The Emma Press has launched an open call for love poems.
The Birmingham-based publisher is looking for romantic poems to include in The Emma Press Anthology of Love. The anthology will be edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright and published in January 2017. The deadline for submissions is 10th April 2016.
Publisher Emma Wright said: ‘So far, we’ve published erotic poems and didactic poems about seduction, and anthologies about parental love, the love of home and love within female friendships, but never an anthology of straightforward romantic love poems. Although the brief is simple, we’re hoping to get a wide range of approaches to the subject so we can assemble an anthology which captures modern attitudes to romance as well as something more enduring about the nature of love.’
The Emma Press Anthology of Love will be the fifteenth in the publisher’s series of themed, illustrated poetry anthologies, which has covered themes such as ageing, slow things, female friendship, homesickness and UK politics. Last month, the Emma Press published Mildly Erotic Verse, an expanded version of their very first poetry anthology from 2013.
Full details of submissions guidelines can be found on the Submissions page.