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Please come back in September for a list of those accepted.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JULY 15TH!!

submit to ceehamm@gmail.com

Like a Fat Gold Watch: I am collecting an anthology of works that celebrate Sylvia Plath’s life and work, but do not fetishize her suicide and death. Please submit your poems/texts/art about Sylvia Plath for an anthology to come out in Fall of 2011. All poems/stories/images must be either a response to her work, or her life, with one caveat — they cannot be about death or suicide. Work will be looked at more favorably if it responds to, for example, The Bee Poems, rather than “Daddy” or “Lady Lazarus”. The book will be published through Fat Gold Watch Press. Authors will get reduced price copies.

Please send three to five poems, one esssay or one short story, as either an rtf or doc attachment.  Send images (black and white) as lower res jpgs.  For the subject heading, please write, Sylvia and your name. For the cover letter, please include a short bio — 150 words or less, and describe how your texts/imgaes are a response to her work or life. If there’s a particular poem you are responding to, please tell me its name. Submissions are due July 15, 2010, and you should hear back by September 15. I am also considering essays, shorter than ten pages (double spaced), and black and white artwork.

The anthology will not be published if there is an insufficient amount of submissions.

Send submissions to: ceehamm@gmail.com.

You might already know this information, or it might be new to you.   When Plath died, she left a completely finished manuscript copy of Ariel on her desk.   The poems were ordered, finished and paginated.  After Plath’s death, I mean the day after, Hughes took that copy and edited it to his liking before submitting it to a publisher.  A lot has been written about why he made the changes he did, but the fact is, he cut out several pieces, and he ordered the poems so that Edge, arguably her most “deadly” poem, was the final piece.   If you really want to read Ariel as Plath intended, you must read the restored edition published by Harper  Collins in 2004.

Call for submissions

March 2, 2010

Fat Gold Watch

Fat Gold Watch Press Logo

Like a Fat Gold Watch: I am collecting an anthology of poems and more that celebrate Sylvia Plath’s life and work, but do not fetishize her suicide and death. Please submit your poems about Sylvia Plath for an anthology to come out in Fall of 2011. All poems must be either a response to her work, or her life, with one caveat — they cannot be about death or suicide. Work will be looked at more favorably if it responds to, for example, The Bee Poems, rather than “Daddy” or “Lady Lazarus”. The book will be published through Fat Gold Watch Press. Authors will get reduced price copies.

Please send three to five poems as either an rtf or doc attachment. I cannot accept docx. For the subject heading, please write, Sylvia poems, your name. For the cover letter, please include a short bio — 150 words or less, and describe how your poems are a response to her work or life. If there’s a particular poem you are responding to, please tell me its name. Submissions are due July 15, 2010, and you should hear back by September 15. I am also considering essays, shorter than ten pages (double spaced), and black and white artwork.

The anthology will not be published if there is an insufficient amount of submissions.

Send submissions to: ceehamm@gmail.com.