Not by me. I can’t write poetry. I’ve tried and I’m crap at it.
At first I was reluctant to put poetry in the anthology. I don’t know how to edit it. It’s like art – I like it, but know nothing of the technical side.
Now, three people have asked about poetry, so there’s interest out there. Therefore I’ll accept poetry. But make it substantial – I’m not sending £20 for a limerick!
If you have a short poem I could pay with a couple of copies of the book rather than the full rate. Or maybe you want to send a few short poems as a single submission.
As with the stories, genre is open for the first anthology and all the story rules apply.
I don’t want too many poems this time. I’ll consider a poetry anthology later if there’s enough interest but I won’t be able to pay as much for poetry as a full prose story.
Next anthology will be Christmas themed so if you have a Christmas poem I’ll hold it back for that one. The ‘theme’ does not mean stories have to be ‘about’ Christmas. Set at Christmas, Christmas as a background in some way, just get Christmas in there and don’t just shoe-horn it in.
There’ll be more themed anthologies later, if your story isn’t Christmas. You’ll get in somewhere 🙂