WCP Micropoetry Chapbook Submission Guidelines
Twitter has changed the way blogging is done. It's also changed the way poetry is published. Welcome to the Micropoetry Revolution.
World Class Poetry introduces the first ever Micropoetry Chapbook Series. Submit your micropoetry chapbook manuscripts for publication right here.
Chapbook Submission Guidelines:
- Submit 25-30 poems in the body of your e-mail (use the form at the bottom of this page)
- At least 10 of the poems in your manuscript must have been published on one of the following microblogging services: Twitter, Identi.ca, Plurk, Pownce, Tumblr, Jaiku.
- If your poems were published on Twitter, they must have been published using one of these hashtags -
- In your submission, use / to signify a line break and // to signify and stanza break for each poem
- Write the poems as one line using the above symbology
- Include a bio of up to 50 words; bio can include one link to a web property that you own. (Sorry, no e-mail addresses will be published.)
- If you have artwork that you'd like to accompany the poems, for the cover or in the chapbook itself, please note that in the form below and instructions will be e-mailed to you for submittal of artwork.
- There is no payment at this time, but poets will get a digital copy of their chapbook. Feel free to sell it or give it away as many times as you want.
- Poets retain all rights to their poems.
Whether you write in one of the Japanese short forms or American idiom, it doesn't matter. We're looking for micropoetry, formed or free verse, of 140 characters or less. Chapbooks will be published as electronic chapbooks.
You can see an example of a micropoetry chapbook by downloading the World Class Poetry Toolbar
. You'll see Allen Taylor's Twitter Poems
, the first book in the series. Otherwise, proceed to send us your micropoetry submission using the submission guidelines and the form below.
I apologize! The Twitterpoem Chapbook submissions are currently suspended. Please check back to see if the submissions have started again. We will resume taking submissions soon.
Thank you for understanding.