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Anthology of Contemporary Poetry Edited by Maja Trochimczyk. Forthcoming in March 2010 to honor the 200th Anniversary of Chopin’s Birth. From Moonrise Press. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: § Original poetry about any aspect of music and life of Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Polish pianist and composer. § Deadline – August 1, 2009. § Language – English.
§ Length – maximum 39 lines per poem, 3 poems. § Format – email majat(at)verizon.net (replace (at) with @) with the poem both in the body of the message and attachment in MS Word or rtf. § Address and contact information of the author included in the body of the message.

Publisher Seeks Submissions for 2010 MOTIF Anthology
MOTIF is an anthology series published annually by MotesBooks of Louisville, Ky. Volume 1: Writing By Ear featured 116 writers, including Patty Griffin, Silas House, Buddy & Julie Miller, Maurice Manning, Evie Shockley, Neela Vaswani, Frank X Walker and Pamela Duncan. Each volume in the MOTIF series focuses on a theme – for Volume 2 the theme is CHANCE. Submissions may be poems, short stories, song lyrics, short memoirs, essays, letters, creative nonfiction, or other forms. Combinations of forms are acceptable up to the limits described: Prose must be under 3,000 words. Send no more than three poems/lyrics. All genres will be considered as long as “chance” is referenced or illuminated in the works. Submissions may address the theme either directly or indirectly, but “chance” should figure significantly and
artfully in the piece. The definition or concept of “chance” can be interpreted in any way the writer sees fit, but could include ideas related to chaos, serendipity, mistake, the occasion for wonder, kismet, accident, fate, destiny, cause and effect, encounters, and/or predestination. Submit by email only. Send manuscript (Arial 12 pt., single-spaced) as a .doc or .rtf file (MS Word) to MOTIF(at)MotesBooks.com (replace (at) with @). IMPORTANT: Use "MOTIF Anthology" as the subject line. Include all author contact information (including phone, snail mail, and e-mail address) with each submission. Include a 50-60 word biographical note to appear in Contributor's section of the anthology in case of acceptance. Do not send previously published or simultaneously submitted material. Submission period closes September 1, 2009. More here.

"Thanksgiving to Christmas ~ A Patchwork of Stories"
Deadline extended to July 31, 2009. Call for submissions for a new anthology of holiday stories ˆ fiction and memoir ˆ to be released in Fall 2009. Guidelines: All submissions must clearly reflect a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme. Topics might include childhood memories, family gatherings and traditions, humorous stories, holiday adventures, heartwarming moments, difficult times, war years, shopping, pageants and parades ˆ whatever might make for an interesting read. No more than 1500 words (fiction, memoir, essay). Double-spaced. Times New Roman font preferred. Send as an attachment with "Holiday Anthology" in the Subject line
Include a cover letter and a very brief bio note (no more than 75 words) in the body of the email
Please submit only previously unpublished work. E-mail submissions as attachments to: Dixon Hearne at dixonh(at)socal.rr.com (replace (at) with @). More here.

Deadline Aug. 1, 2009. Themed anthology to be printed Oct. 1, 2009 Featuring hilarious stories of the Wild West, Prairie Romance, etc. Also seeking cowboy poetry, silly works. Seeking poems, limericks, puns, etc. that must express one of the following American Wild West, Prairie Romance, Steampunk or a mixture of all three. Submissions open through Aug. 1, 2009. No late submissions will be accepted. Put "SUBMISSION: [TITLE]" in subject line, address all correspondence to The Editors. Pays complimentary copy of anthology. Contract
sent for review upon acceptance. Email submissions to sillywestern (at) gmail.com (replace at with @). More here.

Seeking original poems for the anthology, *Visiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams* (forthcoming, University of Iowa Press, 2010). Foreign poems in translation welcome. See previous anthologies: *Visiting Emily* (2000), *Visiting Walt* (2003) and *Visiting Frost* (2005), all from the Univ. of Iowa Pr., for an idea of the kind of poems we are seeking—poems of homage, poems that parody, that argue with, that disagree with, that are in conversation with, that respond to, that are triggered by the life and work of William Carlos Williams. Author must be able to grant permission to publish poem—or to obtain permission to publish if right to publish is held by another. Please provide proper credit acknowledgment for previously published poems. Deadline: September 15, 2009.
Send poems, current contact information, brief bio note (<75 words) and SASE to: Thom Tammaro/Williams Anthology/2837 29th Street S./Moorhead, MN 56560. No electronic submissions.