For those of you familiar with Good Morning Bedtime Story, a group which advocates mental health through art, writing and poetry, then the new anthology set for release this October, titled Home Grown Ghosts, will be old news to you. For everyone else, listen closely!
Although Home Grown Ghosts is looking for any form of writing pertained to mental health, the anthology is set to be broken down into three unique themes which focus upon different characters. These include a man, once plagued with alcoholism, who is attempting to redeem himself; a man suffering from delusions, who wishes to alleviate them as to better experience the blossoming romance he has encountered; a woman, who, as a child, witnessed her parents take their own lives, and has since then been riddled by guilt.
To poets and writers interested, you may submit one poem per e-mail, and up to a total of three poems. These can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the e-mail title HGG Submission, followed by the title of the piece. In the body of the e-mail, attach a short description and background of the work submitted, along with the total word count.
There is no word limit, however poems with fewer than 400 words, and prose with less than 1,000 words will be looked upon appreciatively.
Submissions close on the 1st of June.
Best of luck to everyone. Hope you consider submitting.
Hello bloggers & readers.
I am not sure that I have ever mentioned this, but I am a volunteer with the Melbourne Poets Union. For more information on the union, please visit this fellow WordPress site:
What I will tell you is that the Melbourne Poets Union (MPU for short) is involved in preserving, practicing and providing poetry to Australians and to the world.
Now, at the moment we are running our annual competition. This year the poetry competition is being judged by Australian poet and academic scholar Dr. Homer Rieth, who we are very proud to have judging this event.
The submitted poems are to have 50 lines or less, and can be on any theme.
Each poem submitted however does require both an entry form (that can be found at this link):
and additionally requires a sum of either: $9 for 1 poem, $16 for 2 poems or $22 for 3 poems
Those who enter the competition go in to not only have their work published and have the opportunity to perform their work on stage (if you live in a country where it is not convenient to come all the way to the place Down Under then you do not have to), but go in to the draw to win $1,000 for first prize, $300 for second and $200 for third, with additional prizes been provided to those who are credited as Highly Commended pieces.
This competition is not only for Australians, so please, wherever you may be, if you wish to submit, we would love to read your work!
Thank you for reading, and to all the poets, rhymesters and other talented poetic writers out there, I hope you consider submitting!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask via the comment section at the end of this post!
Thank you again!
Below is a flyer for the competition: