The Polaris Trilogy 1 Guidelines

This is a Brick Street Poetry Inc. call, only for poets living in Continental Europe, Scandanavian Countries, Iceland, Greenland, and Africa, to submit poems for Volume One of our Polaris Trilogy Anthology. The three volumes of The Polaris Trilogy will be launched aboard the Space X flight scheduled to depart for the South Pole of the Earth’s Moon in 2023 where they will reside for millions of years as part of the Lunar Codex.

The window for submitting is short so act quickly. This is a unique opportunity. There is no cost to submit. Please read the guidelines thoroughly and follow them exactly. Double-check! If they are not followed exactly expect your entry to be discarded.

Guidelines

  1. Send only new, unpublished work. By submitting you are declaring that your submission is new, unpublished and was written by you.
  2. Preferred length is no more than one page. We will only rarely accept a poem that is more than one page long. The one-page limit includes your name and address, which should not be in a header. A poem in the epic form will be considered but only if it is exceptionally stellar. Ten pages max for an outstanding epic.
  3. All work should be in 12 point Times New Roman and attached as a Microsoft doc. or docx. Title in Bold, Not Underlined.
  4. You can send only one poem inspired by one or more of the three categories: Rock, Air, and Water. Please include the category name(s) in your submission in the subject line of your email. For example, if you are sending one inspired by Rock and Air then type Rock and Air in the subject line. Your poem should take the theme words as springboard to your poem. While you might choose to write a poem with a scientific bent about sedimentary rock, instead, a water poem might be about love, or an air poem might be about death. These words are essential parts of our planet. They provide concrete images that lead you to the meaning of your poem.
  5. How you approach these subjects is up to you. Your poem may be literal, metaphorical, magical, comical, etc. as long as it incorporates the subject in some way. Poems might be formal—traditional or innovative—. We encourage forms representative of indigenous cultures, as well as classical forms that are an accepted staple of world literature.(i.e., sonnet, ghazel, tanka, villanelle, elegy, etc.) Surprise us!
  6. We are happy to receive poems that are written in a poet’s native language, but an English translation must be included with your submission.
  7. You must include your home address in your submission. Please put it both in your email and at the beginning of your poem. An aim of this anthology is to present a global picture of Earth’s poetry. We will not be reading blind submissions. Quality is paramount but location is also a determining factor in acceptance.
  8. Send your submission to polaristrilogy1@gmail.com
  9. Submit by 11:59 pm EST, May 30, 2022
  10. Do not expect to hear from us unless your poem is accepted and don’t expect to hear soon. This is a worldwide project, and it could take all of 2022 before we will have final decisions made.