Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Editor's Notes: PP Press

On the Remembrance Day of 2013, exactly one year
 after the establishment of Poetry Pacific,
we launched our official (temporary) site for our publishing house called PP Press. 
Here is our logo as well as the web address:



On January 16, 2014, we released our first collection for this year, titled
A Seashell in the Centuries by the internationally recognized Macedonian poet
Risto Lazarov, which is available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/risto-lazarov/a-seashell-
anchored-in-the-centuries/paperback/product-21402829.html


here is our open call for manuscript submissions

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

WARRANTY & AGREEMENT

By submitting to Poetry Pacific Press (PP Press),
the submitter warrants that s/he alone 
has created the work s/he is submitting and
 that s/he owns all rights to it. The submitter will indemnify 
and hold PP Press and its staff harmless from and 
against any and all loss, damage, costs and other expenses
arising out of claims, whatever their nature, resulting directly
 or indirectly from breach of this warranty. 
At the same time, the submitter/contributor agrees that 
PP Press can use part or all of his/her accepted material, 
including responses to PP's interview questions, on its Facebook 
and/or other similar social networking vehicles for promotional purposes.
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* We read poetry manuscripts year round on a rolling basis;

* Simultaneous submissions are welcome insofar as you give us notification
when your manuscript is accepted elsewhere;

* For full-length collections, we normally print 80 - 120 pages of poetry;
for short collections, 50 - 79 pages of poetry;
for chapbooks, 30 - 49 pages of poetry;

*  Once accepted, it is the author's responsibility to solicit blurbs,
artwork for both the cover and back cover pages, proofread/copy-edit
the manuscript, and make it print-ready,
with the coverart, the 'Table of Contents,' the 'Acknowledgment,'
and/or the 'Introduction,' if any, although we may try to help in the process;

* Our response-time is 3 - 6 months: since we never give anyone
any 'rejection notice,' please feel free to do whatever you want to
with your submission if you do not get any response/acceptance
from PP Press within 6 months after you send it over to us.
In other words: only those accepted will get a reply;

* By publishing your work, we buy certain rights;

* Neither inquiry nor proposal is necessary - please send your manuscript together
with your literary cv to the following address:

8033 Osler Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada  V6P 4E3

* We charge no reading fee as a rule; however, if you choose to send
your manuscript via email (to editors.pp@gmail.com), we require you
to pay a manuscript handling fee of
$25 CAD/USD, payable to Mike Yuan or via paypal (to yuans@shaw.ca);

[please note that we charge no reading fee
for any poetry submissions to our e.journal Poetry Pacific,
which can be made via email to editors.pp@gmail.com year round] 

* Many thanks for your interest in and support of PP Press & Gooooodluuuuck!
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SPECIAL CALL 

FOR POETRY SUBMISSION TO 

CANATEEN POETRY



In our upcoming summer issue, 
we will feature a group of poems written by Canadian teens 
to promote interest in poetry among Canadian teenagers or high school students.
In addition to those listed under our normal guidelines,
here are a few more things to note: 
Title: Canateen Poetry: A Special Collection 
Date of Release: August 5, 2014.
Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2014.


Qualification: Any teenager studying or living in Canada
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

WARRANTY & AGREEMENT 

By submitting to PP, the submitter warrants that 
s/he alone has created the work s/he is submitting and that 
s/he owns all rights to it. The submitter will indemnify and 
hold PP and its staff harmless from and against any and all loss,
 damage, costs and other expenses arising out of claims, 
whatever their nature, resulting directly or indirectly 
from breach of this warranty. At the same time, 
the submitter/contributor agrees that PP can use 
part or all of his/her accepted material, including responses 
to PP's interview questions, on its Facebook and/or 
other similar social networking vehicles for promotional purposes.

* All poetic and photographic works are carefully read/viewed 
year round on a rolling basis for PP's spring, summer, autumn or winter issue, 
to be released respectively on 5 May, August, November and February;

* No author information in your submission please, except your name, 
and email address (which we will include in your bionote 
upon acceptance/posting unless you tell us not to do so)  
- we follow a blind submission policy, 
and will ask you for a brief 3rd-person bionote upon acceptance;

* Multiple and simultaneous submissions, as well as previously published work, 
are all equally welcome insofar as you still hold the copy/publishing rights;

* Although we wish to pay our poets and buy certain rights from them,
 there is no money exchange involved, at least not for now, 
except a genuine shared love for art and wisdom;

* Please send up to 5 of your best shorter poems each time 
by pasting them all within the body of your email,
to editors.pp@gmail.com
or visual artworks as individually separate attachments. 
Before acceptence, we will NOT open any attachments/files
 for virus/spam-related concerns, but we may ask you 
to send the accepted work as an attachment;

*  Please feel welcome to send us a query if, for instance, 
your accepted work does not appear as scheduled;

* All submitted poems or responses to interviews may be posted on our facebook 
or other networking vehicles for promotional purposes;

* Our response-time is 6-8 weeks at latest, usually shorter than 3 weeks: 
since we never give anyone any 'rejection notice,' please feel free 
to do whatever you want to with your submission
 if you do not get any response/acceptance from PP within 60 days
 after you send it over to us. In other words: 
only those accepted will get a reply. 
- Many thanks for your kind support of PP & Gooooodluuuuck!


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