Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting Carol-Ann Hoyte, a poet/librarian from Montreal. She’s planning to publish an anthology of children’s poetry next year and is actively seeking submissions—please share this exciting news with others!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
Ready, set, write! An anthology of children’s poetry dedicated to the wide world of sports is in the works. Our target release date for the collection is August 2013 — six months before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We’re looking for original, unpublished poems, aimed at 5 – 12 years old, that deal with various aspects of athletics such as but not limited to the following:
*Olympics and other major international sports events (ie. FIFA World Cup)
*winter sports/summer sports (NOTE: do not have to be official Olympic sports)
*winning and losing
*sports jobs (from athletes, coaches, and referees/umpires to those who work behind the scenes)
*surfaces (ie. ice) on which sports are played/places (ie. stadiums) where sports are played
*sports history and other miscellanea (halls of fame, records, trivia, etc.)
Please email poems to Carol-Ann Hoyte at kidlitfan1972 at yahoo dot ca.
Poets whose work is selected for the collection will receive a small honorarium. We will contact you in late July 2012 / early August 2012 if we plan to include your poem in the anthology. A portion of the anthology’s proceeds will be donated to a North American or international organization dedicated to working with youth in sports.
Carol-Ann Hoyte & Heidi Bee Roemer, The Co-Editors