Call for Submissions

Poetry Anthology Celebrating Birds

Bart White and Eric Rounds, editors.

FootHills Publishing is seeking poems for an anthology to celebrate birds: their natural history, their place in nature and in the environment they share with humans. We are looking for poems with bird imagery, poems that tell bird stories, narrate personal experiences with birds, or explore how human cultures see birds. Send us your poem about the cardinal in the garden, the warbler on the trail, or the pigeons on the ledge outside the office window. We are also interested in poems inspired by the symbolic roles birds—owls, ravens, eagles, sparrows—play in literature and mythology.

Send one to three original, previously unpublished, poems. Maximum 34 lines each, including stanza breaks. Poems longer than 34 lines will not be considered.

Send poems by email attached as a .doc (or .docx or .txt only) as a SINGLE attachment of

1-3 poems.

Anonymous – Please, no identification on the attached poems; poems will be selected blindly. Do NOT put your name or any other identification on the poems. Label the attachment: “Submission – Your Full Name” and label your email subject likewise. Poems that contain poet identification will be ineligible and disqualified.

The body of the email must contain your contact information (name, mailing address, email), titles of your three poems, and a one-line bio note (max. 25 words).

Contributors will receive one contributor’s copy of the anthology and will be able to purchase additional copies at a 50% discount, plus shipping.