Welcome to Green Fields – an anthology of poems celebrating the music festival.

Submissions are now invited for this exciting new collection due for publication by Maytree Press in Spring 2020. Edited by poet, Nick Allen and David Coldwell.

Whether you are inspired by the music, art, nature or simply the wild abandonment of loosing yourself in the freedom of a music festival, we want to hear from you. From abandoned fields, mysterious lay lines, the haze of Woodstock, sunsets over Glastonbury,  to the joy of star filled skies and camp fire songs, we’re confident that you’ll find inspiration to join us on this journey.

Your poem should be no longer than 30 lines (not including line breaks and title).

Previously published poems are accepted so long as there are no restrictions to publishing rights, etc. Please confirm this with your submission. We are unable to offer any payment for any of the poems.

Please submit up to three poems as a Word attachment to thepoetryvillage@gmail.com

Please title your submission as Green Fields Submission.

You have up to the 30 December 2019 to submit. I’m sorry but we are unable to consider submissions following this date and your work will go unread.

All successful poets will be notified by the 28 February 2020. If you have not heard from us by this date then you can assume your poem has not been selected for the collection and is now free to submit elsewhere. A full list of selected poets will be published on the Poetry Village site.

Each poet featured in the collection will receive one free copy (subject to payment of postage and packing) and will be offered the opportunity to read their poem at a special launch event planned for early summer – more news on this later. Unfortunately we are unable to cover any expenses incurred.

Featured poets will be able to purchase additional copies of the anthology at a discounted price.

Entry is free but we do welcome your donations – if you can afford £2.00 we would be very grateful, simply press the PayPal button and follow the instructions. Please also take a look at our shop and consider buying a Maytree Press title.

Good luck and we look forward to reading your poems.

Nick and David.

 

A little about our editors…

Nick Allen

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Last year Nick was twice runner-up in international poetry competitions and was highly commended in the OWF Otley ‘wildlife’ competition. His first pamphlet, the necessary line, was published by Half Moon Books in October 2017. His first collection, the riding, was published in August 2019 also by Half Moon Books. His collaboration with artist, Myles Linley, between two rivers, was published as a limited edition pamphlet by Maytree Press in September 2019. He talks to poets in darkened rooms at the back of pubs and sometimes feels enlightened.

You can find out more about Nick’s work here

 

David Coldwell

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David is an artist and writer based in the village of Marsden, West Yorkshire. He created The Poetry Village (initially as a community project) back in 2016 before expanding the idea in 2017 to incorporate on-line publishing and live events. 2019 saw the launch of Maytree Press, where David works as resident editor, artist and designer. The Poetry Village is a non-profit organisation working to promote poetry and literary events. You can find out more about David here.