I wanted to share news with readers that the poetry press Unbound Content plans to release an anthology of poetry and prose focusing on the Jersey Shore. All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Here is more info about the submission process and the anthology:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Unbound Content is publishing an anthology (title TBD) celebrating the Jersey Shore. The book, edited by poet Joanie DiMartino, is expected to release in late 2013, and proceeds from the sale will be donated to ongoing restoration charities. We are looking for prose, poetry, and artwork inspired by your recollections and reimaginings of the Jersey Shore. The focus should be more on love than loss, but send your best work for consideration. No restrictions or length limit on submissions, within reason. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include JERSEY in the subject line.
Writers and artists do not need to be residents of New Jersey to submit work for consideration. Deadline for submissions is 3/31/2013.
Joanie DiMartino is the author of two collections of poetry, Licking the Spoon, (Finishing Line Press) and Strange Girls, (Little Red Tree Publishing). She is the director of the Hidden Treasures Poetry Series in downtown Mystic, CT, and hosts the Soup & Sonnets Literary Salon for women. Raised in southern New Jersey, she holds history degrees from both Rowan and Rutgers. She has fond memories of summers at the shore, and is a true Jersey Girl.