The Poetry Pantry, independent and unaffiliated, is an international poetry anthology published annually or biannually by Poets United, an online poetry blog community. It is run entirely by its community participants under the guidance of its founder Robert Lloyd. The Poetry Pantry features poetry, prose and art submitted and approved by the members of Poets United.
Click the Anthology Image for a free pdf copy of our last anthology
As was the case with our first anthology we want to stress the fact that this endeavor is not meant for profit. This is intended only as an opportunity for our members to experience and share themselves in print with family and friends. Your creativity is what we wish to share. We will yet again keep the cost to an absolute minimum. Our last copy was set at the basic Lulu price of $7.50 (not including S&H). If we can get it cheaper we will but for now this will be our target. This means that Lulu sees nearly every penny of the book due to production costs save for about 27 cents. Again it is our goal that all of our members have the opportunity to see themselves in print however depending on the amount of submissions we receive we will determine if there will need to be a limit or cutoff point.
Our current proposed standards are as follows:
- You must be an active member of Poets United for 60 days or more prior to the submission deadline to qualify for consideration. We will check this as we had to do so last time because we received many random non member submissions. Our priority with this project is to our members.
- You may submit a minimum of two poems and a maximum of four to be considered by our panel for the anthology.
- Current proposed submission start and end period August 1st through October 15th.
- Current proposed print or publish date December 15th.