The Human Color is calling on you to speak out and submit your poetry to its first edition of Heritage, a poetry anthology about issues of race, identity, culture, and humanity.
We are launching Heritage with The Human Color itself as the creative prompt.
What is "The Human Color," and what does it mean to you? What kind of world does it
represent and how is this world similar or different to our present?
What are some hopeful signs that we are moving toward such a future, or
what are some present problems that indicate that such a move is necessary
and important? How do notions of race affect the way we view and treat one another, and
how can a universal symbol like The Human Color help change it for the better?
Please feel free to address some or all of these questions and use
them as an inspirational springboard to define The Human Color for yourself and for all of us. Also, please try to
avoid using the actual phrase "The Human Color" in your poem.
Your submitted poems must respond to and address the above prompt in order to be eligible. Please note that this is a themed anthology collection.
Please e-mail email@example.com including your:
Please attach your poem in a Microsoft Word .doc file or embed it in the body of your e-mail.
Submissions are FREE and there are no entry fees. There is no age limit and you do not need to be previously published in order to participate. You may submit previously published material as long as you still retain the rights to it. There is also no geographical limit, and you may submit poetry no matter where you reside. We request all poems to be in English or to have an English translation provided. We would love to print your poem in its original language alongside the English translation, so we encourage you to submit the non-English version too!
Selected contributors may be asked to record an audio recital of the poem as well as submit a headshot photo of themselves. Thus, all contributors are expected to be able to provide such material should they be selected.
Selected contributors will receive a free copy of the published anthology as well as a special lifetime discount on the anthology! This discount will especially help support those selected poets and artists who wish to resell the anthology as part of their repertoire of published works.