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The Marin Poetry Center’s Anthology is published annually and open to all current members.


Deadline Extended to March 27, 2022

2022 MPC Members' Anthology

Eligibility: You must be a current member of the Marin Poetry Center to submit to the MPC Anthology. You can join or renew your membership online by clicking here.

Submission Period: January 17 – March 27, 2022

Editor: Siân Killingsworth

Editor-in-Training: Linda Michel-Cassidy

Entries per person: Maximum 3 poems per person. Each poem should begin on a new page. Individual poems should be no more than 60 lines, including title, epigram (if any), and any acknowledgement of prior publication. Poems should be formatted in a clearly readable font such as Arial or Times New Roman, in 12-point size.

Please remember that the size of the final printed anthology is fairly small, so long lines will often end up spilling over to an indented next line. You may prefer to submit poems with shorter lines.

Theme: This year does not have a theme, per se, but instead we are looking for poems that surprise, push us outside of our comfort zones, make us think in new ways. We want poems that experiment with form, play with meaning/s, and are your weird creations that don't always seem to fit in with the "usual." We want poems that disrupt conventional ways of thinking and provoke questions. Gratuitous violence, gore, or abusive content will be rejected.

Submissions are accepted only via Submittable. We do not accept any email or snail mail submissions. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify the Anthology Editor via Submittable if your poems are accepted elsewhere.

Poems should be included in one attachment as a .doc or .docx file. Do not put any identifying information in the document or in the name of the document.

The Editor will notify entrants of the decision as to which poems will appear in the Anthology via Submittable soon after the close of the submission period.

Purchase A Copy

The 2021 Anthology IDENTITY AND THE SELF is now available for purchase.

Costs: 2021 anthology: $18.00. 2020 Anthology: $5.00.

Please include shipping and handling
: $3.50 for first book, $1.50 for each additional book.

Order the 2021 Anthology Online: Please note $3.50 will be added to your order as postage for the first book, and $1.50 as postage for each additional book.

Alternately, please mail a check to Marin Poetry Center, P.O. Box 9091, San Rafael, CA 94901, and include your name, address, and indicate which year’s issue you would like.

Questions? Please email

The Marin Poetry Center Anthology is published annually. Stay tuned for announcements about the 2022 Anthology in January!

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