Upcoming Anthology: ‘Tales of a Tearful World: Narrative Poems’

We are accepting submissions for our first anthology dubbed “Tales of a Tearful World: Narrative Poems.” This opportunity is open to poets from all over the world.

Submission e-mail: laminsaindies@gmail.com

Submission deadline: June 15, 2022

Responses to submissions: June 15 – 30, 2022

Book release: September 1, 2022.

What we are looking for

Submit upto two narrative poems with, among others, pain and suffering as compulsory themes. A narrative poem is a piece of writing that tells a story in the poetic verse form. It has the basic elements of a story, which include: characters, conflict, plot, themes and point of view. Click here for a sample.

Be free to explore different formats and use various styles to spice up your work. The submission must be sent as one word document, typed in Times New Roman font, with a leading of 2.0 points (double-spaced) and must not exceed twelve A-4 size pages. Ensure you entitle your poems and provide a brief synopsis for each. The poems must be own composition. Plagiarised pieces, either in part or whole, will not be accepted. Your pieces must also be devoid of any racist language and elements of offensive romantic candour.

An author bio, not exceeding 30 words, is also welcome.

In the subject line of your email, write: Tales of a Tearful World: Narrative Poems (your preferred author name in brackets).

Sample email body:

Dear Editor,

Kindly find attached below my submission for the anthology mentioned in the subject line.

Warm regard,

(Your name)

(Do not forget to attach file)

For Kenyan poets, also check out another anthology available here.

Best wishes!