The Scurfpea Publishing 2012 Anthology
We will choose the best (as our editor sees them) 50-130 poems submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for this anthology. If we dont get at least 50 poems the editor finds of high enough quality, the anthology will be canceled. This will be a quality publication. Previous anthologies can be found at scurfpeapublishing.com and at amazon.com.
Paperback, perfect bound, color cover, professional design and layout
Available through the authors, very limited local venues, amazon.com. (for 1 year minimum)
It will sell for around $15, depending on printing costs this fall.
The planned date of publication is the end of October 2012.
Title and cover art will be determined after the poems have been chosen.
The editor of the 2012 anthology is Suzanne Sunshower. Check out her work at: http://www.suzannesunshower.com/
All 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.
The book will not be submitted for copyright or to the Library of Congressthe paperwork is too egregious for an anthology.
The book will be submitted to Poets House, a library of poetry in New
York City which attempts to offer all the poetry published in
How you make money
No royalties will be paid from Amazon.com sales or other outletsthe
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
Amazon.com, contact Scurfpea Publishing first and we can work
out a way to share royalties after the recipient receives their copy of the bill.
The money you make will depend upon your ability to sell the book!
Books will be available to authors at $5 below retail. You can order as many as you want with no penalty for small ordersexcept for shipping and handling (naturally, the larger your order the smaller these expenses will be per bookthese will be standard amounts with no hidden way for Scurfpea to make money) which will be through a third party. 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 free authors' copies will be provided. Scurfpea Publishing attempts to
make small run publication a possibility by taking as little profit as
possible and passing the savings on to the authors. The $5 below list price represents a 25% - 33% discount. So, instead of gouging authors on trivial royalties, we forgo the authors' copies in order
to provide the chance for authors' increased profit in the long run.
How to submit your poems
Submission of poems is free. This is not a vanity publication. Read the Scurfpea
philosophy here: http://scurfpeapublishing.com/about.htm
Please send no more than 20.
Send them only electronically by emailing them to
Word and pdf formats may be sent as attachments.
Otherwise, include the poems as text in the body of your email.
Have your name and email address on each poem.
Title the email: anthology.
Only submissions received on or before April 30, 2012 will be considered.
Submission of poems indicates agreement to the above terms.