Friday, 21 March 2008

Poetry Anthology: deadline 15 May



An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry

Edited by Mona Fertig and Harold Rhenisch


Postdated May 15th 2008


Summer 2008 Publication:

Book Launche(s) Fall 2008

- Open to all poets living in B.C.

- Send 1- 3 of your best unpublished poems, max 62 lines a poem.

- Include your name on each page.

- No entries will be returned.

- Email submissions accepted: send as attachment (Word, Appleworks,

.rtf, or Pages)

Confirmation email will be sent. EMAIL:

- For SNAIL MAIL submissions, enclose a SASE for reply.

- Include 100 (max) word bio and 300 word statement (max) on your

- Include a covering letter with full address, postal code, name,

phone number and email address.

- Copyright remains with the poet.

Not since 1977, the year Western Windows; A Comparative Anthology of

Poetry in British

Columbia edited by Patricia M. Ellis - CommCept Publishing, and New:

West Coast; 72 contemporary

british columbia poets, edited by Fred Candelaria - Intermedia Press

was published, has there been a

comprehensive anthology of B.C. poetry. We will address the long

absence of an anthology in B.C. by

gathering poetry's presence here on the edge of Canada. ROCKSALT will

feature new and previously

unpublished poems as well as each poet's statement on poetry or

poetics. It will be varied, inclusive,

and transformative.


Mona Fertig edited A Labour of Love, an anthology of poetry on

pregnancy and childbirth, published

in 1990 by Polestar Press, and has published many books of poetry.

She runs the new Mother Tongue

Publishing company and has been active in the west coast literary

scene since 1972.

Harold Rhenisch is the author of twenty-one books, including the

George Ryga Award-winning "The

Wolves at Evelyn:", a past winner of the ARC Poem of the Year Prize,

and the winner of The Malahat

Review Long Poem Prize for both 2005 and 2007. His new book is


to Open Water: Poems New & Selected.

MAIL: Editors, ROCKSALT- 290 Fulford-Ganges Rd. Salt Spring Island

B.C. V8K