. Email art to firstname.lastname@example.org (Featured image courtesy of waelder, via Wikimedia Commons) Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Helen Murray September 2, 2018 Egrim There was some discussion of humour in poetry on a forum, and for many poetry is not a humorous subject. They declare it should be serious or it cannot be good poetry. Of course this is nonsense, but I just had to write concerning the grimness of poetry. Grim is commanded for poets all round. Grim has a fiercely protestical sound. Grim isn’t grime for it’s lacking an ‘e’. Egrim’s a poet’s insight for today. Egrim is like the Norwegian style Of Fairy tale dwarfs who stomped forests awhile. Their poetic whimsy delights generations In un-grim and serious childhood contagions. They catch it from mothers and fathers infected, Who, laughing at life, and its trials directed To misery, make of it light and perjurious Nonsense, its daggers no longer injurious. You who are serious, finding life spurious, Need and injection of fun for the curious. Let’s give our children what they are after – Life’s greatest medicine – outrageous laughter. 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.