Call for Submissions

Patty Paine and Law Alsobrook of Diode Editions are editing a poetry anthology to be launched at the 2021 AWP conference in Kansas City, Missouri.



Patty Paine, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Diode Editions and Diode Poetry Journal, has been collecting old photos and negatives for 15 years and recently began posting these recovered images on Instagram. She has also used some of the vintage negatives as the basis of an experimental photography art project that is also posted on Instagram.


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:



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


The submission deadline is September 15, 2020.


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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