Looking for poets - and maybe images!
for the 2010 Scars Publications Wall Calendar
We're looking for poets - and image - for the 2010 Scars Publications Wall Calendar.
See samples from past Scars Publications Poetry Wall Calendars at these web sites:
Or check out our call for entries for the 2010 Scars Publications Wall Calendar:
Poems need to be amazingly short (10 lines or fewer, because they cannot be long when sharing a page with an image). Send poems to the address and include the word CALENDAR in the subject line of the email. You can send as many really short poems as you would like. And if you want to send a PHTO, read the details below and submit an image that could potentially be a calendar month for the 2010 Scars Publications Wall Calendar.
Now, as for photos...
We were racking our brains trying to decide what types of images to use for the 2010 poetry wall calendar (where a full-bleed image is used, and where there is a solid plane of color we place a winning poem or two for the month), until someone suggested a calendar called "Sexy Poets 2010."
The premise is that poets would submit photos of themselves (and yes the phrase "Sexy Poets" can be interpreted in any way the poet sees fit, I mean, we don't have to be models to prove we're sexy...) along with poetry for consideration for inclusion in the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar.
So, we wanna try something new, if there is genuine interest in this plan. Here are the details:
Any poet is allowed to submit not only poetry (up to 20 lines max, but 10 lines or fewer is preferred) for consideration for the Scars Publications 2010 Poetry Wall Calendar. But this time, instead of using our own images for the calendar (12 images for the 12 months of the year), we would like Poet photographs, so we can call this "the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar."
Poets are allowed to submit photographs, fitting into these guidelines. Images must be:
72 dpi at 23.85" wide x 18.665" tall, or
150 dpi at 11.5" wide and 9.5" tall, or
300 dpi at 5.75" wide and 4.5" tall
If a poet submits vertical photos (since wall calendar images are horizontal in size), then (A) we may crop them to make them more horizontal, or (B) they may appear with another vertical photo of another poet if chosen for the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar (but because of printer requirements, they should at least be as large as one of the dimensions listed above).
Images can be either color or black and white, and they should be submitted to us as jpeg files (the higher the image quality and the larger the file, the better for printing in the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar)
And we'll say this only once: NOTHING pornographic in photography. (It's a guideline in our magazine publications; it's the same for the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar.)
We want the name of the poet with every image submitted. (We do not know if/how the poet name will appear in the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar, but we want to know who the poet is in every image submission.)
The poet photographed does not have to be you, either. (You can take the photo of another poet.) If it is a stock image of a poet, we will not only not use it, but also find you morally reprehensible for submitting a stock photo to us. (Note that the two bottom sample images on this page, of musician Michael Stipe and actor Charles Shaughnessy, are not stock images; we photographed them. These images are not "'stock photos," so we would consider them for the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar.
The photos do not have to literally be "sexy" photos of poets, they could be photos of a poet reading to an audience; it could be a mock photo of someone acting like they're trying to show off somehow for a photo. Because past calendar images are of various places around the world, photos could even be of poets near landmarks or buildings anywhere in the world (from California landmarks to the Grand Canyon to New York skyscrapers...). It can be any sort of creative photo (since poets are supposed to be creative, their photos can be too).
If you submit a photo, poetry should also be submitted for the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar (sorry, we say this because we don't want people just mailing us a ton of photos). If you are a poet that has been previously published through Scars Publications in the past, we can let this rule pass (since we know you're a writer with us)...
We have included a select few samples of poet photos on this page, to give ideas of art photos of a poet or poetry reading pictures. Some of these samples might not be good for the calendar (since they are more horizontal), but we display them to give you an idea of images to choose from. And no, we don't want to fill this with images of ourselves in this calendar, so we want good images - and good poetry - from you.
Now, because this the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar is a whole new idea for Scars Publications, we can't guarantee that we'll even get enough photo submissions for poets for the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar, so if we do not get enough submissions, this poets-portraits calendar will never be pulled off. So, we say this now: even if we get photo submissions from people, we cannot guarantee that we will receive enough for filling the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar. Keep this in mind. We can always include more photos from around the world for the 2010 Poetry Wall Calendar so that it is like past Scars Publications Poetry Wall Calendars if we do not get enough poet photo submissions.
But we really do think this is a good idea, and we really do want you poetry - and your poet photos - to be a part of the Scars Publications Sexy Poets 2010 Wall Calendar. So if you have material, email your material to us.
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Flor thanks Kevin Wehle for sharing this announcment.