Call for Submissions: Blue Mountain Arts

Posted on August 5, 2008

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Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing poetry and prose for greeting cards.

WANTED
Contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience that reflects the thoughts and feelings people today want to communicate to one another, but don’t always know how to put into words. Capture genuine emotions on topics such as love, friendship, family, missing you, and other real-life subjects. Have a friend, relative, or someone else in your life in mind as you write. Writings on special occasions (birthday, anniversary, congratulations, etc.), as well as the challenges, difficulties, and aspirations of life are also considered. Looking for new, original, and creative writings that do not sound like anything we have already published.

NOT WANTED
Rhymed poetry, religious verse, one-liners, or humor. Avoid frequently overused words and phrases, such as “special,” “gift,” “sending you a hug,” “birthday wishes for you,” and “angel”. (Hint: Avoid lines like “You were always there for me,” “I remember when you were a baby,” “I am so proud of you,” or “You are my dream come true.”)

PAYMENT: pay $300 per poem for use on greeting card and other products, and $50 per poem for one-time use in a book

RIGHTS: Buys worldwide, exclusive rights to publish on a greeting card and other products

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS: Send to editorial@sps.com. Do not send attachments or website links. You may submit as many different works as you wish all in the same email. Type or paste the text of your work(s) into the body of the email. Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number. Email submissions will receive a reply within 1-2 weeks as receipt of your submission. After 4 months, you can assume that your work is no longer under consideration.

POSTAL SUBMISSIONS: Send to Blue Mountain Arts Editorial Department, PO Box 1007, Boulder, CO 80306. Work should be typewritten; one poem per page please. Your name should appear on every page. You may submit as many poems at one time as you wish. If you would like a response and/or to have your work returned, you must include SASE.

For more details go to Blue Mountain Arts Writer’s Guidelines

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