Through the generous Sponsorship of a KotaPress patron, we are proud to announce two KotaPress Anthology Contests for the year 2000. You don't need to get out your checkbook to enter this contest! There are no entry nor reading fees, no requirements for SASE, and more than one winner in each contest. And if you win, you get free copies of the book in which you are published. How in the world could you possibly pass this up???

The Anthology Contests for 2000 will run as follows:

Deadline Winners Announced Book Release
May 30 June 21/Summer Solstice Issue Sept 19/Fall Equinox Issue
Aug 30 Sept 19/Fall Equinox Issue Dec 21/Winter Solstice Issue

Submit 15 to 25 pages of original poetry. You must be the author. These pages should contain the poetry you'd like to see published in the Anthology.

We only take email submissions. Send email to with Word or RTF attachment of your works (please put your name on each page of the manuscript)-- OR you can cut & paste the text into the body of your email.

MUST put "Submission for Anthology" in the subject line of your email!

Please include a short author bio (25 to 75 words) in the body of your email ONLY-- do not include bio in attachments. This bio will be used in the Anthology if you are chosen.

For each contest, 5 to 7 authors will be published (each one getting 15 to 25 pages of poetry) in the resulting Anthology issue. Winning authors will be notified via email and will be announced in the KotaPress Online Poetry Journal. Winning authors will receive 14 copies of the perfect-bound, Anthology issue in which they are published as payment at the Book Release date.

We will accept previously published poetry as long as the previous publisher is given proper credit. This means you must make it CLEAR to us who we need to credit for which poems. You are responsible for giving us this information. We would prefer that you don't submit simultaneous works since our turn around time is reasonable.

If your works are chosen for the resulting Anthology book, we ask for one time print and electronic rights. We ask for the electronic right so that we can publicize the winners on our website. We ask for the print right so that we can publish your works in paper and ink in the Anthology. All rights revert back to the author once the Anthology is released, and we would appreciate proper credit if you publish those works elsewhere in the future. At this time, we have no plans to do second runs of the books; so once the initial run is sold, it's out of print.

Your works will ultimately be "judged" by our in-house editor, but will also be reviewed by an informal panel of poets prior to the final decision. We are of the belief that if your work is right for us, it's right for us. If not, then not. We do not believe that hiring an "academic" poet or "professionally deconstructionist" poet to judge would make any difference to the quality of your work. So you will not find us bragging here about who might read your poems. We are working artists just like you who wish to open another venue for publishing hard working artists. Period.


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