Submit to Gathered
Formal membership in any branch of the Religious Society of Friends is not a prerequisite for inclusion. Contributors should, however, identify as Quaker.
Please refrain from submitting light verse or poetry written with purely devotional or inspirational purposes in mind. Submitted work should be well crafted, rigorous in its approach to language, and of the high quality expected for publication in the best secular literary journals. The poems for the anthology do not have to deal directly with spirituality, though high-quality work of that variety is of course welcome.
Previously published material is welcome provided the author retains the right to republish their work. We do not have a budget that will allow us to pay publishers for reprint permissions. As such, we ask that you only submit previously published work for which reprint permission can be obtained without payment.
We have now set a deadline for submissions. All submissions must be submitted electronically by May 1, 2012.
Submissions should be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or RTF format, along with a cover letter containing contact information, an author bio, and a little something about your connection to Quakerism. There is no poem limit for submissions.
E-mail your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org