Are you a poet looking to get published?

My friend in poetry, Richard Archer, is compiling a collection of poetry for charity – Diverse Verse 3. I contributed to the book 2, and will be rustling up something for book 3 too – it would be great if you could join me!

Here’s how you can get involved and see your poem in print

All you need to do to be involved is to email a poem to the email address below and it will be considered for the book based on the following rules. Please note entry is free.

  • All poems must be the authors own work, please don’t submit something that isn’t yours.
  • Poems are welcome from anyone, anywhere in the world.
  • Please submit no more than one poem.
  • A submitted poem must be in arial font in a format free word document. If you are unable to do such then just paste your poem into the body of your email.
  • Poems on any subject and theme are welcome, however sexually explicit poetry and poems with extreme bad language will not be considered.
  • Poems should be no longer than 400 words approx.
  • Previously published poems can be submitted as long as the writer holds the copyright.
  • When submitting poems please include your full name for inclusion in the book’s contents, an alias is acceptable.
  • Email your poems to
  • The book will be published via Lulu the online publishers.
  • Closing date for submissions is 31st December 2017.
  • Anyone who is in the book will be notified after submissions close.
  • Poems that do not conform to the guidelines will be rejected automatically.
  • The copyright of any poem selected remains with the author.
  • Richard hopes to have the book out in 2018 by the spring at the latest; money raised from sales of the collection will go to Cancer Research UK.

Further details and links to the previous books can be found here

Happy writing!


This was me reading at the launch of Diverse Verse 2… just realised how often I wear this t-shirt to open mics!


62 thoughts on “Are you a poet looking to get published?

  1. Hi there Al, just saw this now whilst having a cosy Saturday breakfast.
    It sounds quite exciting and I am interested.
    Is it o.k. that I am Swedish living in England.? 😊 Poems are all in English.
    Will only send one as stated.

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  2. Greetings, Al. Thank you for sharing, as I love these collaborations of talent and for such a great cause. I found my way here via Marje, and I’m delighted to say I’m now following your blog as well.
    Wishing you a fabulous day. Cheers! 🙂

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  5. Thanks for supporting poets and giving them an opportunity. Thought I saw this post later than the deadline. I’m really interested in sending my bits of creation. Is there a way I can still send and be part of the future publications? Thanks in advance for taking your precious time.

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