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Title: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: Mark T on January 21, 2014, 01:26:20 AM
For the convenience of new and existing visitors, the arrived-at method of assembling the anthology is described below.

Stage 1:
All MWC members, poetic or otherwise, are invited to compile and submit a list of 25 poets whose posted poetry in 2013 appealed to them.(No self-nomination, naturally.)
PM your list to Mark T and please copy to Ma100 who is moderating the process.
Submissions of nominated poets are open until the end of January.
Please ensure your name-list contains 25 handles so that the top 20 poets can be calculated by simple average.

Stage 2:
The 20 nominees will be invited by PM to each submit 5 of their own poems posted anywhere on MWC in 2013 that they consider were most well-received by their readership. Participation by nominees is elective.
As there is no judging or further selection, all of these poems will automatically qualify for inclusion in the anthology. It is apparent that the poet selection process is therefore entirely driven by the members who submit the nominations, and the choice of poems is by the nominees.

Stage 3:
Once all 100 poems have been received and digested, a pair of senior Hero members will act as editors by structuring the anthology in terms of themes, styles and so forth, according to their best reckoning.
The editors are not tasked with editing for style but if considered necessary may refer any pieces back to the authors with suggestions to correct any “author blindness” errors of logic or grammar etc. Any changes are at the author’s discretion.

Stage 4:
Upon completion of the anthology by the editors, it will be submitted to the moderating panel for further decision with regard to internal MWC release and possible further distribution and/or publication.


I guess that’s it for now. If there are any questions please post as comments in this thread. Further suggestions to refine the process are also welcome.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Amie on January 21, 2014, 11:23:36 AM
I don't think any of the moderators would have a problem with this, as long as we don't get stuck doing the work :)

How many pages are you envisaging this to be? Last time there were not enough entries to make it viable (books on lulu start at about £6, and not many people want to pay that much for a booklet that's 15 pages long. Selling it as an e-book on Amazon might work though.)

Also, who's going to decide what's in or out? Or will you just say "All entries accepted"? If the former, who's willing to be the big baddie who says, "this isn't good enough"? (i didn't have the heart last time, so I was going to go the "all entries accepted" route - but there were so few entries it didn't make a difference anyway.)

Also, if you are going "all entries accepted", what is the USP? We've got some really good writers on MWC, but a volume with no quality control is not going to be a match for say something edited by Billy Collins (or insert your favourite contemporary poet) - or is it just to sell to friends of MWC members?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 21, 2014, 02:24:58 PM

PM reply to Amie.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 03:22:12 PM
A panel of judges. I nominate Shvon, Tom, Drab, and Marks' H and T.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 03:28:15 PM
Don't jump the gun too far sunshine. You near named every poet who will contribute.  :D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 03:29:55 PM
I know, 'sunny drip.'  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 21, 2014, 03:36:44 PM
I think we should poll the poets group and see what the interest level is, and how many poets would be willing to contribute. Once we see if it's viable, then we can work out the "hows".

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 03:41:02 PM
For your information, the last poetry book I was involved in was 103 pages. I can let you know how many poems there were if needed. It was a thin book with no spine.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 03:45:53 PM
Is that the starting point mate? I mean, the smallest book there is?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 03:47:44 PM
Yes mate.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 03:48:53 PM
eeek

That's good to know mate, thanks.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Vienna on January 21, 2014, 03:49:13 PM
not as thin as the Italian Book of War Heroes I hope ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 04:03:08 PM
I think the anthology could have sections for form poetry, limericks and doggerel, our very own American Paragraph as well as American Sentence poems, and haiku as well as free verse. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 04:05:55 PM
Good flippin' luck on formatting that mate. Poetry formatting took Me, Amie and Andrew a month to the detriment of the prose anthology. One of the main problems were hidden codes on submissions.

Also, because of the way poetry is set out there was lot of white space. A poem tagged onto another is not visually pleasing. It didn't help when one of the poets right near the completion decided he'd made an error near the front and we had to reformat all over again. :'(
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 04:07:01 PM
The formatting will be just as problematical no matter what is submitted -- depends how the poets have presented it. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 21, 2014, 04:09:17 PM
Aw come on Ma, I know how much you love poetry, I can tell your secretly itching to get your hands on 103 plus pages of juicy poems. >:D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 04:13:11 PM
I'd rather jump into a frozen canal mate.  ::) >:D

I'm not trying to put you off guys, I just want you to know some of the problems that crop up. :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 21, 2014, 04:20:32 PM
Working with a group of poets, all with different opinions about everything, what could possibly crop up?

 ::) ::) ::)

You've heard of herding cats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 04:23:36 PM
Ahem! don't forget the Crappy, Shvon.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Vienna on January 21, 2014, 04:25:23 PM
There are problems of course, but nothing that cannot be resolved I reckon. There are enough people on here writing poetry after all.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 04:58:36 PM
However . . . 130 pages . . . Even if folks did 3 pieces each that were brilliant, say on average 2 poems to a page, that's 260 poems which means we'd need approx. 75 people to submit! If they were allowed 6 poems, that's still 30 odd poets required. :o :o :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 05:21:57 PM
Now now people, there are no problems, only solutions  ::)

I don't think you can do two a page 510, unless I misunderstood Ma mate.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 05:27:44 PM
You probably can if you use the prose size book, but the problem there is it's a spined book and boy you'd have to go sum on submissions.

There is always a way if you are determined enough, but I'm the bad points guy cos I have worked on everyone.

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 05:39:37 PM
 :D :D

Well I think the more info everyone has to move forward with it the better that's for sure.

Good luck guys  :-*
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 21, 2014, 05:40:21 PM
What if it's just an ebook? Do we have to have a printed version? Then it could be any size.

Probably really really small
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 05:42:33 PM
It is much cheaper to do the ebook, BUT you still have to format it for probably kindle I assume.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 21, 2014, 05:44:50 PM
I think it just has to be a pdf, right?
I can do that.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 05:45:18 PM
22 contributors in the last anthology.

Below . . . names of the most recent posts -- last 7 pages of RMP.

1. ARMielak

2. heidi52

3. Victor

4. Jack of Hearts

5. WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps

6. blainebeckner

7. Mark T

8. jkaram

9. shadowdrifter

10. themis

11. isahgaga

12. John A Silkstone

13. brianh

14. sphesh

15. KAS

16. 510bhan

17. John A Silkstone

18. audrine

19. sarah48

20. bold beauty

21. Wandersum

22. drab

23. fell from grace

24. Victor

25. duck

26. themis

27. Mark H  

28. indar

29. ritawriting

30. shadowdrifter

31. The Vagabond

32. piy9

33. secretpoetj

34. Lin Treadgold

35. ByronArthurClark

36. Chris Thomas

37. matty11

38. Theonlyone

39. melnichole

40. InterestedNewbie

41. ByronArthurClark

42. Cpt.Pimp

43. Pakman

44. CYK97

45. lindy

46. Keamogetswe

47. oo17

48. midnight candle

49. ElectraNightshade

50. the_karate_kid


Others I can think of off the top of my head [copying and pasting the stuff is a nightmare . . . ]

51. Herron

52. SharonL

53. Skip Slocum [could possibly include some of his stuff posthumously]

54. Biola

55. Royal Kumari

56. Marie Meyers

57. Bob68

57. Neghe

58. sercimarr

59. matwilson


Now I know not everyone is active, but surely from this number we can get enough decent poems together to produce a worthwhile anthology! :o

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 05:48:22 PM
Okay Heidi, I think you are the first volunteer. >:D  ;D

Yeah you can do pdf, but you need to put it on some selling platform, surely. This is one of the issues you need to sort out with each other.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 05:54:41 PM
I am probably the minority these days but I don't buy ebooks, I have to hold the book in my hot little hand.  ???
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 06:04:32 PM
Sio, I agree with you, there is loads of poets on here that could contribute. But, do you remember the last time when you were collecting, how many you actually got and that was with your speedy fingers begging.

The poets have to commit to submitting stuff. Out of those 22 poets, each submitted at least 3 and some 4.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:07:38 PM
Oh, I know. If the poets want to have an anthology they'll have to submit. That's why I suggested different categories/sections just to remind folks that not all poems have to be free verse. There have been some great contributions to other forms.

And . . . not naming and shaming, but I know who stepped up to the mark last time and who never replied to my messages. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 06:08:47 PM
Will 'crappy' be in there somewhere shv?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:09:28 PM
Who would want to PAY to read 'crappy'? ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 06:09:50 PM
Brian  ::) ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 06:11:22 PM
I would. And I know a few others would as well, judging by the amount of peeps viewing.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 06:12:32 PM
Views mean nothing Bri, only votes and so far there is 7.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:14:59 PM
Crappy or not the poem has to good enough for publication, then it would be considered. Some of the 'crappy' stuff has been good, but I don't think it is a viable marketing ploy and there are standards to maintain. :-[
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 06:16:03 PM
Oh well. Someday, perhaps?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:16:20 PM
And . . . the poems have to be new pieces . . . it's not just a trawl through here raiding what's already been in public view to compile an anthology. :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 06:18:03 PM
It would be worth considering the better poets help to get stuff up to scratch if the poem shows promise.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 21, 2014, 06:21:21 PM
Who would want to PAY to read 'crappy'? ;D

Who pays to read poetry these day, LOL?  ::) :o ::)

Look at how hard it is to get people to vote, never mind enter the poetry competitions.
It will be really interesting to see if people will contribute.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:24:00 PM
I think the problem is poetry is so subjective that poets are uncertain whether the piece they have written is up to snuff. Without feedback for tweaks etc. these insecure writers [yes, they are just like the prose people] would probably be reluctant to submit.

What's good? What's rubbish? There are so many different styles it's hard to tell sometimes. :-[

Maybe people could 'test' their pieces in the Poetry Workshop before they made a final decision about what to submit. ???
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 21, 2014, 06:25:02 PM
Good idea.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 06:27:04 PM
That's the one out of public view isn't it 510?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:27:34 PM
Yep. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 06:41:32 PM
There is only one problem with that, and that is will people pay for stuff they have already seen for free. But its up to you guys.

Believe me, with the prose there is a lot of jiggery poker goes on before they hit the submission panel. Crits by pm flash back and forth and I get pm blocked.  ::)

This is because the story is really good, but perhaps they have fallen down a little on the grammar, or the logic isn't quite right. Maybe they haven't shown enough etc.

Though I don't think we had the prose workshop when we done the last one. :-\
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:45:25 PM
I think the contributors would still pay to see their efforts in print, and those who visit PW would appreciate the effort so I don't think they'd be put off . . . only really die-hard poetry readers tend to wander in there, I believe. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 06:47:31 PM
Every time I go for a look, someone has chocked the door shut  ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 06:48:24 PM
That was me, I locked them all in. >:D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 06:48:56 PM
 :D :D :D

Screen spray  ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 21, 2014, 06:49:35 PM
Hey, Dead Poet's Society was only a film, not a recommendation. :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 21, 2014, 06:51:46 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 21, 2014, 06:54:55 PM
Hey, Dead Poet's Society was only a film, not a recommendation. :o

Whoops. ::) ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: drab on January 21, 2014, 10:02:08 PM
I could use bigger words

w  i  t  h       b  i  g  g  e  r

s  p  a  c  e  s

a  n  d

p  o  s  s  i  b  l  y

g  e  t    a    t  h  r  e  e    p  a  g  e

p  o  e  m,    i  n  s  t  e  a  d    o  f 

t  h  r  e  e     p  o  e  m  s

t o    a    p  a  g  e?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: midnight candle on January 22, 2014, 12:28:13 AM
i know i'm not around much at the moment, but i come in and read posts. count me in for sure.

if the anthology takes shape after june, i'll offer help in formatting the bloody thing. if it's before june, i'm busy with uni stuff.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 22, 2014, 12:40:59 AM

Good morning all

Interesting living in a different time zone… when I went to bed last night there were three comments on this thread (two by me) and I return to 54. I’m going to contribute to the discussion by pasting the below which was my original comment on the concept, but withheld as perhaps being too prescriptive. I think we should focus on finding a way of putting together the anthology first without getting ahead of ourselves regarding publication. If we start with the modest but satisfying goal of just putting something together for internal consumption by members/guests it’s achievable and therefore may encourage participation by the cynics. Once we have the actual anthology, its collective merit can be assessed with regard to further distribution. I believe in the organic process, things developing according to circumstance.     

Paste:
An attempt to assemble an anthology as described above has been proposed and seconded.

Due to our electronic medium, many poems that perhaps deserve a wider audience slip into digital obscurity. Such an anthology could be as simple as a stapled printout or there are other possibilities, such as approaching a traditional poetry publishing house, an ebook or even a member-crowd funded publication.
These are interesting future options – but the current conundrum lies in the selection of the poems.
I think the process should be as democratic and transparent as possible – right here on this thread and should begin by member-participants agreeing on a method of selection.
Proposals for such a methodology are therefore invited at this time for further discussion and polling.

I shall attempt to outline some of the related issues which, IMHO, deserve consideration.
Firstly, the guidelines by the moderators are as follows:
The process is open to all MWC members.
etc
etc

Further, it should be acknowledged that whatever method is employed, it will be based on subjective value judgments and some degree of bias is inevitable – a comfort for those of us who are excluded from the final selection.
Other basic issues are the total number of poems and whether only one or more poems per poet.

So, just how do we do this? The most democratic way is to ask members to look at all the poems and then submit a predetermined number of selections, either as full poems, the titles and page numbers or links and then we just choose those most popularly recurring. However, I envisage this as problematic simply due to the fact that, by my calculation and time zone, there were 786 posts on RMP plus more in Workshop, Gallery and probably elsewhere. Obviously not practical to comb through all of that and such a method would doom the idea from the outset. Count me out, for one.

So, thinking caps on, please, we need a method of selection. Post your suggestions and comments on this thread and let insanity prevail until we reach consensus.

Here’s my suggie:
Instead of looking at all the poems, consider all the poets. We all read and have our favored poets, not so? Members nominate, say, 5, 10 or 15 poets each and then the most popular, say, 10, 20, or 30 poets are invited to submit what they consider their most well received, say, 6 poems from their own archives, obviously with the proviso that the poems were posted in 2013. These poems can then be re-posted at, say, daily intervals and polled for the final selection of whatever number of poems is decided upon.
In addition, anyone not making the cut can submit personal or others’ poems they consider worthwhile and perhaps we should make it mandatory that X number of these are included to give a nice spread. The nominated poets can maybe act as the selection panel for these poems.
I don’t think we should, at this stage, impose restrictions by bearing future publishing considerations in mind. If it goes in this extra-curricular direction, some sort of specialized poetry editor can always cull for size. Rather too many than too little.
Back to you lot.





Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Vienna on January 22, 2014, 03:15:57 AM
22 contributors in the last anthology.

Below . . . names of the most recent posts -- last 7 pages of RMP.

1. ARMielak

2. heidi52

3. Victor

4. Jack of Hearts

5. WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps

6. blainebeckner

7. Mark T

8. jkaram

9. shadowdrifter

10. themis

11. isahgaga

12. John A Silkstone

13. brianh

14. sphesh

15. KAS

16. 510bhan

17. John A Silkstone

18. audrine

19. sarah48

20. bold beauty

21. Wandersum

22. drab

23. fell from grace

24. Victor

25. duck

26. themis

27. Mark H  

28. indar

29. ritawriting

30. shadowdrifter

31. The Vagabond

32. piy9

33. secretpoetj

34. Lin Treadgold

35. ByronArthurClark

36. Chris Thomas

37. matty11

38. Theonlyone

39. melnichole

40. InterestedNewbie

41. ByronArthurClark

42. Cpt.Pimp

43. Pakman

44. CYK97

45. lindy

46. Keamogetswe

47. oo17

48. midnight candle

49. ElectraNightshade

50. the_karate_kid


Others I can think of off the top of my head [copying and pasting the stuff is a nightmare . . . ]

51. Herron

52. SharonL

53. Skip Slocum [could possibly include some of his stuff posthumously]

54. Biola

55. Royal Kumari

56. Marie Meyers

57. Bob68

57. Neghe

58. sercimarr

59. matwilson


Now I know not everyone is active, but surely from this number we can get enough decent poems together to produce a worthwhile anthology! :o



i am not active at the moment for persoanl reasons but put me on the list eh



cheers


richard

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 22, 2014, 07:04:38 AM


Interesting living in a different time zone… when I went to bed last night there were three comments on this thread (two by me) and I return to 54. I’m going to contribute to the discussion by pasting the below which was my original comment on the concept, but withheld as perhaps being too prescriptive. I think we should focus on finding a way of putting together the anthology first without getting ahead of ourselves regarding publication. If we start with the modest but satisfying goal of just putting something together for internal consumption by members/guests it’s achievable and therefore may encourage participation by the cynics. Once we have the actual anthology, its collective merit can be assessed with regard to further distribution. I believe in the organic process, things developing according to circumstance. 

I'm not really sure what you mean. You think people will be prepared to work at collating/ editing poems when they are already on the boards to view, without some sort of reward such as a physical/cyber product.   

Paste:
An attempt to assemble an anthology as described above has been proposed and seconded.

Due to our electronic medium, many poems that perhaps deserve a wider audience slip into digital obscurity. Such an anthology could be as simple as a stapled printout or there are other possibilities, such as approaching a traditional poetry publishing house, an ebook or even a member-crowd funded publication.
These are interesting future options – but the current conundrum lies in the selection of the poems.
I think the process should be as democratic and transparent as possible – right here on this thread and should begin by member-participants agreeing on a method of selection.
Proposals for such a methodology are therefore invited at this time for further discussion and polling.

I just want you to be aware that although it is an admiral idea and, I hope you get it all together, for the suggestions above you would NOT be covered by the MWC umbrella and any assosciation with MWC. This is because our sponsors pay for this site and have certain rights over what comes out of it and would need their permissions plus Nick for final word over what s published.

The MWC publications are purely for charity and all monies associated goes to the nominated person/ charity. These are also passed by the moderation team and our sponsors. Of course you do have the choice to go this route, but be aware of how we do things.

I'm not trying to kill your enthusiasm, but forewarn you before you bandy about ideas. Publication is a great way to go I would imagine, but you won't have the MWC endorsement.  ;)


Good luck. :)







Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 22, 2014, 07:54:51 AM

Thanks for your input, Ma. The poems are on the board to view but scattered all over the year. I'm not interested in commercialising this for my own purposes and am not sure how that impression has been created. I'd be quite happy with a stapled printout. There are better and more experienced minds than mine that I'm sure can provide further input as to how best to proceed with this idea. As the unwitting instigator - please refer to the recent Housetop Rock post/thread on RMP by Tom10 - I've supplied my thoughts subsequent to the previous 54 comments here, some of which refer to similar publishing options outlined above. I mentioned to Heidi52 in a PM that I'm not the right person to steer this thing due to my lack of experience here and in fact, now take a back seat for that reason.       
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 22, 2014, 09:25:26 AM
Actually, I think you are wrong. I think your skills would be invaluable to a team of poets. The one thing that will make this work is strong coordination and delegation. I'm not saying it's that easy because, believe me at times I was tearing my hair out and I'm going to be totally honest here, poets have the knack of making simple hard. >:D I was ready to throw the towel in or explode.

There are lots of different jobs to do so if you all work together you could pull it off.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2014, 04:31:05 PM
I agree totally with Ma on that Mark, you would be a great asset to the construction team.

Comments made have not been so much cynical, more the devils advocate, showing there are really hard bits to get through along with the joy of the finished product. Its nice to enter the battle forewarned so to speak.  :D

I didn't do the work Ma did, not that clever in the least but I, along with the other Mods, had to listen to her >:D  ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 22, 2014, 04:33:45 PM
Are you saying I'm a whinge bag? :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2014, 04:38:37 PM
 :-X :-X :-X :-X ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 22, 2014, 04:41:34 PM
Are you saying I'm a whinge bag? :o

She who smelt it, dealt it. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 22, 2014, 04:46:21 PM
Well that's you two off the pressie list. >:(
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 22, 2014, 04:47:46 PM
Like we were ever on it! :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 22, 2014, 05:22:26 PM
Make that 3, ya whinger.  ::)   ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 22, 2014, 05:41:38 PM
Make that 3, ya whinger.  ::)   ;D

Like to live dangerously, eh?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: bri h on January 22, 2014, 05:50:22 PM
Ma doesn't scare me. (ducks down, is she laughin' guys?)  ;D

By the way, 'Dangerus,' is how I'm known to millions of listeners on Radio 2 in the Travel Report. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 22, 2014, 07:01:15 PM
Okay - some hard graft needed here.

I think a panel should see potential submissions and between them discuss the merits first of all by providing a knee-jerk score based on their initial response. Then seeing how the scores work out -- say at least 6/10 average with the proviso that a revision might be required. Privately offer feedback and suggestions and let the poet resubmit to the panel and if the revision increases the average score - it's a possible inclusion.

Haven't a clue who might make up the panel -- should be diverse and unbiased, probably 4 or 5 people. :-X
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 22, 2014, 07:19:28 PM
should be diverse and unbiased,

Well that leaves me out...  ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2014, 07:21:59 PM
Would they be blind submissions mate?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 22, 2014, 07:23:59 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Fibber, everyone has an opinion, the 'unbiased' was for regard to the poet not the poem. :D No cliques or favourites. :D

FF: Once they are submitted to Amie and Ma--yep. For tweaking and PM purposes with the 'panel' the identity can't be concealed.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2014, 07:30:34 PM
You roped Ma in??  :o :o

Sounds good mate, its a plan in the making
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 22, 2014, 07:33:55 PM
I know I'd like to be part of this but, like many others [I'm pretty sure], I don't know if a poem good enough. Sometimes I post poems which are as surprise wow so I don't know what has appeal what hasn't in the absence of feedback. :-[
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 22, 2014, 07:38:28 PM
Same mate. I have no idea anymore what a poem is to be honest. Not trying to be smart in anyway, just don't have a clue  ???
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 22, 2014, 07:41:44 PM
You are not alone . . . but, you can tell when something is dire. :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 23, 2014, 02:33:32 AM
Well, so far we have the slightly underwhelming and static figure of 9 votes in support. What I suggest now is that the other 8 of you step up and each put together a suggested way of selecting the poems. I’ve made my proposal in my long comment. We can then ask the mods to underwrite a method or a hybrid thereof and then go ahead and select a bunch of poems.
I think it might be an idea, in the interests of objectivity, to search online for a credible poetry editor/publisher/poet willing to review and refine our poetry selection, one that is willing to do this just for the love of reading decent poetry. Once we have our anthology, the mods can be asked to supply MWC guidelines with regard to possible publishing options.
So, the first priority is to find a reasonably objective and low-hassle method of selecting the poems.

Another suggestion from my side is simply to call for submissions from anyone interested in the chance of inclusion. Somebody mentioned that 103 poems is the minimum figure for publishing, so let’s go with that as our target. If there is a shortfall in the submissions we can either figure out a way to boost the tally or nix the idea of publishing, and just make it an internal MWC release so that our efforts aren’t wasted.

PS The drawback with the just-above method is that we won't necessarily get the best representation due to people tip-toeing around their own egos.
      
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: fire-fly on January 23, 2014, 02:57:13 AM
Sounds like a sound approach to me Mark.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Amie on January 23, 2014, 03:03:22 AM
I think it might be an idea, in the interests of objectivity, to search online for a credible poetry editor/publisher/poet willing to review and refine our poetry selection, one that is willing to do this just for the love of reading decent poetry. Once we have our anthology, the mods can be asked to supply MWC guidelines with regard to possible publishing options.

That sounds reasonable, if you can find someone who is willing to do that (of course, the choice of editor might be contentious too - but I'd trust you to make a good selection :) )

101 poems is still a pretty slim volume. Another idea a I had last time (which no one liked except for me, so I am prepared for it to be shot down again :) ) would be to include some flash fiction or short shorts which are on the more metaphoric / poetic end of the spectrum.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 23, 2014, 03:47:28 AM

Thanks for input, guys. Aime, I don't think your idea of broadening the definition of poetry is a bad one. Will wait and see what others think. Any suggestions for a time scale on this to tighten things up? I'm trying to resist charging at it like a type A project manager, which I'm not, of course...
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 23, 2014, 04:34:25 AM
Quote
Once they are submitted to Amie and Ma--yep. For tweaking and PM purposes with the 'panel' the identity can't be concealed

Huh, Waaaaaaa. :'(

I don't remember that suggestion Amie, but apart from format, I don't see it being a problem.

Mark, you have one of the best poetry editors on here, but I'm not sure if she's too busy to do this. ::) ...Doo bee doo be doo.... She knows who I mean.

The bottom line is poetry is in the eye of the beholder. One poet will not have a bar of a rhyme, another won't accept any form they don't do themselves etc.

A blind selection is probably the best way to go. That way there is no favouritism or blinkers on the judges for the form. They either like or dislike. You can nominate 5 judges and it doesn't matter if they are submitting to because the entry is blind and will at most get only one vote if it's not that great. You can have two piles, bin and send back with suggys for improvement. Or maybe an anonymous thread in the workshop so the onus isn't on one person to suggest, but egos need leaving firmly at the door. ;) Or rows can and do start. :'(






Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 23, 2014, 06:13:52 AM
Can I just point out something? With a minimum of 103 poems and only 9 poets, that's more than 11 poems apiece. What is your time frame? Others may be more prolific, but 11 poems is probably my yearly output. And trust me not all of those will be worth submitting, you know? Poetry is something I do when the muse strikes, I don't think I could perform under deadline. I'm not the only one, look at how few entries we have in the competitions.

I thought the original idea was to capture some of the poems already on the site. I understand why people don't like that idea, why go through all of that when people can just scroll through the archives and read them. But all new poems written, submitted and judged worthy will take quite a while to compile.

JMO
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 23, 2014, 12:03:29 PM

Heidi and Ma, your points are taken. Heidi, we only have 9 supporters but I wouldn't want to restrict it to just those poets and the idea is to save the good 2013 poems in an anthology. I doubt anyone would want to try and write new poems specifically for this collection. Ma, I don't know how blind the judging would be -a lot of regulars would likely recognise some poems even without the names attached.

I'm not seeing any specific point-by-point methods of selection coming forward so until something better comes along, I'm going to restate my original plan in practical terms.

1. All 9 supporters plus all members who want to should PM me (and copy to Ma and Aime) a list of 25 poet-members whose work they consider worthwhile. (You can't put yourself on your own list.) Deadline 31st January, midnight GMT. ( All this is only effective if the ayes have it – see notes below)

2. I'll shuffle through the lists and come up with the top 20 names (mods can double-check)

3. I'll then PM all 20 poets and invite them as nominees to submit what they found to be their five most well-received poems that they posted during 2013. The poets must self-review their pieces and get them into best shape before submitting.

4. I’ll then have 100 poems for the anthology and refer them to my ‘secret’ editors. (Mods will know who)

Notes:
I think proactively nominating poets and individually inviting them to submit will give a higher return rate than asking in general for reactive submissions. (Look how feeble the responses to the competitions are. This way, with the poems already written, it will be churlish to refuse participation – evil laugh.)
Of course, anyone nominated and not interested doesn’t have to take part and I’ll then fall back to number 21 on the list and so forth.

It cuts way back on the workload by effectively delegating the submissions to the nominated poets themselves.

The poems submitted are not defined as what the poet necessarily thinks are his/her best but the most well-received by readers. This is important because as 510bhan pointed out earlier the two are not always congruent and it indicates a certain amount of pre-approval/popularity by the readership. This allows the poet a certain amount of diffidence. (Hell, those weren’t my best poems.)

The job of the ‘secret’ editors is not to edit for style but to check for any silly mistakes, including each other’s if they are nominated. I will also ask them for important assistance with organising the poems into themes, styles, authors and so on, according to their judgement. I want to keep them ‘secret’ to allow them to do their work as objectively as possible.

Okay, let’s do this before it fizzles out. Further suggestions for refining the above method are most welcome as are (detailed) alternatives.
I’m asking everybody for ayes or nays on my method in the comments. A simple majority decides it on Monday morning 8am GMT.




 


Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: 510bhan on January 23, 2014, 12:27:25 PM
Have sent my list of 25 poets. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: heidi52 on January 23, 2014, 12:40:28 PM
Sounds good to me. I was obviously mistaken that these had to be new poems. There are certainly more than 103 good poems in the vault.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: ma100 on January 23, 2014, 12:43:05 PM
See what I know about poetry you could write on a pin head and most of it goes right over my head. I like what I like not what is right or wrong. I could name the 4 that I read every time they post a poem, though very rarely comment. Mark H, Dylan, Amie and Gyppo. I wouldn't know how to crit it. :-[

Another thing you have to understand is some of the poets may have already published some of their poems so the copyright may be in someone else's hands. That is a downfall you are going to find with your idea. Also they may just plain don't want to and you have to respect that.

I also think you should accept other submissions or the elitism card will be bandied around.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Biola on January 23, 2014, 01:01:30 PM
I am like the wispy mouse here tip toeing. Could you make it global or continental. MWC has members from all over, and could you also split it by styles, genres, and ...sigh.. I support the idea anyway.. whatever suits.
biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Chizzy on January 23, 2014, 01:02:08 PM
I think it's worthwhile to be clear about the difference between copyright and publishing rights. Even if a poem is published, the copyright should always remain with the poet. Only the most spurious of publishers would insist on taking the copyright. However, depending on the contract (if one exists) between the poet and the publisher, there may be a condition that prevents the poet from republishing their work for a set period of time. If that time has expired, or simply wasn't stated as part of the contract, then the poet is free to reprint the poem anywhere that'll take it or on their own blog or in an anthology or whatever.

If a poet has had a poem published already, it may even be an easier decision to agree to it featuring in the anthology if they've already given up first publishing rights and only have reprint rights left. It's the poem that hasn't been published and the poet still fancies placing somewhere that may be tougher to let go.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: midnight candle on January 23, 2014, 03:58:59 PM
sent my list  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Poll
Post by: Mark T on January 23, 2014, 04:33:33 PM
Thanks to those who have already submitted nominees by PM.

Ma, any nominees declining are entitled to do so, naturally. It's a participatory process, the more members who send me a list of nominees, the greater the spread and therefore the less 'elitist'.

Biola, nice to see you back on the board. I too am from the African continent but here we are all just poets and MWCers. The editors will see to the structure of the anthology and I'm sure it will work out fine.

Chizzy, thank you very much for addressing and illuminating an important point that I'm sure will serve as a most helpful guideline. I'll make sure to bring up copyright issues when sending the submission invitations to the nominees.

It looks like the ayes have it by default so please participate, members, and PM me your 25 nominees. Submissions are open till end of January so there's ample time for this minor task. It's great receiving these lists which are interestingly varied already so I look forward to hearing from more of you, having your say!        
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 26, 2014, 03:12:18 PM

Update:

Hi, just wanted to keep this on page 1 before hitting the sack.

Thanks to those who have submitted their 25 nominations thus far. I'd prefer lots of lists but I'm sure there are more that will come in next week.
The way this is structured it's possible to proceed if there were just one list but the more the merrier in terms of democratic spread. Be aware that I may publish a name-list of those who submitted nominations, to the eternal shame of those who didn't, in the name of transparency and blackmail.   

The anthology's editors have courageously accepted their appointment and I thank them again for their commitment, on our mutual behalf. I expect to PM the nominees' invitations to contribute after the nomination stage closes at the end of January.       
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 27, 2014, 06:27:39 AM
May have to read up on the expected list in the next 48 hours to beat the threat of being shamed.. My best wishes
Biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 27, 2014, 06:40:26 AM

Thanks Biola, I look forward to hearing from you.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 28, 2014, 12:19:29 AM

Thanks to those who have sent in further lists.
Just a reminder to those still planning to submit - please don't forget to copy your list to Ma100. Those who have submitted and forgot to copy Ma100 please send her a copy of your list.

Thanks
Mark 
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 28, 2014, 03:02:32 PM
Hello Mark T,
I have read through the instructions and what immediately came to me was clear, I was not much of an attendee in the last year to qualify to submit any list. I will just be a repentant and enthusiastic member from now on, so help me MWC.
biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: 510bhan on January 28, 2014, 03:04:25 PM
You don't get out of it that easily Biola -- mitigating circumstances. ;) Nice try -- but no cigar. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 03:13:07 PM
You don't get out of it that easily Biola -- mitigating circumstances. ;) Nice try -- but no cigar. ::)

Seconded.
 
You're in Abi.
We are.
You are.
ha ha.
Get counting petal. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 28, 2014, 03:48:10 PM
good thing I am black,would be a bright red by now, but I will have to read quite an awful bit to come up with nominations. I could only think of say 15...sigh.. used to think you were my special sis Sio and et tu Brutus Bri. Will try my very best
biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
I was, for a time, in the same canoe as you Abi, on the Zambezi, heading for the Falls without a paddle. But then on the advice of ^^^^ I went back on the threads of RMP and saw the many posters who've been there. First though I racked my brains to think of a few of the poets myself, then I went to RMP and even 'Crappy.' I was gutted to find I couldn't nominate myself. But after thinking on it a while, I became somewhat relieved. Happy hunting my Warrior-Poet. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: 510bhan on January 28, 2014, 04:11:53 PM
Don't forget the Gallery too and the Poetry Workshop as well as those prose writers who make impressive appearances in here occasionally. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 28, 2014, 04:48:09 PM

Oh biola
won't you play the viola
with a browsing wrist
and supply a list
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 04:54:16 PM
Please Mark, please
don't do this.
Trying hard to tease
others with your . . .

So how are you Mark?  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 28, 2014, 04:59:49 PM

Hi Bri, I'm doing okay, listing a little bit to port, maybe. :D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: midnight candle on January 28, 2014, 05:47:48 PM
as well as those prose writers who make impressive appearances in here occasionally. ::)

there's a few on my list :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 05:49:16 PM
Hi Bri, I'm doing okay, listing a little bit to port, maybe. :D

Put the drink in the other hand and pissed list yourself to starboard, right? ha ha(see what I did there?) ha ha. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 28, 2014, 05:50:16 PM
Maybe we should add Hillwalker to the list?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Vienna on January 29, 2014, 10:15:20 AM
started my list............
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 29, 2014, 11:08:33 AM
Did you see the tips on where to get the nominees, Rich? B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Vienna on January 29, 2014, 11:23:06 AM
no, where should I loook Bri? I have most of them in my head already..............
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 29, 2014, 11:26:52 AM
no, where should I loook Bri? I have most of them in my head already..............

I made two pages of the site (opened twice)Put the ones I already knew in a pm, then went to the other mwc and looked in RMP and Crappy Poems Thread. Then switched between the two, till I had my list. Copied and pasted the list to Mark, then the other to Ma. Easy! ya bugga! heh heh. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 30, 2014, 08:19:45 AM
Hello your royal highness.missed you
b
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 30, 2014, 10:24:52 AM
 ;D Is this me you're talking to, Abi? xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 30, 2014, 10:48:02 AM

Just a reminder to those still planning to submit their lists of nominees that tomorrow, Friday 31st, is the last calendar day for doing so.

I expect to to send out the invitations to the nominated poets on Monday-ish.

Thanks to all who took the time to compile and submit their nominations.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: heidi52 on January 30, 2014, 06:02:16 PM
those prose writers who make impressive appearances in here occasionally. ::)
Darn, wish I had thought of them, I only thought poets. My list would have been more robust that's for sure.

Of course if word got out they had been roped in, no one would venture into the poets corner again, LOL.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: 510bhan on January 30, 2014, 06:16:22 PM
Wanna bet? We have ways . . . not blackmail or anything, heavens, no. :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2014, 12:56:49 AM
Darn, wish I had thought of them, I only thought poets. My list would have been more robust that's for sure.

Of course if word got out they had been roped in, no one would venture into the poets corner again, LOL.

Heidi, the nominations haven't closed yet. You're welcome to send me an amended list if you wish, as is anyone else.  :)

PS Just be sure they have at least 5 poetry posts from 2013 to choose from.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2014, 01:00:51 AM
I made two pages of the site (opened twice)Put the ones I already knew in a pm, then went to the other mwc and looked in RMP and Crappy Poems Thread. Then switched between the two, till I had my list. Copied and pasted the list to Mark, then the other to Ma. Easy! ya bugga! heh heh. B

Bri, I'm going to pass the hat around and buy you this antique object known as a pen.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 31, 2014, 03:23:38 AM
Bri, I'm going to pass the hat around and buy you this antique object known as a pen.


Oh thank you Mark. So kind. Please accept this gift in return for your efforts . . . (holds up a nice rigid finger)  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2014, 04:12:02 AM
Thanks Bri, but I'm not accepting the freshly-dug snollyball on the tip of your finger. Sorry to be so picky.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: bri h on January 31, 2014, 08:34:07 AM
ha ha. I'm going to do with these comments, what I usually do in poetry comps. I'm gonna quit while I'm behind. ha ha. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 31, 2014, 03:24:09 PM
 :( ::) :-[ :-X :-\ translate Mark T, that is my state of mind and I have bare hours. I am going to take a long walk in the forest, when I hear the toms toms I will sneak back.
biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2014, 03:33:31 PM

No worries Biola, I'll wait for your list. Nothing's set in concrete around here, except for the feet of this guy that knocked on my door and tried to sell me insurance.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 31, 2014, 04:00:21 PM
boy! you are made of steel..ergh..sigh...I will stop wriggling and get on with it (wiping eyebrows and peeping longingly at the forest)
biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2014, 04:10:43 PM

The forest will be there tomorrow. (Sounds like an adage)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Biola on January 31, 2014, 04:25:10 PM
 :-* Always will be Mark T, but sent in my list. Had to be a list I knew about
Phew!
Biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Nominations
Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2014, 04:28:35 PM

I have Biola's list. Anyone else? Going, going...
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: Mark T on February 01, 2014, 06:36:03 AM
The nominations are now closed.
In random order, here are all the disparate nominees.

Wexforddellers
StrangeMercy
Janespeaks
Sparky Dashforth
Pencil
Biola
Matwilson
Sercimar
Heidi52
Neghe
Bob68
Jewel AS53
Marie Myers
Herron
Tom 10
babin
Gyppo
Mark H
Sarah 48
themis
jkaram
Eric
Brian H
Bowmore Bill
indar
Ma 100
Palewriter
Vienna
Oluchi Ogili
eswtg
Sharon L
Chizzy
intercat
Neghe
Hillwalker3000
shadowdrifter
Jack of Hearts
Victor
John A Silkstone
Amie
sispool
Royal Kumari
drab
DIZI
Nelodra
Mark T
Bar
Docpoet
Midnight Candle
Sprocket
mouselady
brazenstudent
510bhan
ByronArthurClarke
claireola
duck
ritawriting
Dylan Di Ville
Bobby 801
Molark
Alice, a country gal
hazelnut
ARMielak

Thanks to all those who participated. To those who didn't, thanks for making the admin easier.







Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 07:30:47 AM
There's a few on here I've never heard of. Are they still part of the community, and will they participate? B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: heidi52 on February 01, 2014, 07:44:59 AM
There's a few on here I've never heard of. Are they still part of the community, and will they participate? B

You and me both Bri. And lots of blasts from the past who we have not seen or heard from for years.

Of course the real question is will the active members participate?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 07:47:58 AM
Hmm . . . Heidi? . . . Heidi? . . . Nope. Never heard of you. ha ha.

It's a great idea Heid, I just hope it does well. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 07:48:19 AM
Settle your drawers -- Mark said he'd approach people, guess we'll find out. :o ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: heidi52 on February 01, 2014, 07:51:00 AM
Settle your drawers

Is that what you Brits do when you untwist your knickers?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 07:52:46 AM
Not Brits, Heidi. Just Shvon.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 08:02:14 AM
Ahem. Might have been referring to an item of furniture that's been rattled. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 08:04:21 AM
Ahem backatcha. You might have been. But you weren't. ha ha. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 08:06:50 AM
I was. :P ;D This is RMP -- you wouldn't expect such a cliché would you?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 08:08:23 AM
I was. :P ;D This is RMP -- you wouldn't expect such a cliché would you?

From you?
no
no
no
no
yes.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: Vienna on February 01, 2014, 10:02:02 AM
Bloody Nora Bri la' as tha bin nominated or wha'? fort vis wuz a pootry anfology will be nowt lahk if thas in ver eh innit? ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: midnight candle on February 01, 2014, 10:17:54 AM
Bloody Nora Bri la' as tha bin nominated or wha'? fort vis wuz a pootry anfology will be nowt lahk if thas in ver eh innit? ;D

FIGHT!

:D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: Mark T on February 01, 2014, 10:34:02 AM
Ahem, before I break into Saffa vernacular, please note I have started sending out the invites to the nominees but have had to suspend the PMs for a while as I have apparently exceeded the limit of 20 per hour. Learn something new every day. I will resume PMing a little later. Three to go.
I especially want to get back to the person who told me to go have sexual intercourse with myself but only used 4 letters. Don't think I haven't tried, sunshine. ;D I suggest you go take a running f**k at a rolling donut. :P (We're just kidding here, folks.)  

Here is a copy of the invite I've been sending out: Invitees can also let me know by PM if they are going to participate.
 

Greetings _______

I am pleased to inform you, that by popular selection, your fellow MWC members have nominated you as a contributor for the MWC Poetry Anthology 2013.

Kindly refer to the first comment of the Anthology topic on the RMP board for participation and further information. http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=51604.0

Participants are requested to email their submissions to: _________________

Each of your five poems should be a separate attachment in MS Word, and please ensure that your handle appears in your submission. The closing date for submissions is Friday, February 7th. If necessary, extensions will be granted.  
 
In the event that you elect not to participate, please let me know this by PM without delay in order to replace you with an alternative nominee.

Regards
Mark



 
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: List of all nominees announcement:
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 11:53:07 AM
Bloody Nora Bri la' as tha bin nominated or wha'? fort vis wuz a pootry anfology will be nowt lahk if thas in ver eh innit? ;D

"Worrevah yah chuckin doon yuh neck, yuh berra stop it noo, cos ah think yuh peest." ha ha. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bob68 on February 01, 2014, 12:03:01 PM
As far as judges. I would say  510bhn and Tom 10 would be fine judges. Just my two cents.  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 01, 2014, 12:05:04 PM
Okay, all the invites have been sent. Nobody has declined participation yet but most have yet to reply.
Bob, there are no judges. All nominees are automatically included if they choose to participate.   
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 12:05:35 PM
Hiya 'baab.'  How's things? Ain't seen you for a while. How's those 'strap-hangers?'  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bob68 on February 01, 2014, 12:09:07 PM
Whats up Bri?  I'm fine bro. Thanks for asking.  Just taking a break from writing for a bit. Busy with my job and so forth. I'll be back in the swing of things soon.  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 12:09:14 PM
Da court's in session, da court's in session . . . ;D

Off with his head!

I sentence you to thirty years at Her Majesty's Pleasure to be served behind bars . . .

Judge, judge me do, you know I judge you, so ple-ea-ee-ese, judge me do, oh, oh, oh judge me do

Judge, judge in the air, don't be afraid to care, judge, but don't judge me . . .

Judge-y in the sky with diamonds

Come up and see me, make me ju-u-u-udge . .

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bob68 on February 01, 2014, 12:11:10 PM
Just give me a light sentence  Judge Sio !    LOL    :) :) :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 12:14:43 PM
Da court's in session, da court's in session . . . ;D

Off with his head!

I sentence you to thirty years at Her Majesty's Pleasure to be served behind bars . . .

Judge, judge me do, you know I judge you, so ple-ea-ee-ese, judge me do, oh, oh, oh judge me do

Judge, judge in the air, don't be afraid to care, judge, but don't judge me . . .

Judge-y in the sky with diamonds

Come up and see me, make me ju-u-u-udge . .

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D




(Patiently sighs)
 
"Well good morning Judge, how are you today?
I'm in trouble please put me away.
Found a site that wants me to pla-y-y,
wrote a poem, and they want me to stay.

Wrote a poem and they want me to stay.
Wrote a poem and they want me to stay."  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 12:16:02 PM
Nobody said anything about the poems being judged . . . did bri mean 'collected' maybe?

I'm busy Muriel-ing at the mo' so no can do anyway. 67,094 at the mo' and another 20/25/30k to do. Depends what happens with my Russians -- need a good reason for nobbling the jury with the method I have planned otherwise it's a complete re-write for one of the characters. >:(
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 12:18:33 PM
Shocked!! There's a poetry anthology that Shvon doesn't want to be part of? Am I dreaming? ha ha.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 12:20:17 PM
Hey -- I have loads of poems I could look through that might be accepted. >:( It's choosing the class ones is the problem. :-[
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 12:21:20 PM
On second thoughts. I'm pleased you're not taking part, cos most of your poems ARE class. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 12:23:51 PM
Aw -- you're sweet to say that. :D

Maybe if we bully convince the organisers enough there might be space for crap and doggerel -- just to show the variety of style of course.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 12:25:46 PM
Given some of the comments we've received, I rather thought of entering a few 'crappy' poems? Are these not allowed?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 12:28:36 PM
Hey, if they've got merit -- give them a go, I say. And don't forget any stuff you might have entered in the comps. :o You might have something there that never appeared in RMP but was pretty cool. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 01, 2014, 12:32:35 PM
Bri, you are banned from using the words judge/s for the next week. Everbody please note there are NO judges.
The invitees should also note that the editors are now in charge of assembling the anthology and any correspondence regarding their submissions should be directed to the email address that has been provided.
It's no good PMing me as the editors are working independently of me and my job is coming to an end. Just let me know if you are participating or not.
Cross-correspondence regarding submissions that has to be forwarded will just cause a muddle. The editors will most likely be credited at the end of the process but for now they need to be able to work objectively behind that email address.

 
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 12:38:54 PM
Thank you for the clarification Mr Anthology Organiser, sir. :-X
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 12:45:41 PM
Thank you for the clarification Mr Anthology Organiser, sir. :-X

Creep.  ::)
For the attention of everyone.
I mentioned the J word once. Shvon, mentioned it 11 times and I get the warning. Can I infer anything from this-oh-so-obvious bias? No, I'm not that bright. ha ha. My lips are sealed. My hands? Well, we'll have to see, won't we? Am done now. No more warnings needed Ju- Mark.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Pale Writer on February 01, 2014, 12:48:26 PM
I have to admit a giggle seeing my name on that list being as poetry is not something I write well. :) Thank you though.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: heidi52 on February 01, 2014, 12:50:58 PM
I have to admit a giggle seeing my name on that list being as poetry is not something I write well. :) Thank you though.

Members who regularly offer helpful prose critiques got picked too.

You be one of them. :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Pale Writer on February 01, 2014, 12:51:45 PM
Thank gawd for that, I was working on a roses or red poem :P
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 01:02:08 PM
Thank gawd for that, I was working on a roses or red poem :P

Roses are red, Violets are blue.
I got picked for my poems,
and so did you. 

Welcome to the punish- anthology PW.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 01, 2014, 01:26:19 PM
Creep.  ::)
For the attention of everyone.
I mentioned the J word once. Shvon, mentioned it 11 times and I get the warning. Can I infer anything from this-oh-so-obvious bias? No, I'm not that bright. ha ha. My lips are sealed. My hands? Well, we'll have to see, won't we? Am done now. No more warnings needed Ju- Mark.  ;D

Did you not see the movie Minority Report? Or read all the clauses in the NDAA? Welcome to the future where pre-crime rules... :o (sorry bri)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 01:28:02 PM
Did you not see the movie Minority Report? Or read all the clauses in the NDAA? Welcome to the future where pre-crime rules... :o (sorry bri)

 ;D We're doomed!  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 01:30:17 PM
When did Dad's Army become involved? ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 01:31:19 PM
 ;D "They don't like it 'up 'em!"  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Pale Writer on February 01, 2014, 01:31:57 PM
rose or red - I was playing with my lack of poetry :P
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 01:33:18 PM
rose or red - I was playing with my lack of poetry :P

We noticed, but were too polite to say anything, mate.  ::)   ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Pale Writer on February 01, 2014, 01:33:42 PM
*hugs* for your soft touch :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 01:42:48 PM
None of that nonsense here -- we've only just got rid of the black polo neck sweaters! :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: shadowdrifter on February 01, 2014, 01:46:38 PM
Gosh, I'm shocked to be nominated since I haven't been on MWC for very long and don't have five poems posted.  I'm not sure if that disqualifies me. thanks very much to everyone who nominated me.

Pale Writer, I'm still giggling at your reply here.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 01, 2014, 02:00:28 PM
Gosh, I'm shocked to be nominated since I haven't been on MWC for very long and don't have five poems posted.  I'm not sure if that disqualifies me. thanks very much to everyone who nominated me.

Pale Writer, I'm still giggling at your reply here.

Make up some new stuff then -- we'd love to  have it. :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Vienna on February 01, 2014, 02:15:03 PM
Given some of the comments we've received, I rather thought of entering a few 'crappy' poems? Are these not allowed?


you have to do your best bri! No crap allowed I reckon!
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bob68 on February 01, 2014, 02:17:26 PM
Bri, I think If I gave you a crash course in "straphangers' you might be able to pull off a good poem--LOL  ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 02:34:44 PM
If you recall when you first posted 'strap-hangers' in your poem, Bob? I had to ask you what they were? I actually thought you were reffing spiders, and not what they really were, people hanging onto straps on the public transport. ha ha
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: shadowdrifter on February 01, 2014, 02:39:20 PM
Make up some new stuff then -- we'd love to  have it. :)

Good point, I'll find another poem to make it 5 (can't promise quality)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bob68 on February 01, 2014, 02:42:03 PM
I remember Bri. I remember that poem.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 02:42:18 PM
Good point, I'll find another poem to make it 5 (can't promise quality)

You and 19 others of us, mate. Dammit! You've used my caveat. ha ha. Bri.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 02:43:02 PM
I remember Bri. I remember that poem.

 ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: shadowdrifter on February 01, 2014, 02:44:16 PM
If you recall when you first posted 'strap-hangers' in your poem, Bob? I had to ask you what they were? I actually thought you were reffing spiders, and not what they really were, people hanging onto straps on the public transport. ha ha

Haha, it's a London thing, going back to the time underground trains had straps to hold onto rather than poles.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 01, 2014, 02:45:49 PM
Haha, it's a London thing, going back to the time underground trains had straps to hold onto rather than poles.

Did the poles never complain about it? Or did no-one speak Polish?  ::) ::) ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: shadowdrifter on February 01, 2014, 02:48:07 PM
rofl
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: heidi52 on February 02, 2014, 09:51:56 AM
Make up some new stuff then -- we'd love to  have it. :)

Is that true? I thought it had to have been written (and posted) in 2013?  Did I read the rules wrong again? Damn! I like my two new ones better than some I submitted.

Mark, can you clarify? And can we change submissions if we want?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 02, 2014, 10:13:36 AM
I think the suggestion that 2013 poems be submitted was to guarantee numbers -- there are more than enough good poets with good poems on this site but it'd would be brilliant if new and unseen material was in there . . . I think some people were concerned that they wouldn't know what was good enough and would require a 'bounce' somewhere for feedback, so new would be tricky.

I'd imagine that if the process didn't take forever, new poems could be crafted, changed, or even dropped and substituted for another . . . we want this to be great. ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 12:25:59 PM

I agree with Sio. Let's be flexible in order to produce the best we can but we also need to avoid confusion.
My original concept was to preserve as many good poems from 2013 as possible and also to avoid placing pressure on members to write something specifically for the anthology.
Apparently, last year's effort collapsed due to differences of opinion and so I tried to catchee monkee slowlee.
As I said at the outset this is a democratic and organic process - I've just been the facilitator.
   
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: ma100 on February 02, 2014, 12:31:07 PM
Do the nominees have to produce 5? Won't they be considered if they send say only 2. ???
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 12:54:18 PM
Hi Ma, 5 each is the goal and guideline to make up a decent total but I see no reason not to be flexible and accommodating if necessary and I'm sure the editors are of the same mind. If necessary we can make up the total or even just add to with other stuff such as MWC compo winners and runners up, limericks and so on. This should really be a member-driven process, not in any box, and all and any ideas/suggies are welcome on an ongoing basis. For example, I'd like to see a section devoted to poets who only post in the Gallery. Comments?  
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: ma100 on February 02, 2014, 12:59:05 PM
Well you could always invite those you have liked from the newbies to add one etc.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 02, 2014, 01:01:44 PM
All good ideas guys, just because someone isn't 'prolific' doesn't mean they couldn't have a single goodie in there. ;)

If you think you have a cracker but weren't on the 'nominees' -- send it in anyway, I say. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: ma100 on February 02, 2014, 01:06:18 PM
Even if you don't think its a cracker, the judges might. ::) What is there to lose.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 02, 2014, 01:10:57 PM
Absolutely! ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 01:13:47 PM
I agree. Inundate the editors with submissions via email: yourwordsaremyworld@outlook.com (as attachments only please)

Ma, I have to inform you that the words judge/s are temporarily banned from this thread a la brian. :D    
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 02, 2014, 01:57:42 PM
I agree. Inundate the editors with submissions via email: yourwordsaremyworld@outlook.com (as attachments only please)

Ma, I have to inform you that the words judge/s are temporarily banned from this thread a la brian. :D    

I resent the supposed insinuation.  ;D

To reiterate, it was that Irish woman who quoted the 11 judges. Not little ol' me.

 I think you have an obvious 'soft'-spot for me, Mark? Notice I said 'soft,' and not the opposite. ha ha.

As to the Gallery question? Remember Rocko. He thought his work was 'gold.' so posted there. One read of it said 'otherwise.'  ::) Bri.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 02, 2014, 01:59:53 PM
Doesn't mean everything in the Gallery is the same. ::)

And . . . I was playing . . . playing . . . acting the maggot ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 02:06:12 PM

To reiterate, it was that Irish woman who quoted the 11 judges. Not little ol' me.


Yah, but it was you I picked on so I thought I should mention it to Ma so you couldn't accuse me of being skrik of a mod. ;D

There's some pretty good stuff gets posted in the Gallery. I nominated some poets from there. BTW that's 50 push-ups for using the underlined word above. 

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: bri h on February 02, 2014, 03:27:57 PM
Yah, but it was you I picked on so I thought I should mention it to Ma so you couldn't accuse me of being skrik of a mod. ;D

There's some pretty good stuff gets posted in the Gallery. I nominated some poets from there. BTW that's 50 push-ups for using the underlined word above. 



NOOOOooooooooooo! "No victimisation without representation."
Push ups? You can 'push off.' ha ha.

I didn't mean to imply that everything in the Gallery is bad. Just some. Including mine.  ::) There's actually imo, some very good things there. Dylan comes to mind. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 04, 2014, 04:45:45 PM
Don't forgetsie, folks -- keep the momentum going and make those submissions. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 06, 2014, 01:36:47 AM

Yes, further to Sio's comment, those invitees who have not yet submitted please get your submissions in, preferably by the end of the weekend, which gives ample time. There is no deadline as such but no reason to prolong things either.
To all those who have already submitted, thank you for your participation.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Tom 10 on February 07, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
Keep the submissions coming 8)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: AntonioM on February 07, 2014, 07:53:19 PM
working on some stuff, will submit by Sunday est time.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 07, 2014, 07:58:04 PM
Made my list of 5. Am editing. Will post before deadline. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Tom 10 on February 07, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
Awesome! 8)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: cmb on February 08, 2014, 08:00:29 AM
Working on them. They're just not good enough yet.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: midnight candle on February 08, 2014, 08:31:13 AM
will post my 5 later - rugby first  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 08, 2014, 08:35:03 AM
I'm getting an awful feeling of de ja vu. I'm editing, then posting. What comes later is always the same. 'Lasting.' or not even 'included-in.' ha ha. But still worth the effort and the creativity it instills. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 09, 2014, 01:16:22 AM
Oi! The trio of you have jumped out of the anthology-contributor closet. Ah well, what the hell, MWC is the last outpost of democracy, right? Just for the record, Vienna was the innocent first but retracted upon my PM.

Now guess who the editors aren't.    
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 09, 2014, 01:50:57 PM
I need help. I can't remember who to post my 5 to?
Someone told me, but I can't remember who? B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology 2013: Invitations have been sent to nominees
Post by: 510bhan on February 09, 2014, 01:55:38 PM
I agree. Inundate the editors with submissions via email: yourwordsaremyworld@outlook.com (as attachments only please)

Ma, I have to inform you that the words judge/s are temporarily banned from this thread a la brian. :D    

 ;) It was on the previous page. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 09, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
Oh thanks lovey. Me meds are affectin iz today. x
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 09, 2014, 02:01:39 PM
You're welcome. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 09, 2014, 02:17:14 PM
5 posted. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 09, 2014, 03:05:13 PM
Good man. ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: heidi52 on February 10, 2014, 08:17:52 AM
Do we know how many were submitted?

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 01:16:47 PM
Don't think Mark's online at the mo', maybe he'll be able to provide an update soon. :-[
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 03:34:38 PM

I'm here (screech of tyres) Heidi and Sio, the editors inform me that 85+ submissions have been received.
Several invitees are apparently off-grid and have not responded, So we need about another 20 poems to get to 100. I can think of a couple ways to get there but let's hear some suggestions.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 03:35:50 PM
Smell that rubber! ;D :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 03:38:10 PM
Just bumping the address of those who still need to submit! ::)

 Inundate the editors with submissions via email: yourwordsaremyworld@outlook.com (as attachments only please)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 03:41:25 PM

Thanks Sio  ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 03:41:53 PM
What about those individuals who weren't threatened nominated, submitting a poem they think has merit? :-[
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 03:41:58 PM
Smell that rubber! ;D :o

So many jokes. So little time. ha ha. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 03:49:18 PM

Sounds like a good idea to me. We did kinda throw it open a couple pages back which Sio just bumped a couple posts above. Any other suggestions?


What about those individuals who weren't threatened nominated, submitting a poem they think has merit? :-[

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 03:56:16 PM
How about someone taking a look in CPT2 for any possibilities? I, as well as Shvon, Tom and various others have often been accused of putting 'loftier' poems in there.  ::)   ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 03:58:44 PM
I only know who was on my list, not the final cut, so I don't if all of them made it or if they have all submitted yet. :-[ :-\

I like the idea of some CPT getting in there. And the American Sentence - reckon all the nominees should do one of those -- it's only a sentence, if you don't already have one on the thread. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 04:01:02 PM
Poetry Anthology, an American Sentence?  Maybe? Hmm.  ;D  (go on. Count 'em. ha ha)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 04:01:47 PM
As good as some Haiku. :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 04:02:23 PM
I agree. CPT was one of my couple ideas. Bri, you suggested it first. Off you go to CPT.  
The other was the poetic prose Amie suggested much earlier in this thread.

Sio, American Sentence sounds good. You suggested it so off you go. Maybe juxtapose them for effect. My only decision is not to make any decisions.  
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 10, 2014, 04:04:47 PM
I can't -- I got carried away with them and dominated the thread. ;D Heidi, indar, Tom and Brian played in there too -- maybe they could go fishing and nudge a few others. ;D

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 04:05:12 PM
No fair! No fair! You know for a fact that there's only two contenders for AS, or Haiku, or CPT2. And it's Shvon or Tom. Boo hoo. ha ha


Do I pick anyone's?  ::) ha ha.

I suppose to be fair, we should pick anyone's but our own. Yes?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 04:06:44 PM
Shvon. You do CPT2 and I'll do AS.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 04:07:43 PM

Yes, can't pick your own. Send a bunch and let the editors sort 'em out.  
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 04:09:24 PM
My nose has a poetic bent. Can I pick it?  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 04:12:39 PM

I thought we had covered the nose pick-ing earlier in this thread. I'm sure you'll unearth some gems in uh, the AS thread.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 04:13:21 PM
ha ha. Another 5? or one or two?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 04:16:43 PM

Make it a baker's dozen. They are shortish.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 10, 2014, 04:22:59 PM

Got a Tom Sharpe omnibus to carry on reading. I'm outta here. (screech of tyres)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 10, 2014, 04:27:02 PM
"Whoa! Whoah! Not so fast theah bald-eagle. We sho' gat mo' work to be don' heah." ha ha
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 11, 2014, 01:25:37 PM
Since the poll has been deemed unneeded anymore, as soon as I post this message, I will delete the poll as it is a distraction.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 11, 2014, 01:57:34 PM

Thanks Alice.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 11, 2014, 02:01:56 PM
Thanks Alice.

No problem.  ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 12, 2014, 06:47:18 PM

Alice, just want to compliment your avatar. I like the pic, which seems to be you. When I first got here, I got gently reprimanded by this gingham cheeked, sweaty-grinned, blue eyed washout in my mind. Boy,, was i wrong... smoking moderators, what's the world coming to? Say hi to Frank, wontcha?

Sorry
Mark
   
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Tom 10 on February 12, 2014, 06:51:01 PM
Do we know how many were submitted?



Yes.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 12, 2014, 06:53:27 PM
My guess, my guess 7,863 -- we've been overwhelmed! :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: cmb on February 12, 2014, 06:53:53 PM
My guess, my guess 7,863 -- we've been overwhelmed! :o

 :D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 12, 2014, 06:56:16 PM
If you need more I've got millions :o :o :o :o :o

Not that I'm super-keen or anything. ::)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: Mark T on February 12, 2014, 07:04:58 PM

Sio and Nelodra, invite to post a line on Splab. Tom's ruminating.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 12, 2014, 07:41:54 PM
Oh sorry. Is it invitation only?  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 13, 2014, 07:49:00 PM
Forget Splab for the moment . . . get those American Sentences penned. Seriously. ;D Your anthology needs more of them. :D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: cmb on February 14, 2014, 09:55:45 AM
Forget Splab for the moment . . . get those American Sentences penned. Seriously. ;D Your anthology needs more of them. :D

Agreed. And besides, I love writing those American Sentences. They're fun to do.  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 14, 2014, 03:02:29 PM
I've already posted 10. Are we having more now? B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: 510bhan on February 14, 2014, 03:51:17 PM
Yep -- if we can, we like them. ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Time to start finalising submissions
Post by: bri h on February 14, 2014, 04:17:41 PM
I thought Drab's was quite apt.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Mark T on February 15, 2014, 01:58:31 AM

Hi all, the word from the editors is that bar a couple of outstandings - you know who you are - the submissions are almost complete with well over 100 pages of material.

Thanks to all those who participated. The editors will start looking at how to stitch all the poetry together from next week and I'm sure we all look forward with interest to the unveiling of the anthology.     
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: midnight candle on February 15, 2014, 12:34:36 PM
sorry i was late guys - big problems with pc and uni work. five have been sent.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Tom 10 on February 15, 2014, 12:40:39 PM
Great Candle.

But I told you a long time ago to get this university thing out of your life.  Its interfering with MWC! 8)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: midnight candle on February 15, 2014, 01:44:04 PM


But I told you a long time ago to get this university thing out of your life.  Its interfering with MWC! 8)

two more essays and an exam and i'll be back for good - no stopping me then tom. :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: 510bhan on February 15, 2014, 01:45:48 PM
Yay! ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Tom 10 on February 15, 2014, 01:56:12 PM
Yes Yay! 8)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Mark T on February 15, 2014, 04:06:53 PM

I'm happy to announce a 100% response rate from the invitees and some extra top poems to boot.
Mucho thanks everybody.

Maintaining our no-rules theme, for anyone late to this or still hesitating, keep sending, even one of your own if you like. The mail office is still open. Submit to: yourwordsaremyworld@outlook.com

Now I'm off to the playground for a game of Splab.   
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: intercat on February 15, 2014, 08:45:42 PM
Sending tonight! -- I dropped off the face of the world for a bit. :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: 510bhan on February 15, 2014, 08:57:47 PM
Good woman, yourself. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 07:02:19 AM
Mornin/Afternoon, Shvon. (waves)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: 510bhan on February 16, 2014, 07:07:01 AM
Hi, honey. :D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 07:31:29 AM
How's that wind of yours? Just a breeze over here atmin. Probly get worse as the day progresses.

STRANGE COMMENT ALERT!

Thanks for last night, it was wonderful.


I meant the creativity generated by the words. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: 510bhan on February 16, 2014, 07:35:48 AM
It's pretending to be nice here -- blue skies, no evil breeze . . . guess it's coming later. :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: heidi52 on February 16, 2014, 09:33:46 AM
I'm happy to announce a 100% response rate from the invitees and some extra top poems to boot.


THAT is a very pleasant surprise.  ;D ;D  We rock.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Mark T on February 16, 2014, 09:57:52 AM

What can i say...
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Mark T on February 20, 2014, 08:51:55 AM
Update: Please see the below which is a correspondence cut & paste from the co-editor and is self-explanatory.


Since that time submissions have closed, the editing took place, EVERY SUBMISSION WAS ACCEPTED for publication, step one of the proofreading is completed, and the completed draft will be submitted to the site Moderator(s) if it hasn't already.  Editor asked this update be posted, or announced.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Tom 10 on February 20, 2014, 09:00:17 AM
Thanks Mark,
I appreciate your posting this update 8) 8)
I think the Anthology will be something.
T
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 09:04:40 AM
I'm already looking forward to holding the finished product in my greedy fingers.  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Mark T on February 20, 2014, 09:06:26 AM
Yah, me too. The fact that people participated 110% was against the odds. The idea was to preserve some deserving poetry for posterity and that's what we're gonna get, so cool bananas.

Once again, big thanks to everybody who participated and assisted with the endeavour.  
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Almost a wrap, folks
Post by: Mark T on February 20, 2014, 09:38:45 AM
Update: Please see the below which is a correspondence cut & paste from the co-editor and is self-explanatory.


Since that time submissions have closed, the editing took place, EVERY SUBMISSION WAS ACCEPTED for publication, step one of the proofreading is completed, and the completed draft will be submitted to the site Moderator(s) if it hasn't already.  Editor asked this update be posted, or announced.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: midnight candle on February 20, 2014, 10:49:18 AM
i can't wait to see the real thing in my hands too.  8)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: 510bhan on February 20, 2014, 12:30:03 PM
What an effort -- the announcement/call for submissions only went up on Jan 21st -- so well done poets! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Mark T on February 20, 2014, 01:05:53 PM

I've just had a preview of the anthology's layout and it certainly whetted my appetite. Excellent job there, editors. 
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 01:09:18 PM
I've just had a preview of the anthology's layout and it certainly whetted my appetite. Excellent job there, editors. 

You lucky bastard!  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: 510bhan on February 20, 2014, 01:11:32 PM
Eek . . . so exciting. ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Mark T on February 20, 2014, 01:14:39 PM
You lucky bastard!  :)
  ;D ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: bri h on February 20, 2014, 01:30:26 PM
So do we have to pay for it? If so, how much? B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Mark T on February 20, 2014, 04:16:01 PM

There's only one copy, bri. One million shekels, pay me direct. 
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: 510bhan on February 20, 2014, 04:18:11 PM
So do we have to pay for it? If so, how much? B

Yes.

Don't know.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 04:22:25 PM
Will the proceeds go to a Charity? Which one?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Tom 10 on February 20, 2014, 04:27:34 PM
Will the proceeds go to a Charity? Which one?

Like there'll be a  . . . profit?? :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 04:31:39 PM
Should be, Tom.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: bri h on February 20, 2014, 04:51:11 PM
Yes.

Don't know.


Don't know if I want to pay for my own sh- works.  ;D

I hope any extra monies would be able to go to the bri-h charity. It's such a worthy course. It helps aspiring never-be's achieve their long held desire to be  sucksessful orther's.  :)

Seriously, knowing most of the authors, I'd pay to see theirs as well as my works in print. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 04:56:23 PM
I'll buy extra copies to give to friends. :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: bri h on February 20, 2014, 05:03:56 PM
Oh, I'm so relieved. Nel's gonna buy me a copy. She's such a treasure to her friends.  :-*   ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 05:04:47 PM
Wishful thinking, bri. Don't flatter yourself.  :P
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: 510bhan on February 20, 2014, 05:29:48 PM
Ideas for a worthy charity?

Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: bri h on February 20, 2014, 05:36:50 PM
Wishful thinking, bri. Don't flatter yourself.  :P

Jeez, chill, woman. I was only messin.'
I buy my own books. Unless you wanna go Dutch? No?
No, I didn't think so.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: cmb on February 20, 2014, 05:37:34 PM
Something suicide prevention?

Or, seeing as we lost Skip to a heart attack, something to do with cardiovascular diseases?
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: ma100 on February 20, 2014, 07:17:41 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble a little bit, but you are not anywhere near the final stages yet guys.

Now all the fiddly bits start that cause the headaches and I hope you are all pitching in and not just leaving it to a few. That was the deal guys. ;) This is the poets baby.

Before this can be glanced over by the powers that be, the book needs to be formatted with ALL relevant information. This includes a foreword, Introduction and index. 25 word bios for each author. A title and a cover. An issue has already arisen that Sio has to wait info on. And formatting so many different coded docs is no easy fix.  ;) The publishing platform also has to be figured between you. The monetary aspect as well has to be thought through.

It takes time. Cheering you on, you've done great so far.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Tom 10 on February 20, 2014, 07:25:02 PM
Thanks for the cheering, Ma. The Table of Contents, Introduction and Preface have been drafted, the index is underway, We are close to meeting the formating challenges.  Check the posting for the Title selection. Drafts of the Cover are in the works.  
Lots left to do, of course, but time to keep plugging ahead, cheer the progress we've made, and leave bubble bursting for when real trouble presents itself.  All's smiles now. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Mark T on February 21, 2014, 01:35:28 AM

Wish I'd known about the 25 word bio requirement before sending out the invites. Is it really necessary considering it's for five or less poems per individual - about 25 which makes an extra 625 words of cost?

Writing a bio is going to make me feel pretentious and maybe others feel the same. This is an MWC anthology and if anyone really wants to know about an author they can visit the site and view the profile the member has seen fit to post.

Also, the publishing and monetary aspects. I stated quite clearly in the first post of this thread that this would be at the discretion of the moderators in stage 4 upon receipt of the completed anthology, considering its merits and other advisement.
In the absence of anything further to the contrary, that seemed to be a fait accompli then so what is the situation now?
Do the poets really get to decide these aspects or do we drop suggestions like fish into a barrel? It seems to me these are executive type decisions that will need to be approved by the moderators so they, in their wisdom, might as well make these decisions without a brouhaha on this thread.

I doubt there are any technical issues the editors can't overcome. At this stage, I respectfully request clear and complete guidelines from the powers that be with regard to the further development and completion of the anthology.       

 
Sorry to burst your bubble a little bit, but you are not anywhere near the final stages yet guys.

Now all the fiddly bits start that cause the headaches and I hope you are all pitching in and not just leaving it to a few. That was the deal guys. ;) This is the poets baby.

Before this can be glanced over by the powers that be, the book needs to be formatted with ALL relevant information. This includes a foreword, Introduction and index. 25 word bios for each author. A title and a cover. An issue has already arisen that Sio has to wait info on. And formatting so many different coded docs is no easy fix.  ;) The publishing platform also has to be figured between you. The monetary aspect as well has to be thought through.

It takes time. Cheering you on, you've done great so far.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Amie on February 21, 2014, 05:39:48 AM
At this stage, I respectfully request clear and complete guidelines from the powers that be with regard to the further development and completion of the anthology.       

Hi Mark :)

The deal was always that it was okay to go ahead, as long as:
a) the mods didn't have to do any work and
b) you submit the final work for approval if you are going to use the MWC name.

If you are asking us to draft guidelines, that is work. Sorry to be so blunt about it but... you never know what is going on in people's lives behind the scenes, and personally I have too much on my plate on the moment to cope with anything else.

How about you get the publication into its final perfected state, such that it all it requires is for you to hit the "publish" button on lulu or Amazon or whereever it is going, then send it to the mods so that we can make sure Nick is happy there are no conflicts with usage of the MWC name?

Alternatively, you could just publish it without any reference to MWC, and then you are free to do it however you like.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: heidi52 on February 21, 2014, 07:58:10 AM

Writing a bio is going to make me feel pretentious and maybe others feel the same. This is an MWC anthology and if anyone really wants to know about an author they can visit the site and view the profile the member has seen fit to post.
 

Agree 100%
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Mark T on February 21, 2014, 11:23:14 AM
Hi Amie, thanks for that input and reminder. Quite correct. I agree and think it will be best to leave this in the capable hands of the editors until further notice from them.   

Hi Mark :)

The deal was always that it was okay to go ahead, as long as:
a) the mods didn't have to do any work and
b) you submit the final work for approval if you are going to use the MWC name.

If you are asking us to draft guidelines, that is work. Sorry to be so blunt about it but... you never know what is going on in people's lives behind the scenes, and personally I have too much on my plate on the moment to cope with anything else.

How about you get the publication into its final perfected state, such that it all it requires is for you to hit the "publish" button on lulu or Amazon or whereever it is going, then send it to the mods so that we can make sure Nick is happy there are no conflicts with usage of the MWC name?

Alternatively, you could just publish it without any reference to MWC, and then you are free to do it however you like.
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Amie on February 21, 2014, 12:19:00 PM
Cool - cheers :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages - Submission to Moderator Panel
Post by: Biola on February 22, 2014, 03:16:02 AM
Gave a huge sigh of relief . I have been tip toeing in here and leaving quietly so no one will hear the me squeak in fright. But I can now go play in the sun and check my traps ;D ;D ;D. Well done Mark T and thanks Ma.
biola
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: heidi52 on March 24, 2014, 04:43:05 PM
Hey! haven't seen any news in a while, where are we with this? Update please.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: Mark T on March 24, 2014, 04:48:28 PM
Howzit Heidi, just passing by and caught your post. The only update I can offer right now is that this thread has been read 4385 times. The last I heard was the proofs were with the publishers but that was a while back. Eds?  
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: 510bhan on March 24, 2014, 06:08:36 PM
Far as I know it's the admin side of things need sorting before it can go on sale . . . well, I'm sure you'll understand it has to be whenever is convenient for the family. :-\
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: heidi52 on March 24, 2014, 06:14:18 PM
it has to be whenever is convenient for the family. :-\

Absolutely, they have enough on their plates to worry about.

Was just curious that's all.

Cheers.  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: cmb on March 26, 2014, 12:41:36 PM
Far as I know it's the admin side of things need sorting before it can go on sale . . . well, I'm sure you'll understand it has to be whenever is convenient for the family. :-\

I do hope it'll be convenient for the family sooner rather than later, though...
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: 510bhan on March 31, 2014, 01:49:53 PM
Watch this space . . . announcement soon! :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: cmb on March 31, 2014, 02:00:38 PM
Watch this space . . . announcement soon! :o

Oh, goodie! I'll be watching this place for sure.  :)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: 510bhan on March 31, 2014, 03:12:04 PM
MWC Poetry Anthology is Loosed Upon the World! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 

As the Kettle Wolf-Whistled has now joined the ranks of published works with those of Shakespeare, Rumi, Tennyson, and Nick Daws.  A brilliant anthology of the poetry of MWC –

eclectic, imaginative, sometimes stunning –  these poetic works track a wide variety of subjects, styles, points of view. Whatever your bent may be - humour, drama, tragedy, sharp and witty observations, meditations, these and more await you. 

 

The paperback version is available online through all of the major retailers at the suggested retail price of $19.50, but may be ordered through Lulu.com, our printer, for the discounted price of $9.75

 

The ebook version is available for $2.99.  Currently available only in PDF format, we anticipate offering the ebook version in epub format in the fullness of time.

Click here to order online: 

paperback version: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/as-the-kettle-wolf-whistled/14460933


Ebook version: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/as-the-kettle-wolf-whistled/14552857
 

Don’t be shy about purchasing extra copies for your kith, descendants, neighbours and accusers – all net proceeds go to Unicorns for Addy for the benefit of a dear young girl fighting t-cell lymphoma.  see http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=49325.0, and https://www.facebook.com/unicornsforaddyclements?fref=ts
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: Tom 10 on March 31, 2014, 03:14:04 PM
Hey, fantastic! 

How about a new thread in RMP for this great announcement?

Great work, Sio!
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: 510bhan on March 31, 2014, 03:15:11 PM
Hell yeah! :o
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: bri h on March 31, 2014, 03:20:35 PM
Are there any details in 'English' for us dinosaurs who have no experience in buying on-line? (Oh right. It's just me then.  ;D)
Would appreciate someone taking pity on this old fart and showing me how to buy one or six copies. B
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: 510bhan on March 31, 2014, 03:23:15 PM
Click on the blue link for whatever type of version you want.

When on the site click on Add to Basket then pay as the process asks -- usually Paypal or credit card. ;)
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: bri h on March 31, 2014, 03:33:48 PM
Wow, is it really that simple? Cheers chuck. xbx
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: 510bhan on March 31, 2014, 03:34:39 PM
You're welcome, cover boy! ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: ma100 on March 31, 2014, 03:40:58 PM
Great stuff guys and warrants a thread in the writers circle I think. ;)

Congratulations everyone
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: bri h on March 31, 2014, 03:54:37 PM
You're welcome, cover boy! ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Wasn't gonna say owt.  ;D
Title: Re: MWC poetry anthology: Final stages -
Post by: Mark T on October 08, 2016, 07:40:29 PM

And... this is some info for newcomers and passers-by with an interest in reading modern poetry.

The 2013 Poetry Anthology. Jump back a page and check Sio's post for details on picking up a copy - it's a charitable publication; please consider supporting our initiative, thank you. 

(Sio's fine by the way, moved house, but still in NI -  :-*)