Please send up to five poems from or about The Hudson Valley. Please note in your cover letter your connection to New York and the Hudson Valley. Poems about geography, nature, feeling, place, city life, etc, preferred. Nothing offensive, sexual, or explicit will be considered.
Please send the poems and cover letter as a Word attachment. The Subject line should read Hudson Valley Poetry. Please refer to the attachment in the Email otherwise we will not open the attachment.
The poems should be typed exactly as you would like to see them in print. Please include in your cover letter a very short bio clip of no more than three lines that we will include if your poetry is accepted.
There is no reading fee and poems will be read and accepted or rejected by Email. YOU DO NOT have to purchase a copy of the book for your poetry to be included. We will select the poems before the book is published or offered for sale.
Contributors will be given the opportunity to purchase books at a reduced price, unfortunately contributors will not get a free copy.
Diversion Press only asks for rights to the print the poems in this anthology (which may be paperback, hardback, and/or e-book) and any reprints of this anthology under the same name. The rights then revert back to the poets upon publication.
For a sample of our previous anthology you may purchase a copy of Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse, our 2008 anthology, by visiting our website or Amazon.
You may request a PDF of our catalog, delivered free of charge to your Email address, by simply sending an Email to us with “Catalog Request” in the subject line.
You may also enter our free contests for book giveaways, as well as view other publishing opportunities, by visiting the above links.
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