Sundress Publications “Dogs and Poetry” Anthology
Deadline July 1 (must be received by this date). Sundress Publications, an independent literary press that sponsors the "Best of the Net" awards, seeks poetry submissions for their forthcoming anthology The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry, to be edited by Ruth Awad and Rachel Mennies. Previously published work is eligible if you own the rights. Send 3-5 poems in a single PDF or MS Word .docx attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may include an optional short (maximum 500 words) essay that considers their personal relationship to the anthology’s subject matter. The anthology will include these essays alongside chosen poems for each author. Editors say, "This collection will examine both the routine and the unexpected lives we've built with our dogs, exploring wildness and domestication, boundaries and freedom, rescue, and grief through poetry centered on the complicated, expansive dog-poet connection. This call takes particular interest in voices and histories not usually centered in this conversation, particularly those that consider the role of the dog-poet bond in relation to disability, queerness, race, gender, age, and more. Please feel free to interpret the themes of the anthology widely: however best fits you, your work, and your relationship to dogs."
Published: May 27, 2019