GREEN FUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL SUBMISSIONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CHAPBOOK SUBMISSIONS TO THE NEW GRANDMOTHER EDITIONS.
ARE YOU A GRASS ROOTS POET?
WHAT IS A GRASS ROOTS POET?
Green Fuse defines a grass roots poet as one who has a calling for and a dedication to poetry, but is not necessarily educated or defined as a poet by traditional poetry societies.
If you have a calling for poetry and are dedicated to your art, we invite you to become a Green Fuse member or friend and to offer your work for consideration in our various publications.
One may become a GF member for $40/year or a friend for $15/year. Members receive discounts on onsite/online classes, free monthly workshops, and an invitation to submit work to GF publications at no additional cost. Friends are invited to submit work to all of our publications and will receive a free book and our newsletter. One need not be a friend to submit work, but GF is a non-profit endeavor and would greatly appreciate your support! Help us read and publish your work; become a member or friend! www.greenfusepoeticarts.org/membership
IMPROV, ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY OF GRASS ROOTS POETS
IMPROV is an annual publication of GF poets and is also open to the general public for submissions. Each year IMPROV explores a unique theme or form, so please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific guidelines.
- DEADLINE: March 15, annually.
- Send 3-5 short, lyric poems by email to email@example.com with “IMPROV” in the subject box.
- Please send poems as one attachment in Word—single spaced and left justified. No biographical information is necessary.
- Include contact information on the ms. please.
- Contributors to IMPROV receive one complimentary copy and may purchase additional copies at discount.
- Local contributors are invited to read their included poems at a reading and book release event in the fall. National/International contributors are encouraged to organize their own IMPROV readings to spread the good words and the good news about grass roots poetry and publishing opportunities.
POETRY SAVES! is a poetry e-zine that can be found on the GF website. This publication is open to whatever you wish to send! Send anything, any time…and we will consider it for publication. All contributors receive a free POETRY SAVES! t-shirt.
Green Fuse accepts submissions for short chapbooks year round. We like chapbooks with an imagistic, thematic, and/or narrative thrust. If the poet is also an artist, we like to use the author’s work for the cover. Prose poetry is interesting if it also uses poetic technique and heightened language. We are not really interested in journaling or off-the-cuff meanderings. Craft is of the utmost importance.
- Deadline: Ongoing
- Qualifications: Poems must be original and unpublished in book form.
- Ms. must be 15-20 pages in length.
- Please email ms. to: firstname.lastname@example.org with
“Chapbook Submission” in the subject box.
- Please send ms. as an attachment in Word, single-spaced, left justified.
- Published poets will receive ten complimentary copies of their book and additional copies at discount.
- Green Fuse will organize a reading/book release celebration for local poets.
- National/International poets are encouraged to organize their own readings and celebrations.
- All published poets are requested to organize and/or participate in at least four readings during the year following publication. If you are not interested in supporting your book—don’t send it to us! Community is how we work!
GREEN FUSE POETS’ STUDIO SERIES
The Green Fuse Poets’ Studio offers three workshops a year on poetic technique, chapbook organization for publication, and reading technique. Local poets taking part in these workshops onsite are invited to submit a chapbook ms. upon completion of the classes. National/International poets may take these classes online (write: email@example.com for details) and are also invited to submit a ms. upon completion of the first two classes—Reading Techniques being offered onsite only. GF will publish a series of chapbooks annually as part of the GF Poets’ Studio project. All guidelines for submissions are the same as the general chapbook submissions requirements.