Scurfpea Publishing invites submissions for our 2024 anthology to be edited by Steve Boint.

Editor's statement: Please proofread your poems. Inconsistent use of punctuation, simple spelling errors, or errors of fact when your poem refers to specific details (like refering to the "dark" side of the moon when you meant "far" side), will guarantee that your poem will not be published.

Poems that have been previously published must list the publication. No simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Previous Scurfpea anthologies can be found at and at See list below.

Submission of poems is free. Send no more than 20 poems, in 12-point font, single-spaced except for stanza breaks. E-mail them to Title the email: anthology. Include your name and e-mail address on each poem. Include a short biographical statement. Send your poems as texts in the body of your message or as attachments in Microsoft Word or .pdf formats.

Only submissions received on or before April 30, 2024 will be considered.

Submission of poems indicates agreement to the following terms:

The book:

Paperback, perfect bound, color cover, professional design and layout. Available through the authors, limited local venues, It will sell for around $20, depending on printing costs. The planned date of publication is October 31, 2024. Title and cover art will be determined by Scurfpea Publishing after the poems have been chosen.

Copyright issues:

Copyrights of individual poems will remain with the authors, save for permission to print submitted poems in the anthology and limited reprints of individual poems for publicity purposes. Copyright will not be registered by Scurfpea. The book will be submitted to the collections of the Library of Congress and Poets House (if it re-opens). Submission of poems is the author’s warrant that the poems submitted to Scurfpea Publishing do not violate any other author’s or company’s copyrights and do not libel any persons. The author agrees to take sole legal and financial responsibility for any claims arising against the written content of their poems in this book in this regard.

How you make money

The money you make will depend upon your ability to sell the book! Books will be available to authors for at least $5 below retail. You can order as few as you want with no penalty for small orders (However, the larger your order the smaller shipping and handling expenses will be per book.). Sell 30 books, you should make close to $140 (just a rough guess at the cost of shipping). You may order as many times as you want as long as the book is available (at least a year). No royalties will be paid from sales or other outlets—the bookkeeping is beyond the ability of a small press. If you have a special situation, say an aunt in Guam who wants to buy it on, contact Scurfpea Publishing first and we can work out a way to share royalties. No free author's copies will be provided since the cost for this, given the number of authors, is beyond the means of this small press.

Previous Annual Poetry Anthologies

2010 - siesta

2011 - The Last New Year's Eve at the Pomp Room

2012 - How Can You Say We Are Not Related

2013 - Thunderstorm

2014 - Memory Echo Words

2015 - The Scandalous Lives of Butterflies

2016 - I Walked by the River

2017 - Trees in this Neighborhood Remember Me

2018 - all the universe shining

2019 - Without Fear of Infamy

2020 - The Men Who Made Bonfires

2021 - Tangled Serenity

2022 - The Lightning Moment

2023 - Green Elephant