Postponed! Sorry for the
Water Forest Press in conjunction with
Skyline Publications announces
100 page POETRY COLLECTION BOOK
Submit BY MAIL, 3 of your BEST POEMS or PROSE -- keep your lines
short enough to fit onto a 5 inch wide page for best formatting
of a 5 x 8 perfect bound poetry book of 100 pages in creme or
white paper - your choice of color cover art. In other
words - no lines longer than in this sample below - Poetry
by Orania Hamilton (I published her poetry collection - see our
I will create for the winner a fabulous book - list it on
Skyline, Water Forest AND online bookstores. You
will receive a professionally written press release and book
review and whatever promotion I can give you! All FREE to
one talented winner. For a small entry fee of only $10.00
- YOU could be that winner, and be holding a wonderful book in
your hands by next spring.
OPTIMUM FORMAT: (give or take a FEW words) Width is limited.
Length does not matter as we can do a 2 page spread for long poems.
the wine that sweetens the lips.
Intoxicates the veins that warms
the soul from the vintage of its grapes
with joy shared by the love we give.
When touched by its magnificence,
one must always remember
that love is a passion,
imbued with majestic emotion.
Neath a velvet sky with shadows,
lonely nights and empty dawns,
angelic , moves like the moon.
Drifts softly like a gentle wind,
to encircle itself with our dreams,
so as to wipe away our tears.
Love is an enchanting madness
till all its music has been sung
and its notes chant on mountain tops
that fulfill eternal promise.
Poets must remain anonymous - even to me! I will be the
one reading the poetry - and I want to remain absolutely,
completely impartial. Submit using a PEN NAME that you have
never before used for any of Skyline Publications - a name known
only to you. (READ ALL SUBMISSION INFORMATION BELOW)
Type your THREE poems on one or more pages and include your pen
name on each page and on all correspondence.
Contest entry fee is $10.00 by money order, payable upon
submission to Skyline Publications. Remember, I cannot know who
you are. I won't even open your mail. A
third party will be our trustee, so I will not see envelope
return address or signature on money order. About
** Paypal credit card services - see information at the bottom
of this page.
The funds collected will help pay for production cost. My work is my contribution to the contest.
Those who know me, know that I run a contest every year that
pays large cash prizes, and I never charge entry fees.
However, due to the high cost of print, I must ask for an entry
fee for this Book Contest.
If we do not have enough entries by January or February, to pay
the bulk of book production, the contest will be cancelled and
everyone's original entry fee will be refunded to the name and address they provided.
As with all of our contests, poetry that is not selected for the
contest, will be considered for publication in one of our
quarterly print publications.
All poetry must be ORIGINAL. It may be previously
published elsewhere, as it's YOUR book! The winner will sign a publishing
contract, attesting to rights of ownership.
Please read our
By submitting to Water Forest Press Poetry Collection Book
Contest you attest that you are over 18 years of age, own all
rights to the material you submit and that all material is your
own original work.
That's it! Winner receives 6 free poetry books.
PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Mail 3 poems with your pen name on each page, along with a money
order for $10.00, payable to Skyline Publications, PO Box 295,
Stormville, NY 12582. Attn: CONTEST on the
bottom of your envelope. Include your real name and
contact address separately inside envelope for our trustee to
hold. **Include your PEN NAME on your contact information also,
so we know which poems are yours and know who to contact!
After judging, the winner will be contacted by mail, using the name and the return address provided. Email me with any questions - but remember - you
must remain anonymous.
Winner will be notified by mail, announced online and in Skyline Newsletter. Sign
Contest will end in January or February 2008. Good Luck to
all who enter !
Previous poetry contest winners of cash prizes. We also
had a short story contest in 2004.
you would prefer to use paypal credit card services for the $10.00
entry fee, you may use this link and email your poetry in confidence
to our editor: