Motherhood Anthology - Call for submissions: Poetry

***Please note the correct email is motherhoodanthology (at)

I'm joining together with a photographer to create an anthology on motherhood. Our vision for this project is a coffeetable book that combines her images of women/motherhood with poems exploring that theme.

You are welcome to submit previously published poems as long as you hold the rights to them (just mention that they've been previously published in your email and where, so we're aware of it).

Here's the information and where to send your poems. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Elisha's website is also included in the call for submissions if you'd like to get an idea of what kind of photos will be featured with the poems.


What: Motherhood Anthology (Poetry/Photography)

Photographer Elisha Rain & poet/writer Kelli Russell Agodon are joining together to create an anthology that speaks to being a mother in this current world. We are looking for poems exploring all areas of pregnancy, birth, and any aspects of being a mother. We are very open to all motherhood content and themes, but want poems that are powerful, truthful, thought-provoking, and/or thoughtful.

Send no more than 4 poems cut & pasted into the text of the email to:

motherhoodanthology (at) -- replace (at) with @

Or you may mail your poems with an SASE to: Motherhood Anthology, PO Box 1524, Kingston, WA 98346

Please include bio, contact information, and a brief paragraph about your experience or thoughts on motherhood, your relationship to motherhood and how it's changed you (maybe you have chosen not to be a mother), how you balance your life as a poet and a mother, or some insight you've learned as a mother.

Previously published poems are welcome as long as you hold the rights to the poems.

We are currently querying publishers, so we are unsure what compensation will be, however our goal is monetary payment as well as a copy of the anthology.

For more information about the editors of this anthology, please feel free to visit their websites:

Elisha Rain, Photographer

Kelli Russell Agodon, Poetry Editor

Postmark deadline: October 31, 2007

Thank you for your interest in this project. Any questions or inquiries may also be addressed to the above email address.