Costing the Earth? Submissions wanted for ecopoetry anthology

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Submissions are being sought by Hebrides-based publisher Two Ravens Press for an anthology of ecopoetry to be published in November 2012. The deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2012. The anthology is intended to address the complex relationship between people and the natural world. Is poetry in itself a form of environmental action, or can it inspire action? An introduction by Dr David Borthwick (University of Glasgow) will question the moods of estrangement, guilt and elegy which can be found in recent poetic responses to nature. The anthology will be the focus for a new wave of poetry that seeks to directly respond to the world in which we find ourselves, and that dramatises a growing hunger for a meaningful connection with the Earth. 

If you would like to submit your work, please email up to three poems that fit the brief above to editors Sharon Blackie and David Knowles at  Only attachments in Microsoft Word format , and submissions by email will be considered. The publishers are looking for new, previously unpublished poetry – unless it appears in a very recent or forthcoming collection (in which case please note that there is no budget for permissions fees, and inclusion in the anthology would need to be agreed in writing with the relevant publisher of the collection on that basis). 

All contributors to the anthology will receive a free copy of the published book. Royalties of 8% RRP will be offered on sales of the book but it is proposed to donate those royalties on behalf of all contributors to the John Muir Trust, the UK’s leading wild land conservation charity. 

More details. For any further information, please contact Sharon Blackie:


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Sun 27th Nov 2011 21:11

Yes, I agree with Andy, a worthy and interesting topic ideal for poetry of all types. I am sure I will find something to send in. Win

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Andy N

Sat 26th Nov 2011 00:40

This sounds interesting.. I have one poem that I think is suitable for this... Given the time scale, there is plenty of scope for more... A

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