Message in a Bottle #5
Origin: The Isle of Write
Recipients: Steemit Creatives
It’s a beautiful day to be on the beach! While we all enjoy lazing the day away, we were also thinking about curation, and its importance to the steemit pond, as well as our place in the ocean of good writing and talent within the community.
A lot of poetry has been washing up on our shores lately. Ultimately, as a community, we feel that creative writing has a place on steemit, and should be rewarded. So to help build the community, we are planning on doing 8 weeks of curation, where we
-feature new and old poetry posts over the next eight weeks that are excellent and adding to steemit as a platform
-extend an invitation to the author to be part of the printed Steemit Poetry anthology
-reward poets 5 SBD for writing great work
Our goal is to fill each anthology with curated Steemit authors in order to showcase to the world beyond, what incredible talent Steemit has to offer. We will also be actively pursuing a contribution for each anthology from an accomplished, published author. No, it isn't going to be Stephen King, but our goal is that it will be someone a Steemian can point to and say "I'm in an anthology with 'so and so,'" and people in the publishing world will actually know who you're talking about.
In addition to the 5 SBD, every author who agrees to include their piece in an anthology, will retain the rights to their work except as pertains to the sales or distribution of the anthologies. Each author will also receive a printed, bound copy of their book. That's right, not an ebook. A real, physical book with professional cover art. Something you can show your mom, set on the coffee table, slip onto your bookshelf, or casually toss on the back of the toilet.
The Isle will be actively promoting the anthologies on and off Steemit to maximize exposure for these talented writers and to raise funds for whatever fun project we take on next!
- If the poem employs a meter or rhyme scheme, that rule must be consistently followed.
- If the poem employs a form, that form must be consistently followed.
- Haiku / Tanka must employ a caesura between two complementary or contrasting images.
- Effective use of concrete imagery.
- No cliches.
- Must be first published to steemit.
- Author must be willing to go through a review and editing process with Isle of Write editors in preparation for publication.
- English Language only.
art and flair courtesy of @PegasusPhysics