Wednesday, May 21, 2008


As many of you know, I am all about the interaction of the arts. So far for me, this has mostly involved combining poetry with visual art in the WHICH CAME FIRST - POETRY OR PAINT? exhibit with poems by me and art by Liz Reed.

But how exciting is this? Literature and MUSIC.

If you are as intrigued as I am, submit something to my friend and fellow poet Marianne Worthington. (This is on my short list - yes, Marianne, I will be sending you something just as soon as I write it!)

M O T I F is a new anthology series published annually by MotesBooks of Louisville, KY

Each volume in the series focuses on a theme. The first is MUSIC.
Anthology series title: M O T I F
Working title for Volume 1: WRITING BY EAR
Theme for this volume: music
Editor: Marianne Worthington
Submission deadline: August 5, 2008
Publication: November 2008

The inaugural Motif Anthology will accept submissions of these lengths:
prose - under 3,000 words
poetry/lyrics - up to 3 pieces.
All genres will be considered as long as music is referenced in the works. Submissions may address music either directly or indirectly, but the presence of music should figure significantly and artfully in the piece.

Submissions may be poems, short stories, song lyrics, short memoirs, essays, letters, creative nonfiction, or other forms. Combinations of forms are acceptable up to the limits described herein.

Each contributor whose work is accepted will receive one (1) complimentary copy of the book upon publication as payment. Contributors will also receive an ongoing contributor's discount (equivalent to wholesale pricing) for unlimited purchase of additional copies to use or resell.

Marketing outlets will include,, and the publisher's website: Special marketing strategies will also be utilized, including at least one public reading with selected contributors by invitation of the publisher.

* Submit by email.
* Send manuscript (Arial 12 pt., single-spaced) as a .doc file (Word document) to IMPORTANT: Use "MOTIF Anthology" as the subject line (email containing blank subject lines will automatically be deleted; other subject lines may inadvertently be tagged as spam).
* Include all author contact information (including phone, snail mail, and e-mail address) with each submission.
* Do not send previously published or simultaneously submitted material.
* Include a 50-60 word bio to appear in “contributor's notes” section of the anthology if work is accepted.
* Submission period closes August 5, 2008. Publication is slated for November 2008.

For clarification or questions, visit
or email

"The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could."

- Paul Hogan

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