Welcome to the Swyers Publishing Poetry Anthology, Volume Two: Crashing Waves
If you would like to be a part of this Anthology, please read Submission Guidelines & Rules carefully then follow the submission process. By submitting a work of poetry for consideration you are agreeing to the terms spelled out in the "Guidelines & Rules" section.
Following is a brief explanation of our upcoming Poetry Anthology "Crashing Waves".
As a small, independent publisher, Bill and I wanted to find a way to help young up and coming artists (and for this contest, poets specifically) get their work into print. Having walked the long, and often arduous road of getting something published, we feel the pain of those who want to see something they have written in printed form. I have been blessed to cross paths with several young and amazingly talented writers and poets, and thought by donating some man-hours (and woman hours) and fronting the cost to get the anthology published and available, the young poet could finally have a way to send someone to a place where they could purchase a poetry anthology that contained their works.
What's in it for us?
We get the pleasure of helping out talented young poets and we make a small bit of money off each book sold on-line through Amazon or Smashwords, to help us recoup our costs.
What's in it for the poet?
They may purchase (at our cost to produce, plus shipping) as many copies as they like directly from us, then re-sell these and make money off of them and/or they can send others to our site, Amazon or Smashwords to purchase as many copies as they would like. They have a printed, professional collection of poetry works to share and sell.
How does it work?
We are currently searching for the best of the best from young, aspiring poets. (Okay, they can be "young at heart" as well.) By going to SwyersPublishing.com, anyone can submit their poetry (up to 5 works per person) for consideration in the anthology. Go to "authors and projects" tab. Then go to "poetry project" tab. You will be asked to view the rules and guidelines and then to electronically submit your poem. ALL entries will be viewed and seriously considered for inclusion, however, it is ultimately up to our discretion on which ones we feel are the right ones to be included. (It is possible that yours may not be chosen this time, but may be chosen at a later date.) The poets will be contacted and informed as to whether or not their poem(s) has been chosen for inclusion by August 1, 2015 (at the latest). Chosen poets will be posted on the website. The anthology is set to be printed in the late summer/early fall of 2015, and the deadline for submissions is July 4th, 2015. Poets retain the rights to their works, so they can print or sell them elsewhere at any time. (We have non-exclusive rights to publish this once.)
Please feel free to contact Bill or myself via Facebook or email
Pamela Swyers Editor-In-Chief Swyers Publishing email@example.com