Seeking Poetry Submissions! “Poetry for Change” benefits Foodbank

The Poet’s Haven, in collaboration with The Love Initiative, is seeking poetry submissions inspired by The Love Initiative statement:

“The world doesn’t change in one big sweeping moment.
It is a continual journey.
Humanity’s awakening.
This journey starts not with thousands but with one.
The world of one person can change in an instant.
It just takes a minute.
This is that minute.”

These poems will be published by The Poet’s Haven as a chapbook titled “Vending Machine: Poetry for Change,” and will be given FREE to all who donate non-perishable food items at the Saturday Night With The Poet’s Haven event on November 20, 2010 at Angel Falls in Akron, Ohio. This project is part of the Love Initiative’s regional “Music for Meals” holiday food drive.

Submission Guidelines:

– Poems must be no longer than 60 lines. Poems 30 lines or less are preferred.

– Deadline for submissions is November 7, 2010.

– E-mail submissions to VendingMachine [at]

– As this is part of a charity project to benefit the Akron-Canton Foodbank, we are unfortunately unable to provide contributors’ copies.

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Additional notes (aka the fine print): While The Poet’s Haven is publishing this chapbook/zine, this project is separate from the galleries. Submissions for this publication MUST be made to the above listed e-mail address, NOT to the online galleries. 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. The Poet’s Haven retains the right to republish this material at a later date (IE: next year) as a free e-book download. Space is limited, and not every submission will be published.