In honor of National Poetry Month, April 2014, Durham Editing and E-books will be compiling our second poetry anthology. We accept poems from writers of all experience levels.

Our goal is to help independent authors increase their audiences. We have found that one of the best ways to reach new readers is to work with other independent writers. Our aim is to compile a collection that will appeal to a wide variety of readers. To do this, we ask that pieces not contain or describe any obscene, vulgar, offensive, profane, provocative or otherwise inappropriate material. They should also not defame, libel, or slander any person or entity. Stories must be original to the person submitting the piece and should not violate the rights of any other person or company.

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Submission Guidelines:

  • Deadline is March 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Submissions should be submitted via email to
  • This collection is open to writers over age 18 with any experience level.
  • There is no set theme for this collection.  We are looking for exceptional writing by exceptional writers.
  • Each author may submit up to five pieces total.  (Fiction and nonfiction accepted.) Please include each submission in a separate document (file name: YOUR NAME-Piece title).
  • Each poem should be less than 8 pages long.
  • Each author will also contribute a short bio for the collection. To maintain continuity, we reserve the right to rewrite bios to fit within a consistent length and point-of-view for this collection while using the information in the bio provided (approximately 250 words in length, third-person point-of-view). Please include this bio in a separate document along with your submission (file name: YOUR NAME-Bio).
  • Each author needs to include a written answer to the following: What part do emotions play in your poetry? Answers should be 100-1000 words. Please include this in a separate document along with your submission (file name: YOUR NAME-Guiding Question).
  • Each author may include up to four links to social media or websites where readers may connect with her in the future. Please do not include email addresses. Please include these in a separate document with your submission (file name: YOUR NAME-Social Media).
  • All submissions may be sent in one email. In the email, please include your name and a little about you. Please also include any information that might be helpful in understanding your pieces (i.e. background on the selection if applicable).
  • Each submission must include the following acknowledgement and agreement to the terms and conditions of publication in this collection. Please copy and paste and fill out completely.

2014 Poetry Anthology- Words of Fire and Ice

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Terms of Agreement: All contributors must be 18 years of age or older. Contributors may submit original work only. If plagiarism is found, submissions will be excluded and original authors will be notified if applicable. Furthermore, Durham Editing and E-books and all other contributors will be in no way implicated or involved in the plagiaristic act. Submission to or acceptance of individual or multiple submissions implicates absolutely no financial agreement between participants and Durham Editing and E-books. Submission to or publication in the Durham Editing and E-books 2014 Poetry Anthology- Words of Fire and Ice does not establish or precede a publishing contract between this company and any participants. By submitting written works for consideration, authors grant Durham Editing and E-books one-time rights to publish any submitted written work, About the Author information, submitted social media/website links, and answers to any questions requiring written responses asked as part of the submission process in the 2014 Durham Editing and E-books Poetry Anthology- Words of Fire and Ice in the digital/print/audio versions of the 2014 Poetry Anthology- Words of Fire and Ice.  Author retains all official rights to submissions and may submit/print/publish/distribute submitted pieces in any way they choose outside this collection. All entries may be proofread or edited for clarity and any/all spelling or grammatical errors corrected, unless such errors were deliberate on the part of the author. No cash or material prizes are rewarded for submissions. There is no charge for submission, and no purchase is required. Electronic copies will be offered free of charge via coupon codes to an online e-book vendor at various times throughout the year, and coupon codes may be awarded as prizes during future contests and promotions. Contributing authors may share these codes with their friends, family, and social media followers. Generally these coupon codes are made available through Print books will also be available for purchase. All accepted entries may be used in promotional purposes related specifically to and limited by the 2014 Durham Editing and E-books Poetry Anthology- Words of Fire and Ice.

We look forward to working with you!

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