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Taking Submissions: Putrescent Poems

July 15, 2019

Deadline: July 15th, 2019
Payment: $25

Forty-Two Books is pleased to announce the first call for submission for the upcoming fall poetry collection Putrescent Poems. Send us the scary, the fearful, the hardcore, and the most disturbing horrific works of fine poetry from your crypts. We are seeking to publish high quality yet terrifying words that will be remembered not just for their craft, but also their blood-curling affects. Expected publication date is October 2019.

Works Accepted
the horrific, the terrifying, the grind-house, the body gore, the scary, the psychological, the black comedic, the rotten, the exhibition, the mad science, the forbidden, the devilish, the blasphemous, and of course, the PUTRESCENT.

Works Not Accepted
​We do not publish hate. Though we love the transgressive, we respect people and their ways of being. Those who are of the extreme/anti (Muslim, immigrant, black, LGBTQ, etc.) mindset will need to seek elsewhere to publish their works.

Previously published works are not considered (unless you’re Stephen King perhaps or a dead author in public domain). Works on blogs/author websites that are freely open to the internet without a password, subscription, or login credential are considered “published” in the industry, so sadly (as much as it stinks cause it’s your own website right!?) we cannot publish.

Submit up to 5 original, unpublished poems of any form, format, style, type, and meter. Include all poems in one document.

Editorial Policy
If your submission requires revision before publishing, the editors will contact you and provide suggestions for revision. Forty-Two Books reserves the right to edit your work for publication, which may include clarity, grammatical correctness, typography, or cohesion. We will try to provide feedback and work with you rather than a flat reject if time permits and we aren’t drowning in submissions.

Copyright Policy
The PUBLISHER, Forty-Two Books, will hold exclusive publishing rights for the STORY for twelve (12) months from the date of publication of the COLLECTION. After that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the AUTHOR, but the publisher will retain distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology. The author agrees not to publish any portion of the work, or the work in full elsewhere during the above-referenced twelve (12) month period without prior authorization from the publisher. Forty-Two Books may distribute the collection in digital and/or print versions and/or similar other formats that may become available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as other portals that become available, including but not limited to the publisher’s own purchasing portal.

As a small micro-press, all authors accepted for publication will be paid a small token fee per story which will be outlined in author contract. Each poem accepted for publication will meet a payout of $25 USD. Each author will receive a complimentary copy of the volume in which they are published.

Author Contact Information
If accepted for publication you will be required to sign a publishing contract which includes: email, mailing address, name/pen name, and a bio to be included in the anthology. Only the bio and name requested will be printed.

Please contact the editor, Daniel Cureton, at [email protected]

How to Submit
The deadline for submissions for 2019 is July 15. Please submit using our submission form. After you submit, you will receive a submission receipt email. You can expect a response within three month’s time after the deadline about your submission. Manuscripts should be in standard manuscript format with 1″ margins,

Via: Forty Two Books.


July 15, 2019