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Hope 2022

An Anthology for New Years


In Greek Mythology, Pandora was the first human created by the gods...Nonetheless, Pandora opened the jar (in modern accounts often mistranslated as "Pandora's box") releasing all the evils that visit humanity like pain and suffering, leaving only hope (expectation) inside once she closed it again. 

Hope, as a noun: Aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, daydream, pipe dream, longing, yearning, craving, hankering-As a verb: Expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want, wish for, dream of, hope against hope for

What do you hope for?

Send us a poem

Deadline for submissions: December 31st, 2021

Program: January 9th, 2022

Submission Requirements

Anthology Submissions: Please submit one poem on the theme of hope and the upcoming year, 2022.

Please limit your submission to one poem. Please keep this poem limited to 35 lines total. When determining the total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (ex: a poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also be included as lines when calculating the total line length. Count an epigraph as 3 extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count. If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the line and remember that the final book will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on pages that are 4 1/2 inches wide.

If you have a problem contact Larry Robin @ larry@moonstoneartscenter.org or 215-735-9600.

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Nonsense Verse 2022


Lewis Carroll is the pseudonym of mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, which he adopted when publishing his famous children's novels and nonsense verse. His Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872) both contain brilliant nonsense rhymes. "Jabberwocky," from Through the Looking-Glass, may be the best-known example of a nonsense verse. Another of Carroll's poems, The Hunting of the Snark (1876), has been called the longest and best sustained nonsense poem in the English language. 

Nonsense verse, humorous or whimsical verse that differs from other comic verse in its resistance to any rational or allegorical interpretation. Though it often makes use of coined, meaningless words, it is unlike the ritualistic gibberish of children's counting-out rhymes in that it makes these words sound purposeful. 

Send us a poem

Deadline for submissions: January 20, 2022

Program: January 30th, 2022

Submission Requirements

Anthology Submissions: Please submit one poem on the theme of nonsense verse and Lewis Carroll's work.

Please limit your submission to one poem. Please keep this poem limited to 35 lines total. When determining the total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (ex: a poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also be included as lines when calculating the total line length. Count an epigraph as 3 extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count. If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the line and remember that the final book will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on pages that are 4 1/2 inches wide.

If you have a problem contact Larry Robin @ larry@moonstoneartscenter.org or 215-735-9600.

There are two ways you can participate in Moonstone's AWP 2022 celebration:

  1. Reading at our marathon event (https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/206898/awp-2022-welcome-to-philadelphia-reading-only). No readers fee required.
  2. Submit to our anthology and read at the marathon event (This submission form).


For the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference March 23 to 26, 2022, Moonstone has arranged to have Fergie’s Pub for all of Wednesday, March 23rd for a marathon reading. The start time is TBD, but we can run until 2AM.


AWP is a great opportunity to connect with writers, and we want to give you a platform to do that. We also want to memorialize the gathering of talent through a collection of poems from AWP participants.


Sign up to read only here: https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/206898/moonstone-welcomes-poets-to-philadelphia-reading-only-registration (You can sign up to read at the event without submitting to the anthology.) 


Deadline to Submit: February 28th, 2022

Event Reading Date: March 23rd, 2022


Submission Requirements

Submit a poem pertaining to our Moonstone Welcomes Poets to Philadelphia anthology. Please include a short biography with your submission.

Limit your submission to one poem. Please keep this poem limited to 35 lines total. When determining the total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (ex: a poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines). Numbers or section breaks should also be included as lines when calculating the total line length. Count an epigraph as 3 extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count. If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the line. The final book will be printed in 11 point font on pages that are 5 inches wide.

If you have a problem contact Larry Robin @ larry@moonstoneartscenter.org or 215-735-9600.

There are two ways you can participate in Moonstone's AWP 2022 celebration:

  1. Reading at our marathon event (This sign-up form). No readers fee required.
  2. Submit to our anthology and read at the marathon event (https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/206900/awp-2022-welcome-to-philadelphia-anthology)

Moonstone has arranged to have Fergie’s Pub for all of Wednesday, March 23rd, the first day of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Philadelphia. 

Please sign up here if you would ONLY like to read a poem at Moonstone Arts Center's marathon reading during the week of AWP. 

Each poet will have five minutes to present.

If you want to submit to a poem to the book, please submit here: https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/206900/awp-2022-welcome-to-philadelphia-anthology

Send any questions or concerns to larry@moonstoneartscenter.org

Submission Requirements:

While Moonstone Arts Center and Moonstone Press started out as a Philadelphia based organization, the pandemic and zoom has made us international. We are open to submissions from everyone.

Please submit about twenty-five pages of material. Poems may have been previously published, but the work as a whole must be new. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but you must promptly notify Moonstone Press if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere. When determining total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas. Number or section breaks should also be included when calculating total line length. Divider pages or section titles should be included in the total page count. The final chapbook will be printed in 11 point Garamond font on paper that is 4 ½ inches wide.

Include a cover page with the manuscript’s title and all contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone numbers), a biography, table of contents, dedication, acknowledgements for any previous publications, and an inside title page. These pages do not count towards the manuscript’s total page count. 

A $15.00, nonrefundable reading fee is required for us to accept and review your work.

All submissions must be sent through Submittable. Mailed, hard-copy manuscripts will no longer be accepted.


If your chapbook is accepted, we will do the following free:

Design and image features:

  • Customize the Cover and Interior in consultation with you and our designer
  • Limited proof revisions with layout designer


Production features:

  • 5 ½ by 8 ½ trim size, inside copy would be about 4” by 7” (if the cover is a bleed then the trim size is 5” by 8”)
  • copy in 11 pt with headings in 14 pt
  • Text: 28lb Hammerhill Color Copy Digital
  • Cover: 60lb Hammerhill Color Copy Cover Stock (with full color cover)
  • About 30 pages of poetry, 8 pages of front matter


Things you should think about

  • Do you have pictures/illustrations that you want included?
  • Do you have ideas for the cover, or do you want us to design it?
  • Do you want to include a dedication or acknowledgements page?
  • Do you want to include an author page with photo and bio?
  • Do you have quotes for the back cover?


Post-publication features:

  • Registration with Books In Print® Database
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Worldwide Online Book Distribution
  • Online Book Sales


Pricing

Retail price $10, Price to author: 1 to 25 copies @ 50% discount, 26 copies and up @ 55% discount

Moonstone will retain 10 copies of your book for sale at the Moonstone on-line store


If you have a problem contact Larry Robin @ larry@moonstoneartscenter.org or 215-735-9600

While Moonstone Arts Center and Moonstone Press started out as a Philadelphia based organization, the pandemic and zoom has made us international. We are open to submissions from everyone.

Submission Requirements:

Please ready-to-publish material for a full-length poetry book (at least 80 pages). Poems may have been previously published, but the work as a whole must be new. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but you must promptly notify Moonstone Press if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 

When determining total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas. Number or section breaks should also be included when calculating total line length. Divider pages or section titles should be included in the total page count. 

Include a cover page with the manuscript’s title and all contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone numbers), a biography, table of contents, dedication, acknowledgements for any previous publications

A $15.00, nonrefundable reading fee is required for us to accept and review your work.

All submissions must be sent through Submittable. Mailed, hardcopy manuscripts will no longer be accepted.

If you have a problem contact Larry Robin @ larry@moonstoneartscenter.org or 215-735-9600

Production Features

  • 6X9 trim size for Perfect Bound
  • (poems in this would need to fit at space 4” by 7”)
  • copy in 11 pt with headings in 14 pt
  • text: 60# Natural 420 PPI, black ink
  • cover: 10pt C1S, 4 color gloss or matte
  • A perfect bound book requires a spine of at least 1/4″ (practically, this means that the books needs a minimum of 80 pages of text)
  • If your submission is under 50 pages, please submit to our Open Chapbook Submissions form: https://moonstoneartscenter.submittable.com/submit/91032/open-chapbook-submissions


Things you should think about

  • Do you have pictures/illustrations that you want included?
  • Do you have ideas for the cover, or do you want us to design it?
  • Do you want to include a dedication or acknowledgements page?
  • Do you want to include an author page with photo and bio?
  • Do you want blurbs for the back cover?


If your book is accepted, we will do the following:

Design and image features

  • Customization of Cover and Interior in consultation with our designer
  • Limited proof revisions with layout designer


Post-publication features

  • Registration with Books In Print® Database
  • Assignment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  • Worldwide Online Book Distribution
  • Online Book Sales

Pricing

  • Retail price $20
  • First Order: 100 copies of a 100-page perfect bound book will cost about $1000
  • Reprint Order: minimum reprint is 25 copies @ $9.00 per book

Deposit & Payment

We need 50% when you sign the contract and 50% when the 100 copies are delivered.

Moonstone will retain 10 copies of your book for sale at the Moonstone on-line store

Moonstone Arts Center