Thank you so much for visiting Fill the Cracks. This project’s sole purpose is to share the love with the children who are orphans from the Ebola epidemic in Liberia by raising money through our gift of poetry. If you are interested in the details about the orphanage etc, please go to this page as there will be more details there. If you are considering submitting please read on…
Though this project/ book thematically is open for interpretation,we would like you to consider how you as a poet can write a “song” that conveys the following: sadness at the loss for these children left alone, a message of hope to the children, and a call to the community at large to remember these little lives as they forge ahead. This is meant to be a work of encouragement rather than a sounding board for political opinions.
(some of these photographs from Nick Fraser will be in our poetry book and hopefully will inspire you.)
If you are a poet and would like to submit your work please do the following:
1 – select your work for submission (up to *3 poems, 5 haiku)
*poems that are 22 lines are going to be easier to format and keep on one page. We can take a few poems longer than 22 lines but length will be a consideration as we layout the book. Work that is archived from your blog is acceptable for submission.
2 – We (Visionary Press Collaborative) are granted the “one time right” to publish your work.
By making a submission, you are agreeing to give Visionary Press Collaborative the right to use your poem(s) for publication at which time the rights revert back to you the owner.
3 – This is a charity endeavor and as such no one (except Amazon and Smashwords) will be paid any fees for their work or art.
- You as a writer/ artist can take pride in the fact that all the profit goes to the orphans and their care
- You will benefit from the exposure in being part of this project as your work is considered a published piece
- Sharing in such a project can positively build a base for people to find you and your writing.
- we are sorry that we cannot offer a complimentary copy of the work.
4- Deadline June 1st. If we are still in need of more work we will extend the deadline.
Dependent on the number of submissions, we may not be able to take everyone’s poetry. We will do our very best to include everyone’s voice as we assemble this book for publication.
Please direct your submission to this address: email@example.com
In the subject line, please indicate “Liberia Submission”
Please submit your poem in the body of the email (rather than sending a pdf , rtf , doc)
Please submit you work in Times Roman, 12pt, single spacing (if at all possible.)
In the body of the email, please send your work as follows:
additional poems would not need the Poet’s name just the following:
We are more than willing to share two or three lines that can include: Your name, contact info (blog address) and a wee bit about yourself.
If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can expect an email regarding receipt of your submission and if we intend to use your work. We certainly would not want you to feel that the gift of your work fell through the cracks!!!
Thank each of you for your consideration.
We also would like to thank: the folks at Poets United for their support and the article regarding this project and the community of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for their fine support.