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Open Submissions Call – Dedalus Press – LOCAL WONDERS: Poems from Our Immediate Surrounds


Dedalus Press as we’re currently accepting submissions for a new anthology, Local Wonders: Poems of our Immediate Surrounds

Submission Deadline: 30 August, 2021

Entry Fee: No entry fee

The pandemic has had enormous and widespread effects on how we live our lives. It has challenged us like no other collective experience in our lifetimes, and many of the changes it has brought about have yet to be fully felt or understood.

It has also caused many of us to look again at the things we value, at what brings us hope, comfort, diversion, joy and consolation. It has gifted us a new awareness of the world of our immediate surrounds.

To recognise and celebrate this renewed interest in the local, the near-to-hand, and the within-reach, Dedalus Press will publish an anthology of Irish poetry entitled Local Wonders, drawn from the wide community of Irish and Irish-based voices, presenting poems written since the early months of 2020 to date — not so much a diary of the pandemic as a handbook of the things, places and activities that have sustained us throughout.

Please submit up to three poems, not longer than 60 lines each.

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