Vallejo Poetry Chapbook: Verses, Voices, & Visions of Vallejo
Dear poets connected to the Vallejo scene,
I hope to use my time as laureate to lift up the voices of the many other talented Vallejo poets. It is my goal to publish a chapbook entitled Verses, Voices, & Visions of Vallejo which will feature poets of all ages who are connected to Vallejo, and to celebrate this wonderful city, her events, her people, and her places. Proceeds will be donated to a non-profit and reprint rights will remain with the individual authors, so if you’re a local poet, please write about something in Vallejo.
In the coming year, please send me your poems that celebrate our city, its rich history, its beautiful diversity, and its many joyous events. Bookmark this link for all the details: poetryebook.com/vallejo-poetry-chapbook/
Send this to other local poets, as I’d like to feature many talented artists in this chapbook who either live in, grew up in, or perform their poetry in Vallejo.
D.L. Lang – 2nd Vallejo Poet Laureate
Vallejo Poetry Chapbook Submission Requirements
We want to publish you in a Vallejo Poetry Chapbook!
Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo
Our 2nd Vallejo Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang, is seeking poetry submissions to be included in a chapbook, celebrating Vallejo to be released in April 2019. All proceeds will benefit a local non-profit to be determined.
Requirements: 1) Poets of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities encouraged to submit. Poets under 18 must have parent or guardian’s permission.
2) This book celebrates the people, places, and poets of Vallejo, California. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: historical events, your favorite place in town, a community that you’re involved in, or your experience of a local festival/event. Let’s tell the world about our beautiful city!
3) Previously unpublished poems preferred. If previously published, secure permission for reprint before submission, and note name of publication with submission so that credit can be given. Prior social media post, personal blog, or performance does not count as previous publication for the purposes of this chapbook. Reprint rights revert to poet upon publication.
4) Editor will fix minor punctuation or obvious spelling errors, so don’t sweat it, just submit! Poems will otherwise be published as-is to preserve each poet’s style.
5) Accepted poets will receive 1 free copy of the chapbook and an opportunity to read their poem in front of an audience upon publication. No monetary compensation. Only bragging rights. Any financial proceeds from book sales will be given to a local non-profit to benefit the Vallejo community.
Paste up to three (3) poems, short author bio, and contact information in body of email addressed to:
SUBMISSIONS DUE JUNE 30TH, 2018