Submission Deadline: June 14th, 2014
An independently published anthology of children’s poetry dedicated to the theme of food and agriculture is in the works. Adults who write children’s poetry, including those who are emerging poets, are invited to submit their work. I am looking for original, unpublished poems, written in English, aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds that deal with various aspects of food and agriculture such as (but not limited to):
*vertical gardens (also known as living walls, biowalls, ecowalls, green walls)
*children’s food assistance programs
*gardening (ie. family gardening, school gardens, rooftop gardens, community gardens, balcony/container gardening, window boxes)
*types of farming (ie. rural, urban, organic, sustainable)
*farmer’s markets / public markets
*fair trade food
and any other sub-topics you can think of!
I am interested in receiving poems written in a variety of forms including but not limited to the following forms: couplet, triplet, limerick, haiku, tanka, cinquain, diamante, mask poem, apostrophe poem, list poem, etheree, palindrome, etc.
Poets whose work is selected for the collection will be contacted shortly after the deadline. They will also receive a small one-time honorarium.
Please email poems to Carol-Ann Hoyte at kidlitfan1972 at yahoo dot ca.