Guidelines for the Inaugural Free Verse Charleston Anthology

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We’re printing a book that features a collection of poetry by local poets.

Opening date for submissions: August 31, 2020

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Fee: optional $3 donation per submission

The prize: The winning authors will receive publication in the inaugural Free Verse Charleston poetry anthology book, and one free copy of the publication.

Specifications: We’re not looking for any specific poetic form or subject matter. We’re not concerned with limiting word count. Submissions should only be sent as a Word or Pages document. Please do not send a photo or a PDF.

Submission: Poets may submit up to 5 poems. Sending multiple works in a single submission is encouraged.  If you are sending multiple pieces, please send them as a single submission. Poets who send in more than 5 poems will be ineligible.

The judges: Marcus Amaker, Charleston, SC’s Poet Laureate, and local published poets (names coming soon).

Publication date: April 2021. The anthology will be published by Free Verse Press.

Eligibility: Open to all poets (of any age, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation) in the Charleston area for a previously unpublished book of poetry. Only poets who live in the Lowcountry are eligible to submit a manuscript.

Charleston poetry anthology
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Price: $ 3.00