Maitri Poetry

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Maitri Poetry is a new collaborative poetry space for publications, readings, and workshops. MP’s first endeavor is Night Sweats of the Spirit: A lived experience anthology edited by Marie Marchand and Joseph Fasano. The title is inspired by the work of Robert Lowell, who lived with mental illness and helped destigmatize it through his writing. The book will be released on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2022. "one universe, one body . . . in this urn the animal night sweats of the spirit burn."  -- Robert Lowell, "Night Sweats"

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Twitter @maitripoetry
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Marie Marchand
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Submissions Policy
Night Sweats of the Spirit, edited by Marie Marchand and Joseph Fasano, seeks poems that engage the lived experience of mental health conditions. From poets well-versed in mental health challenges, including family members and friends of those with mental health conditions, we accept up to three previously unpublished poems. Poems should be no more than 60 lines. Submit through Submittable as a Word document or pdf in 12-point Times New Roman or something similar. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere by withdrawing your submission in Submittable. To withdraw a single poem, please send a Message through Submittable. To ensure fairness, our editors conduct blind reviews. Therefore, please do not include identifying information in your submission or file name. (Submittable has a cover letter field where you can include a greeting and bio.) If your submission contains identifying information, we will decline it. Keep your bio to 60 words and feel free to mention your connection to mental health or mental illness. There is no submission fee. If your poem is chosen to appear in the anthology, payment will be one book. All proceeds from book sales (after Submittable fees and printing costs) will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Timeline: Submissions open June 1-July 15, 2022 Poets notified in early August Virtual book launch on World Mental Health Day, 10/10/22
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Varies 06 / 01 - 07 / 15
Reporting Time
08 - 09 weeks
Author Payments
1 copy per author featured.
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Anticipated October 2022
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