1 All poems should be submitted using the submit button powered by SUBMITTABLE on Willowdown Books website, The Poetic Bond website, or elsewhere.

2 All poems submitted, for which the submission process has been completed, will be considered for inclusion in (a) an anthology to be named “Poems from The Lockdown 2.022 ” AND (b) a further chapter to the the 2020 Volume "Poems from the Lockdown" entitled "2022".

3 You can submit two poems. All poems must be the authors own work: unpublished poems or those previously published online can be submitted

4 Authors are responsible for informing Willowdown Books of any licenses or conditions they may have assigned to third parties; any dispute that may arise is solely a matter for the author and the third party.

5 Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to agree to the copyright notice below (12)

6 The themes of the competition are "What is your experience of the last two years of the Global Pandemic affected you, how is it affecting you now, and what are you hopes for 2022". Twelve poems will be selected for inclusion in the 3rd edition of Poems form the Lockdown, first published in 2020, and approximately 30 poems featured in a new anthology, Poems form the Lockdown 2.022. They can be in any form or style.

7 Poems can up to 60 lines in any length (Does not include title or stanza breaks).

8 The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poem (s) for the anthology are final and no correspondence will be entered into save for notification of whether the work is to be included in the anthology.

9 Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times

10 Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after 30th June 2022

11 The closing date for the competition is 4 April, 2022

12 Copyright Notice Should my poem(s) be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Willowdown Books permission to publish my poem(s) within the anthologies known as "Poems from The Lockdown" (3rd Edition) and "Poems from the Lockdown 2.022) (2022), in any media, and to use my name and poem in any marketing or promotional activity which pertains to the marketing and promotion of said anthology. Books agree that they cannot print or use any other media to publish any poem from the anthology individually, except with the express permission of the author. The following, or equivalent, will appear in the anthology; Willowdown Books asserts its copyright of this book as an anthology, by which is meant the collection of poems. Willowdown Books asserts no copyright over any of the individual poems. Copyright is asserted (by both Willowdown Books and the individual authors) under the Copyright Laws of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America and all the countries of the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Television, Public Reading, Translation into foreign language, any Internet or related media is strictly reserved (by the author, or Willowdown Books as detailed above).


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