We are now accepting and considering poems for publication in Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander. We welcome submissions from poets of all generations, backgrounds and nations. We seek to display the diversity of poets united for justice.
Poetry will be considered for publication that addresses any of the following themes:
- The Case of Trayvon Martin
- The Case of Marissa Alexander
- Institutional Racism
- Domestic Violence
- Vigilante Racism
- Black/Latino Relations
- People of Color Solidarity
- Legacy of Lynching
- Police Misconduct/Brutality
- Black Feminism
- Women of Color Solidarity
We are looking for poems that exhibit a command of the craft as well as content.
- 1 Poem per Poet
- The poem must be no more than 2 pages long
- Each poem must be submitted via email to StandOurGroundBook@gmail.com. Place the poem in the body of the email AND attach it as a Microsoft Word document. 12 point font: Times New Roman, standard margins.
- All poems MUST be emailed BEFORE midnight on July 31, 2012
- Please include a short bio no more than 3 sentences long. Your contact info should include your name, mailing address, email and phone number.
Our goal is to have the book published by November 2012. Published poets will receive a complimentary copy of the book once it is published.
For queries/ submissions: StandOurGroundBook@gmail.com