Anthology

Second Call For Submissions

 

We've extended the timeline! Our submissions are open through September 15th, 2021.

About

The anthology is edited by Patty Paine, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Diode Editions and Diode Poetry Journal, and Law Alsobrook, Editor and Art Director of Diode Editions. the Diode anthology is to be launched in March 2022, coinciding with the 2022 AWP conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Paine has been collecting old photos and negatives for 15 years and recently began posting these recovered images on Instagram in the collection titled "Negative Recovery Project." She has also used some of the vintage negatives as the basis of an experimental photography art project that is also posted on Instagram titled "Wrecked Archive."

 

For the Diode anthology, poets have selected a photo (or photos) from either, or both, of these collections to use as a poetry prompt (or prompts). In the printed anthology, poems are to appear with the photo that is its source of inspiration. Contributors are to receive two contributor copies. Additionally, ten select poems from the anthology are to be published as individual limited edition broadsides.

Guidelines

 

For this anthology poets are asked to select a photo (or photos) from either, or both, collections to use as a poetry prompt (or prompts).

 

The photos can be found on Instagram here:

@negative_recovery_project

@wrecked.archive

Interested poets should email 1-3 poems with a copy of the photo (a screen cap will work just fine) to:

 

diodeanthology@gmail.com

 

The second call submission deadline is September 15, 2021.

 

The selected poem will appear with the photo that was its source of inspiration. If your work is accepted, you will receive two contributor copies. Additionally, ten poems from the anthology will be selected to be published as individual limited edition broadsides.

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From @negative_recovery_project

Paine has been collecting old photos and negatives for 15 years and recently began posting these recovered images on Instagram.

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From @wrecked.archive

For this anthology, poets are asked to use photography from either collection as a poetry prompt (or prompts).