Daily Archives: August 8, 2013


Now seeking submissions for VENDING MACHINE vol.4!

VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change vol.4
The Poet’s Haven is seeking submissions inspired by the following quote:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

This is for the next “VENDING MACHINE” anthology that will be released at a special Stardust Poetry show on November 15th in conjunction with the Poetic Provisions food-drive. Patrons, poets, and other guests who donate to the food-drive will receive a copy of the book.

GUIDELINES:
  • POEM SUBMISSIONS MUST BE LESS THAN 60 LINES. Poems under 30 lines are recommended. Story and essay submissions must be under 500 words.
  • Submissions must be received by October 13th!
  • SUBMISSIONS MUST FIT THE THEME!!! If you can’t take the time to read the theme, we won’t waste time considering your work.
  • As this is a charity project to benefit the Poetic Provisions food-drive, we are unable to provide contributor copies. If sufficient copies remain after the release show, efforts will be made to get them into the hands of contributing authors who do not live in north-east Ohio that make a donation to their local foodbank.
  • Authors retain the right to have their submissions published elsewhere, as long as the other publishers do not require first-time or exclusive rights. Previously published material is acceptable though discouraged.

This anthology will also be published as a free e-book download in 2014.

Submissions should be e-mailed to:
VendingMachine[at]PoetsHaven.com

“VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change” is an annual anthology published by The Poet’s Haven and edited by T.M. Göttl and Vertigo Xavier. The book is not available for sale, but is instead offered in exchange for donations to the Poetic Provisions food-drive. To obtain a copy, bring a non-perishable food donation to the release show or to any Poet’s Haven event in December (while supplies last). Donations go first to the Canton Sunday Picnic, with any items they are not able to use going to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

This year’s VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change event will be held at the Stardust Poetry show on November 15th at Karma Cafe in Canton, Ohio.






World Cat Day, 2013 Bundle Offer


So, apparently, somebody somewhere declared today World Cat Day.  Tabitha would’ve disagreed, she would’ve said every day was Cat Day, then she would have demanded cheese from the refrigerator.  None the less, you can celebrate World Cat Day by picking up a copy of “The Poet’s Haven Digest: On Velvet Feet.”  This anthology features poetry, stories, and other creations about cats, starring cats, and possibly written by cats!  It includes work from Kristina England, Joshua Gage, Janet Garber, Alex Gildzen, Clarissa Jakobsons, Paul Kahle, Thomas Koron, Lori Ann Kusterbeck, Geoffrey A. Landis, Marc Mannheimer, Michael Gillan Maxwell, Rachel M. Newlon, Angela Nichols, Jen Pezzo, Tina Puckett, Lady Kathy Smith, Kevin Frederick Smith, Steven B. Smith, J.E. Stanley, Hannah Stevenson, Melissa Studdard, Mary A. Turzillo, and Vertigo Xi’an Xavier.




Or, if you’re behind on picking up Poet’s Haven books this year, you can now pick up the first eight books published in 2013 for a special reduced price with FREE SHIPPING!  This gets you the “On Velvet Feet” anthology, “Letter to 20″ by Alexis-Rueal, “Like Michelangelo Sorta Said” by Steve Brightman, “Back\words & For/words” by Lori Ann Kusterbeck, “Inside the Walls of a Blackened Book” by A.J. Huffman, “Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse” by Joshua Gage, “Universe Gone Dancing: A Manic Cosmology” by Mark S. Kuhar (with art by Sven Geier), and “It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change” by John Burroughs for only $42.00!  That’s like getting one book for free!