Call for Submissions: Children’s Poetry Anthology on Food and Agriculture

Call for Submissions: Children’s Poetry Anthology on Food and Agriculture

Submission Deadline: June 14th, 2014

Photo © Kim Goldberg

Photo © Kim Goldberg

An independently published anthology of children’s poetry dedicated to the theme of food and agriculture is in the works. Adults who write children’s poetry, including people who are emerging poets, are invited to submit their work.

What to Submit:

The editor is looking for original, unpublished poems, written in English, aimed at kids 8-12 years old that deal with various aspects of food and agriculture such as (but not limited to): food deserts, edible landscapes, food banks, vertical gardens (also known as living walls, biowalls, ecowalls, green walls), children’s food assistance programs, gardening (ie. family gardening, school gardens, rooftop gardens, community gardens, balcony/container gardening, window boxes), types of farming (i.e., rural, urban, organic, sustainable), farmer’s markets, public markets, fair-trade food, 100-mile diet, vegetarianism/ veganism, and any other sub-topics you can think of!

The editor is interested in receiving poems written in a variety of forms including but not limited to the following forms: couplet, triplet, limerick, haiku, tanka, cinquain, diamante, mask poem, apostrophe poem, list poem, etheree, palindrome, etc.


Poets whose work is selected for the collection will be contacted shortly after the deadline. They will also receive a small one-time honorarium.

Where to Submit:

Please email poems to Carol-Ann Hoyte at

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact:
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