If you’ve already submitted your postcard poems and/or artwork for the 56 Days of August anthology, thank you! If you’ve been thinking that you’ll submit them soon, your time has come!
Submissions will close on Tuesday, November 1, at 11:59pm Pacific. Late submissions will not be viewed or considered.
The editors hope to have selections finalized and notifications sent out around January 20, 2017.
To submit your work, you’ll find the guidelines, directions and submission forms on the Submit Poetry Here and Submit Artwork Here pages.
Thanks for postcarding…and thanks for letting us consider your work for the 56 Days anthology.
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Okay, recipe you procrastinators — yes, pharmacy you! — we’re moving into the countdown phase for the 56 Days of August anthology. If you’ve been contemplating submitting poems or original postcard artwork, YES, you should! If you’ve been thinking you’d like to submit poems, but they need a little tweaking, get busy!
Since our last post on October 5, we have received submissions of 116 more poems, for a total of 241, and 27 more artworks, for a total of 73.
The editors are firm in their belief that this volume should represent the highest quality in both poetry and art. That means submitting is no guarantee of acceptance, but we hope it gives you some incentive to submit your very best!
To submit poems, go to the Submit Poetry Here page and read and follow the instructions very carefully. To submit artwork, go to the Submit Artwork Here page and read and follow the instructions very carefully.
If you have questions about any aspect of the process, ask now! Leave a Comment or email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will be open until November 1, 2016.
Here’s a quick update on submissions to the 56 Days of August anthology. Since our last post on September 20, we have received submissions of 28 more poems, for a total of 125, and 13 more artworks, for a total of 46.
Submissions will be open until November 1, 2016, but we know that October is a very busy month and sometimes things can slip your mind. Send your work soon!
As we’ve said before, please read and follow the guidelines for Poetry and/or Artwork and if you have questions, leave a Comment and we’ll do our best to answer.
When you mark each day with a poem and a postcard, August races by: suddenly it’s the 31st. But the end of the August Poetry Postcard Fest is not necessarily as crisp as you might think.
Yes, some people write and mail their 31 postcard poems and that’s that. But a lot of people miss a day here and there and still have un-postcarded names on their list. If you’re one of the latter, don’t quit and don’t despair: keep writing! If you send those cards out this week or next, or the one after that, they will be just as appreciated as if they had arrived during August.
Still other APPF participants can’t give up the practice and keep sending “bonus” cards. Sometimes they go to postcarding connections from previous Fests, or to Facebook group friends, or even….to everyone on the list! If you’re a poet, the habit of writing a postcard-sized chunk of text each day can really improve your writing.
Whatever your progress with your 31 cards, we hope you will consider submitting poems and/or postcard art for the 56 Days of August anthology. The submission pages and guidelines are now posted — one for Artwork and one for Poetry. The instructions are fairly detailed, so please read and follow them carefully.
Please note: submissions are open to 2016 APPF participants only. You will need to provide your Brown Paper Tickets confirmation number when you submit your poems or artwork (you’re also asked to use your BPT number in naming your files). Registration was open July 4-17 and you would have received a confirmation email from Brown Paper Tickets during that time. Please check your inbox for that email and the confirmation number (it’s a long string of capital letters or letters and numbers). If you cannot locate your confirmation number, please contact APPF at email@example.com.
Submissions will be open September 1 through November 1, 2016. Since there’s no big rush, you may want to set your poems aside for a week or two, then go back and re-read them before making your decisions about what to submit. The editors regret that not all work submitted will be included. Please submit only your very best poems and/or artwork.