There’s just one week left to submit your poetry for my upcoming charity anthology. A lot of the details are still TBC, but here’s an outline of what I’m looking for if you missed my announcement…
— I will provide an image to work from; this image will also provide the basis for the book cover.
— Your poem can be as long or as short as you like; on any theme you like, with any language or as far out as you can possibly imagine. I only ask that your poem reflects the mood/tone of the image in some way shape or form.
— Deadline to submit poems is January 31st – please, please let me know in good time if you want to submit but think you may miss this deadline.
— Title of this project TBC.
— Release date TBC (HOPEFULLY FEB SOMETIME).
— This book will be released in ebook first, for Kindles. (paperbacks shortly after; the formatting can sometimes be tricky with poetry books)
— There are a few charities I support, so depending on the profits made, I may split them between a couple (or three, you never know!).
— PLEASE submit your poem in a Word document. I receive no end of submissions that have been pasted into an email and the formatting is a nightmare. WORD DOCUMENT PLEASE! 😉
— Your poetry must be proofread
To find out more information, please add yourself to our private gathering place over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2201342126788394/
Similarly, you can email me for more details if you don’t use Facebook (I envy you!)
Really excited and wait till you read what I’ve received so far.
Love, S x
Lots of “blind date with a book” packages have gone out to readers this week and I’m so pleased they’re already getting stuck in, so to speak!
The above image shows the packages I have left: prices include P&P within the UK (as a special offer) because I need to clear out my office! Please contact me via FB message or through my contact form or via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to purchase a book or two. Payment can be made via Paypal.
You’ll see on my website that I have an area for readers to buy signed books – you can order anything you like from there, but you won’t get as good a deal as you will ordering the Blind Date books! Readers familiar with my work will be able to work out which package contains what.
It’s your last chance to grab Poems To My Younger Self from Amazon. After March 31st, it won’t be on public sale anymore. I have limited copies in my personal stock which you can purchase from me, but once they’re gone, they’re gone! Please don’t miss out. Order your copy direct from me and you will get a squiggle and a free bookmark – and maybe some other swag. All proceeds go to Make A Wish.
Fill in the order form: CLICK HERE
Purchase from Amazon: mybook.to/youngerpoems
So, it was summer 2017 . . . and I had this random idea pop into my head, suggesting I put together a poetry collection to raise money for charity. (Eventually I would decide our charity would be MAKE A WISH, as the Leeds Author Event is raising money for this charity.)
In September I started gathering poems to go in the book. Now, 28 authors later and we’re finally here . . . PUBLICATION.
You can read poems by some of your favourite authors including Anna-Maria Athanasiou, KA Hobbs, Claire C Riley, Audrina Lane, Lisa Hobman, ES Carter, Charlotte Hart, Andie M. Long, Eleanor Lloyd-Jones and many more. Some of our authors are published for the first time through this publication and are very excited and nervous to discover how it is received.
However, I am so happy with how this book has been received so far. In fact, I am thrilled. From small acorns and all that.
You can help support our fundraising efforts by one-clicking “Poems to My Younger Self” on Amazon.
OR, I will be selling this book in person at the Leeds Author Event on March 3rd, 2018 and you can pre-order your copy here (for pick up in Leeds only): CLICK HERE
I have no doubt this will be a roaring success and it’s been wonderful to organise something like this again, with such a supportive bunch of people!
Can you ably sling words together? Well then, I need your poems to create an anthology which will raise money for the MAKE A WISH foundation, a charity which seeks to make the dreams of terminally ill children come true! I’ll be selling this book at the LEEDS 2018 book signing and making your words available on AMAZON, too.
- I am looking for poems that are 100+ words long (no upper limit)
- Your poem needs to be on the theme “Poems To My Younger Self” but you can title your poem as you like.
- Your poem needs to be emailed to me by NOVEMBER 30th, 2017 at the latest. Sorry, but no late entries. Please send your words via email to email@example.com – but if you receive no response at all, it’s likely you’ve gone to spam. In this case, please just drop me a quick message on my FB page @SarahMLynch
- You don’t need to have loads of accolades or any poetic experience at all (even) to enter for a chance to be part of this anthology. Just write from the heart is all I ask!
- I will take no monetary reward whatsoever for putting together this book. It’s all off my own back, it’s all for a good cause.
- You don’t need to be attending the book signing (or be a signing author) to put forth your entry. I welcome entries from the US and beyond.
- I’m asking for previously unpublished words. It would be nice if the first time people read your poem is in our book.
For full details, visit my dedicated page: https://sarahmichellelynch.com/poetry-project/
I look forward to reading everyone’s words.