by Brenda McFarlane
Hi, I’m Brian’s daughter and I am considering putting together a small self-published hockey poetry book. I work on this site for my Dad. I’ve noticed we get a lot of visitors here seeking out hockey poetry and even a couple comments asking for anthologies.
As poets and writers probably know, the internet offers on-demand publishing tools like Lulu.com. The resulting books tend to be expensive but at least they exist as options for small niche markets.
So, I am seeking hockey poetry submissions, if anyone is interested. It is okay if the poem has been published before but make sure you have the right to re-publish.
None of us will get rich out of this idea but I think it will be a nice thing to offer people. If you are interested in contributing to a collection of hockey poems, please consider sending me your hockey poetry for possible publication.
If there are any profits after expenses, what do you think of a split of 50% of the gross profits going to contributing poets? Maybe with a somewhat smaller split for those who send very short poems and a somewhat larger split for longer poems? If this doesn’t sound fair to you, let me know.
If your poem is accepted and we have enough interest and material to go ahead and publish, I will send you a more formal agreement. Sending me your poetry does not imply I have a right to publish your poetry until you give me formal written permission.
I’ve never done this before so I am certainly open to any suggestions from poets regarding this idea.
Send hockey poems and any additional information you think might be of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org