1. Both published and
unpublished poets who live in or have a substantial connection with
Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, or North and South Carolina, are invited to submit
poetry for consideration.
Poets may submit up to five entries with the accompanying fee for
each submission. All submissions must be original, unpublished
under consideration by another publisher. All submissions should convey
some aspect of the theme.
Although poems of 32 lines or less are preferred,
longer poems receive full consideration. There are no restrictions on
genre or form. All poems must be titled.
To confirm receipt of submissions, please include a self-addressed,
stamped postcard listing the titles of the submissions and the line:
"Poems and fees received." No other SASE required. All
communication will be digital.
5. To ensure efficiency, please send submissions and bios both
electronically (email) and in a hard copy. The hard copy will tell me
how you want the poem to appear in the book (centered, right or left
justified, etc.). Please do not “format” the
electronic copy even if it looks perfectly awful.
a) by email - either in the email body or as a Word (2003)
or WordPerfect document attachment. Please put Poetry Submission in the
subject line of the email. Do not format this entry, i.e. keep all lines
flush left, no centering, no tabs, no indents, etc. Send to
Submit one copy of each
poem on a separate sheet of paper, in the form you would like it to
appear—with your name, complete address with ZIP code, phone number
and email address in the upper right-hand corner. A check for the
registration fee(s) should accompany the hard copy submissions. Email
submissions will be considered only when the hard copy and fee is in
hand. Authors will be notified when hard copies have been received.
Please include a brief
(100-150 word) biography.
Contracts will be issued to poets whose poems are selected for
inclusion in the volume. Publisher copyrights published work. Poets
retain all rights to their work.
7. Payment: Poets receive one copy of the publication and
share in an aggregate royalty of 10 percent of retail book sales,
computed one year after publication. Since royalties have been
historically miniscule, Live Wire Press gives a donation of the
aggregate royalty to the Library of Virginia. A personal receipt for
royalty earned is available upon request one year after publication.
Poets receive a pre-publication discount of 25% and a reduced
post-publication discount of 12.5% towards purchase of additional
will not be returned; poets should keep copies of all poetry submitted.
9. There is a $5 registration fee for each
10. Mail your
submission packet with fees (check or money order - please do not send
cash); Mailing address will be available upon receipt of
Any poet who has ever been published in The Poet's Domain is
eligible to enter regardless of current place of residence.
*Any person who is a member of The Poetry Society of Virginia
regardless of place of residence, is eligible to enter. Contact :