Banish the Blues – Get Yourself Published!

My friend Richard is putting together a poetry book to raise money for charity, and is putting out a last call for contributions! Entry is completely free. So #banishtheblues , dust off a couple of poems, contribute to a good cause, AND be able to state that you are now published. You can’t go wrong!

(I’ve also submitted a couple of mine, so we could be book-buddies! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I’ve copied below the key rules:

1. All poems must be the author’s own work, please donโ€™t submit something that isnโ€™t yours.

2. Poems are welcome from anyone, anywhere in the world.

3. Please submit no more than two poems

4. Submitted poems must be in arial font in a format free word document. If you are unable to do such then just paste the poems into the body of your email.

5. Poems on any subject and theme are welcome, however sexually explicit poetry and poems with extreme bad language will not be considered.

6. Poems should be no longer than 400 words approx.

7. Previously published poems can be submitted as long as the writer holds the copyright.

8. When submitting poems please include your full name for inclusion in the bookโ€™s contents.

9. Email your poems to

10. If I receive more poems than I can fit in a reasonably sized book then I shall do one of two things. Firstly I shall endeavour to put at least one of each contributors poems in the book, failing that if there are too many poems I will select my favourites and publish those.

11. The book will be published via Lulu the online publishers.

12. Closing date for submissions is 31 January 2017



30 thoughts on “Banish the Blues – Get Yourself Published!

  1. What a lovely gesture! My sci fi writing group has put out anthologies for the past several years benefitting Doctors Without Borders…we’ve donated thousands of dollars to them (all earned income; none of us get a penny personally). We feel great to be able to do some good and get our stories out there at the same time. Win-win!

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        • Hi Vashti, I’m still writing… I just stepped off the WP carousel I guess while I work out what to do next. Work has been time consuming and drains much of that creative energy…but it hasn’t dimmed it completely ๐Ÿ™‚

          I was even tempted to make a comeback for one of the Apr challenges… So you never know!

          Thank you for thinking of me โค

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          • I’m glad to hear you’re okay. I know what you mean about work. I’m trying to finish the last touches on my book, The Fall of Lilith to see if I can finally publish it before Summer. It’s been taking a lot of my time but it’s about time I publish this book. I’m happy to hear from you. I hope you get everything squared away and come back to WP land. I’m sure I’m not the only one that misses your extraordinary posts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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