CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Nirala Publications (New Delhi/Kathmandu) has announced the forthcoming publication of Chicagoland Poets, the latest poetry anthology in a distinguished series that includes the poets of London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. The 350-page anthology (including black/white and color images) will be edited by Illinois poets Robin Metz and Nina Corwin, and launched in Chicago, New York, Montréal, London, New Delhi, and Kathmandu for worldwide distribution. The series editor is Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma. Nirala Publications is a prominent South Asian publishing house featuring established and emerging authors from India, Nepal, Europe, United Kingdom, North America, and an expanding range of international writers and artists. Nirala also collaborates with several foreign publishers and institutes and publishes Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing.
Poets born or currently living in Chicago (or environs) may submit up to five poems of any length on any subject (including, especially, poems about Chicago and environs, or southeast Asia). Poets not born or currently living in Chicago may also submit up to five poems on any subject related to Chicago (or environs). While unpublished poems are preferred, previously published poems are welcomed. A statement indicating that the poet retains reprint rights should accompany each submission of previously published poems. A brief biographical statement of 100 words (indicating the poet’s ties to Chicago, if applicable) should accompany the submission.
Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2009 and should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org in a single .doc or .rtf file with Chicagoland Poetry in the subject line OR addressed to: Chicagoland Poetry c/o Nina Corwin 523 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605. Please include SASE for reply only. MSS will not be returned. Poets included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy.